Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 slow and sluggish? Here’s the FIX!

One of the new features in Office 2013 is Hardware Graphics Acceleration which is supposed to improve performance. It doesn’t always work well on computers with certain types of graphics cards/adapters. Symptoms include slow switching from views such as Mail, to Calendar, to Tasks, etc, cursor hangs randomly, Outlook freezing for a few seconds (or even longer) and slow startup.
The solution?
Just disable the hardware graphics acceleration via:
Outlook Options -> Advanced -> (Display) Disable hardware graphics acceleration.
Restart Outlook and it should be faster than ever!
Note: this ONLY applies to Office/Outlook 2013 versions