Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th May 2010 23:12 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft "Back in February, Microsoft released public specifications for PST files, the databases used by Outlook for storing and archiving e-mail. To these specifications, Microsoft has now added a pair of developer-oriented open source projects: the PST Data Structure View Tool for cracking open PSTs to browse inside them, and the PST File Format SDK, a cross-platform C++ library for working with PST files programmatically."
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PST's vs Exchange
by robojerk on Tue 25th May 2010 00:16 UTC
robojerk
Member since:
2006-01-10

I think Exchange is a stronger reason for Microsoft lock-in, that, and bundling it with Office.

Thunderbird with Lightning was closing the gap, then Mozilla kind if halted the vast majority of Thunderbird development.

My prediction is that OWA will replace Outlook.

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RE: PST's vs Exchange
by Piranha on Tue 25th May 2010 03:36 in reply to "PST's vs Exchange"
Piranha Member since:
2008-06-24

OWA eventually. I still don't see us using OWA fully on our desktops at work.

Though, ActiveSync with Exchange is definitely looking interesting with iPhone, WinMobile, and others. I wonder if it will dominate Blackberry Enterprise Server.

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RE: PST's vs Exchange
by fsck on Tue 25th May 2010 14:47 in reply to "PST's vs Exchange"
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2005-07-06

Thunderbird with Lightning was closing the gap, then Mozilla kind if halted the vast majority of Thunderbird development.

I thought that only last week. I tried Thunderbird again a few days ago. Needless to say I was impressed!

Completely against my expectations it is now my default mail client. I'd definitely recommend people give it another go.

Link: http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/

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