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.PST Open for Business

Outlook's .PST file format is not always the most intuitive thing in the world, but it is an effective tool for saving personal folders. You could argue that the data contained in .PST files is as valuable as anything in your shop, especially if your company is big enough to fall under compliance regulations.

Microsoft has two tools that give you more control over .PST. On the low end is software that teaches you how .PST works. Once you know the innards, the second tool can come into play. This File Format SDK offers APIs and source code libraries so you can build apps that use .PST or can move data from .PST files to other formats.

Is .PST as clumsy as I think, or is my brain just not developed enough? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on May 26, 2010 at 11:53 AM