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Windows 7: Outlook lock-in could vanish with new open source projects

24 May 2010   #1
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Outlook lock-in could vanish with new open source projects

Outlook lock-in could vanish with new open source projects


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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.
Source: Outlook lock-in could vanish with new open source projects

Woohoo!

~Lordbob


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26 May 2010   #2
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

When there is a comparable product to the Exchange/Outlook duo, THEN people will migrate. Currently, there is nothing that provides the power, flexibility and ease of Exchange/Outlook.
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27 May 2010   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surfasb View Post
When there is a comparable product to the Exchange/Outlook duo, THEN people will migrate. Currently, there is nothing that provides the power, flexibility and ease of Exchange/Outlook.
Thunderbird does a pretty good job actually.

~Lordbob
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27 May 2010   #4
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Thunderbird does a pretty good job actually.

~Lordbob

With exchange?
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27 May 2010   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Thunderbird does a pretty good job actually.

~Lordbob

With exchange?
Oh I see. I actually don't know, but I would assume not.

In that case, no nothing can match it.

~Lordbob
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28 May 2010   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Will be interesting to see what comes from this release.

Might rev up the e-mail software available, hope we see improvements now that it will be easier for people to switch to another program.

How does this fit into the MS cloud plan?
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