Does anyone know what causes this, and whether it's safe to cancel the process?
I use Office 2003 on Windows XP. (I will eventually screw up my courage and upgrade to Windows 7 and Office 2010 "for the better SharePoint integration", but that's not something I'm really looking forward to, even though I have a new laptop on which to do so.)
Possibly related: This morning before work, I did use the Web Access to the Exchange server, but on the other hand, I'm pretty sure I shut down Outlook before I went to lunch. Is that likely to be related?
Also, please note: I am required by my employer to use MS Office. Suggestions involving using different software will be relatively unhelpful.