Today marks the much anticipated release of the Microsoft Exchange .PST capture tool that allows businesses of all types and sizes to methodically seek out and destroy err, find all the local archive files (AKA .PST files) and then migrate them into the user’s mailbox.  This tool works with both Exchange 2010 and Office 365 and helps address the corporate email compliance that personal archives pose inside of an organization.  Keeping with the Exchange 2010 theme of large, low-cost mailboxes, pulling a user’s old personal archives back into their mailbox not only brings these emails back into the control of the Exchange Admins, but it also increases user productivity as all of these emails will now be indexed and searchable through both Outlook and Outlook Web App. 

I’m also currently working with the .PST capture Program Manager to schedule an episode of TechNet Radio to have a deeper dive into this very helpful product.  Keep an eye on my blog for that, I’ll be taping the episode in just a few short weeks.

If you haven’t already seen it, the MS Exchange Team blog post on this release can be found here.

The download location for the PST Capture Tool can be found here.

Enjoy!