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This is the third of a short series of bulletins on Exchange public folders. We discuss:
There are various alternatives to public folders. Microsofts SharePoint is the main one.
However, the alternative adopted will depend on the type of public folder used. In particular, pay attention to folders used for:
Determining the type of use helps establish whether SharePoint is the right repository. Sometimes an archive solution, contact management platform, or a shared mailbox may be more appropriate. There are also alternatives for the system uses of public folders. For example, organizational forms can be replaced by InfoPath, and Free/Busy lookups can be done via the Availability Service.
It's hard to migrate away from public folders. The key steps are to:
The migration process is inevitably one that requires a lot of human attention. All the same, some tools can assist in the process.
Useful auditing tools are:
The following migrate data and permissions to SharePoint:
Specialized professional services firms can also help, such as SPHERE Technology Solutions.
... David Ferris and Rita Gurevich. Rita is founder of SPHERE Technology Solutions, a professional services organization that focuses on data management and clean-up initiatives in the Microsoft infrastructure.
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