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  • Question

  • Is this documented or customizable?
    Monday, November 2, 2009 8:44 PM

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  • Documented?  Somewhat, mainly through forums.  Customizable?  Not recommended if you value being able to contact Microsoft support.  It's safer and easier to modify your application to factor GMT offset.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Monday, November 2, 2009 11:42 PM
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  • Documented?  Somewhat, mainly through forums.  Customizable?  Not recommended if you value being able to contact Microsoft support.  It's safer and easier to modify your application to factor GMT offset.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Monday, November 2, 2009 11:42 PM
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  • Thanks Mike
    Note to Microsoft: Documented in forums is not really documented.
    As fo handling in the application, DST makes this a little more complicated from a reporting standpoint.
    As a whold, I find the archiving feature rather half baked.
    So far as I can tell it meets the minimum requirement of saving everything, but without a provided retrieval (or even aggregation) mechanism...
    Kind of weak, ya know? 
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:12 PM
  • Agreed - it would probably be more widely used if it had search and retrieval capability out of the box.  I believe the reasoning behind this was that only a subset of the marketplace requires archiving and compliance so they left it to partners to fill in the gaps.

    Facetime is a great choice for a full featured archiving/compliance/security solution.  If you have more basic needs and just want the ability to so web-based search and retrieval from the archive database my company has a product called SmartSearch that might fit your requirements:  http://www.evangelyze.net/products.asp#EC_SmartSearch


    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:57 PM
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