Brian Podolsky explores the hybrid behavior of iManage EMM’s Linked Folders combined with Outlook 2010’s Archive Mailboxes. Not only does he report on the results (successful and surprisingly robust) but he also demonstrates four best practices…
- Use a structured approach to testing
- Try unexpected or rare scenarios – not just simple ones
- Keep a test, development, or staging environment available for this testing
- Write down and share your results
…My first test was simply creating a folder within the Archive Mailbox, and placing an email into that folder. I then dragged this to a Workspace folder, and the EFS back-end successfully filed the email… 1 for 1. My next test was to create a folder in the archive, and then link that folder to a Workspace folder. I then dragged an email from the Archive mail folder into the linked Archive Folder, and EFS successfully filed the email… 2 for 2. I then took an email from my Active Mailbox inbox and dragged into the Linked Archive Folder… 3 for 3. Hey, things are looking pretty good.
My last test of the day is when I started feeling a little brave. It was time to put on the “What would an attorney do?” hat, and tried… via Testing iManage 8.5 EMM with Exchange 2010 Archive Mailboxes | Kraft Kennedy | Technology Blog.