Public folder guidance

I was at a SharePoint seminar today and the age old issue of SharePoint vs Exchange Public folders was raised. The most common myth is that Exchange Public Folder are going away in favour of SharePoint, and the following blog post from the Exchange team confirms that:

 

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2008/03/31/448537.aspx

 

and in there it says:

 

“For this reason, Microsoft will continue to support Public Folders in the next major release of Exchange Server, after Exchange 2007.  This means Public Folders will have full support for 10 years from release of the next major release of Exchange Server.”

 

The post then goes on to discuss the strength of both SharePoint and Public folders, which is well worth a read.

 

If you think Public Folder in Exchange are going then think again! It should be a matter of using the best tool for the job and with SharePoint and Exchange Public folders you have the choice.

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