Exchange 2010 archive support in Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007 is now supporting access to Exchange 2010 Personal Archives, this can be achieved by installing the following update: Office 2007 Cumulative Update for February 2011

The archive mailbox is only accessible when the user is connected to the Exchange server.( the archive mailbox is never cached locally)

A user can:

  • Move or copy messages and folders between their primary mailbox and the archive mailbox
  • Move or copy messages and folders between a PST file and their archive mailbox (if access to PST files is not blocked by the administrator).

A user cant:

  • Search across primary and archive mailboxes: When a user searches the primary mailbox, and selects All Mailbox Items, Outlook does not search the archive mailbox. Similarly, when the user searches the archive mailbox, the primary mailbox is not searched.
  • Archive policies: In Outlook 2007, users can't use personal tags (also known as archive policies) to move items to the archive mailbox. Any default archive policies for the mailbox continue to be applied. Users can use Outlook Web App to see or apply archive policies