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    Outlook 2010, a sensible decision

    I'm running the Office 2010 Beta and have just noticed where Outlook now places the Outlook data file, No longer is it buried deep within the user profile, but in My Documents\Outlook files.
    Very convienient and easy to manage, so they will be removing this feature before going gold then

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    @Dos_Box:

    You bet!!

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    ooooh! That's good to know, hoo-blooming-rah is all I can say! When I set anyones Outlook up I always manually move it to a folder called PST or Outlook then I could find it easier for backup purposes but glad to see MS have done that at last

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    I have been using this aswell thinking its quite good - one this that is annoying is that you cannot turn off the conversational linking for all folders you have to do it on each individually ( as far as i can see and after what google said). and also if it was clever enough not to group all emails with no subject together as we all know what teachers are like!

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    @john:

    Too little too late, Zimbra has it beaten all ends up!

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    It is sensible I agree, but you can just move the PST with Outlook 2003 for example, then point it to the new location. Is the max PST size going to get any bigger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It is sensible I agree, but you can just move the PST with Outlook 2003 for example, then point it to the new location. Is the max PST size going to get any bigger?
    Didn't think it had one, I've had (but did slim it down the other day) a 10GB PST and it was fine.

    @ Bossman - A you were going to go and watch TV and B - I don't actually use any PSTs for Exchange

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    Looks like it's 20GB for Outlook 2003 and 2007. It was 2GB for Outlook 2002.

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    Interesting.

    PST files are famously not supported on non-local drives (Personal folder files are unsupported over a LAN or over a WAN link). I'm wondering what will happen with Outlook 2010 when My Docs is redirected to a network location. Will it still create PST files there?

    Another ref
    Ask the Performance Team : Network Stored PST files ... don't do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I'm running the Office 2010 Beta and have just noticed where Outlook now places the Outlook data file, No longer is it buried deep within the user profile, but in My Documents\Outlook files.
    Very convienient and easy to manage, so they will be removing this feature before going gold then
    Don't get me started on .PST files......you won't hear the end of it.

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    PST files are famously not supported on non-local drives
    Uh huh .. and AFAICT they can do some incredible magic shrinking tricks when they run up against quotas.

    The difficulty for me: Even when you assume there's an Exchange, you still really need the archiving to a PST bit to get around lots of people's inability to spring clean their mailboxes.

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    PST files are famously not supported on non-local drives
    I have done it, pointing to H:\ for example which is mapped and the PST files were about 120MB and it worked with no slowdown. Any more than a few users and you'd be better off setting up Exchange anyway!

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    You're all missing the most important thing about 2010... you can make it black!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    You're all missing the most important thing about 2010... you can make it black!
    Oh wow. I'm sold!

    PSTs - PITAs as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I have done it, pointing to H:\
    MS do not say it cannot be done. Indeed, it's trivial. Point is, until now, it's not been officially supported. But if MS are going to drop the PST into a sub dir of My Docs, then won't this automatically go to the net on redirected My Docs? Time will tell no doubt.

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