Many unsuspecting OS X users, who also used Office for Mac 2011, found themselves unable to unable to sync email using Outlook 2011 when they upgraded to OS X El Capitan.
The issue would cause Outlook 2011 to hang up and the only solutions possible were to revert back to OS X Yosemite or use web based email interfaces until the issue was resolved.
As our own Lisa discovered when this happened to her, using the web for email is a good temporary option but it does not replace the full productivity and functionality of a desktop application.
Microsoft has been aware of the issue between El Capitan and Outlook 2011 since late September and over the last few weeks they have been working on a solution.
That fix has finally arrived in the form of a Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.5.6 update.
You can download the update directly from Microsoft at this link:
Let us know if this resolves your own syncing and hanging issues with Outlook 2011 in Office for Mac 2011.