Outlook 2007: Now Supports Exchange 2010 Personal Archive

Folks go grab the December 2010 Cumulative Update and get it installed for Outlook 2007, Why? Well it would ensure that Outlook 2007 supports the Exchange 2010 Personal Archives.

This breaking news was shared by Bharat Suneja at: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/12/20/457238.aspx

Get the December 2010 Cumulative Updates here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2479671

Some Points to take care of:

Once the archive mailbox is visible in Outlook 2007, users can expand the folder hierarchy, and are able to perform the following operations:

  • Move or copy messages and folders between their primary mailbox and the archive mailbox
  • Move or copy messages and folders between a PST file and their archive mailbox (if access to PST files is not blocked by the administrator).

    Note: In Exchange 2010 SP1, administrators can also use mailbox import requests to import data from PST files to either the user’s archive or primary mailbox. For more information, see Understanding Mailbox Import and Export Requests.

  • Export or import messages to and from the archive mailbox
  • Use Inbox Rules to automatically move messages to a folder in the archive mailbox

However, Outlook 2007 does not support the following functionality:

  • Search across primary and archive mailboxes: When a user searches the primary mailbox, and selects All Mailbox Items, Outlook does not search the archive mailbox. Similarly, when the user searches the archive mailbox, the primary mailbox is not searched.
  • Archive policies: In Outlook 2007, users can’t use personal tags (also known as archive policies) to move items to the archive mailbox. Any default archive policies for the mailbox continue to be applied. Users can use Outlook Web App to see or apply archive policies.

Great News !!


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