One of the biggest benefits to the new underlying technologies for Outlook 2016 is that it’s using a modern SQLite database. The true power of this is best shown in searches. Here, as expected, Outlook 2016 not only was faster — but was multiples faster across the board on every type of search.

The chart will best visualize how much faster, but in our tests, searching was 2x-15x faster.


Figure 5: Search Performance
(shorter is faster)