Verify offline access and synchronization of external data in Outlook for a Business Connectivity Services on-premises solution in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013

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Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-07-03

Summary: How to work offline with external data in Outlook for a Business Data Connectivity (BCS) on-premises scenario deployment in SharePoint 2013.


ImportantImportant:
This is Step 12 in the Microsoft Business Connectivity Services On-Premises scenario deployment procedures. This is the last step in the installation procedures for this scenario


Update customer data offline and refresh it online
  1. To take Outlook 2013 offline, click Send/Receive, and in the Preferences group, click Work Offline.

  2. Make a change or two to one of the AdventureWorks customers.

  3. To bring Outlook 2013 back online, click Send/Receive, and in the Preferences group, click Work Online.

  4. To synchronize the data, on the navigation pane, right-click the <Team Site Name> AWCustomers external list and then click Sync now

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