Microsoft to open source Outlook Personal Folders (.pst) documentation

Microsoft plans to release documentation for the .pst file format – in which data’s stored in Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders. “Providing access to documentation’ll facilitate interoperability, enabling customers and vendors to access their data in .pst files across a variety of platforms. This’s important to organizations that need exchange key corporate data in and out of Outlook, upload to cloud, or […]

Microsoft plans to release documentation for the .pst file format – in which data’s stored in Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders. “Providing access to documentation’ll facilitate interoperability, enabling customers and vendors to access their data in .pst files across a variety of platforms. This’s important to organizations that need exchange key corporate data in and out of Outlook, upload to cloud, or comply with corporate governance policies. When its complete, documentation’ll be released under Open Specification Promise, which’ll allow anyone to implement ‘.pst file format’ on any platform and in any tool, without concerns about patents, and without need to contact Microsoft in any way,” announced Paul Lorimer.