It’s been over two months since I posted here! No, I’m not taking a break– at least not an intentional one, and hopefully will get back to posting regularly soon. Meanwhile, check out the posts on You Had Me At EHLO… (the Exchange team blog).
And if you’ve been monitoring the team blog, you must have come across (and read with interest, I hope) the Top 10 Exchange Storage Myths post and the Large Mailbox Vision whitepaper posted on the Microsoft site. Yes, ’tis the season of large and very large (and low cost) mailboxes, and with features such as Exchange 2010’s Personal Archive, the multitude of performance improvements and continuous lowering of disk I/O requirements in Exchange 2007 and 2010, coupled with Outlook’s performance improvements (Outlook 2007 SP2 and Outlook 2010), we’re seeing Exchange mailboxes get a lot larger! Interestingly, 2 Gb or larger mailboxes are now the norm in many organizations, and 10 Gb mailboxes on their way to the “not unusual” territory!
I crossed the 5 Gb. limit on my own mailbox, hosted on Exchange 2010 RTM server. Glad to say it’s working very well with Outlook 2010 and OWA, and I’m allowing myself to get a little sloppier as far as filing messages in folders goes. Exchange Search (and Windows Search — used by Outlook when accessing Exchange Server in cached mode) continue to provide great search capability.
Exchange GM Perry Clarke, one of Exchange’s thought leaders, has started blogging, and you’ll find many of his thoughts around ever-increasing mailbox size and storage trends very interesting. Check out the new video series — Geeking Out With Perry, and Perry’s first blog post— Getting the conversation started.
Perry— welcome to the blogosphere! I look forward to future episodes from the video series, and more blog posts.