FAI contents table: A table of folder associated information (FAI) Message objects that are stored in a Folder object.
FastTransfer download context: A Server object that represents a context for a FastTransfer download.
FastTransfer stream: A binary format for encoding full or partial folder and message data. It can also encode information about differences between mailbox replicas.
FastTransfer upload context: A Server object that represents a context for a FastTransfer upload.
field: (1) An element or attribute (1) in a data source that can contain data.
(2) A container for metadata within a SharePoint list and associated list items.
(3) A discrete unit of a record that has a name, a data type, and a value.
(4) The data elements that constitute an Entity in a line-of-business (LOB) system.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP): A member of the TCP/IP suite of protocols that is used to copy files between two computers on the Internet if both computers support their respective FTP roles. One computer is an FTP client and the other is an FTP server.
final ICS state: An Incremental Change Synchronization (ICS) state that is provided by a server upon completion of an ICS operation. A final ICS state is a checkpoint ICS state that is provided at the end of the ICS operation.
floating: A time that is interpreted in an observer's location and does not necessarily translate into the same Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time in different locations, as described in [RFC2445]. For example, a reminder for an appointment that starts at 1/1/2008 at 2:00 P.M. floating time would signal two hours earlier in Athens than in London.
folder associated information (FAI): A collection of Message objects that are stored in a Folder object and are typically hidden from view by email applications. An FAI Message object is used to store a variety of settings and auxiliary data, including forms, views, calendar options, favorites, and category lists.
Folder object: A messaging construct that is typically used to organize data into a hierarchy of objects containing Message objects and folder associated information (FAI) Message objects.
foreign identifier: An identifier that is assigned to an entity by a foreign system, typically a client. It always has a form of an external identifier, but not all external identifiers are foreign identifiers.
free/busy message: A message that is stored in a public folder and contains free/busy data.
free/busy status: A property of an appointment that indicates how an appointment on the calendar of an attendee or resource affects their availability.