It used to be that when I did an intentional Send/Receive (as opposed to Outlook doing an automatic timed one) a window came up showing me progress. I think it defaulted to just showing the progress on the right-hand side of the status bar at the bottom, but if I used the menu option Tools -> Send/Receive -> Send/Receive Settings -> Show Progress, it would immediately show the progress of the last Send/Receive. It would also then always pop up that window for subsequent Send/Receives.
Now, however, nothing I can do will cause it to always show the Send/Receive window during intentional Send/Receives. It only shows it on the status bar.
Not sure what I have done that has changed things.
I'm on Windows XP, SP2, but I'm sure it was OK after the install of SP2.