Data Storage: Microsoft Seeks to Refute Top 10 Exchange Storage Myths

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-03-30 Print this article Print
Microsoft Seeks to Refute Top 10 Exchange Storage Myths

Microsoft Seeks to Refute Top 10 Exchange Storage Myths

by Chris Preimesberger
Let's face it: Microsoft Exchange, while being a staple of enterprise IT systems around the world since 1993, has a reputation of being a beast to handle. In fact, eWEEK has quoted a few IT managers using that exact term—and worse—when describing their experiences with the venerable e-mail storage system. To its credit, Microsoft has made a number of changes in the latest version, Exchange 2010. The company claims that it is now much easier to use and maintain, works with less-expensive second-tier storage options, and can deploy larger mailboxes (100K items versus 20K in Exchange 2007). Exchange team members have collected a list of the most common Exchange myths along with their rebuttal to these claims. We present them here in this 10-point eWEEK slide show, which is based on a March 29 Exchange blog item and published here with permission. Readers can also download this Large Mailbox Vision Whitepaper to get more details on Microsoft's approach to large mailboxes.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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