Microsoft's PST Capture Version 2.0 – launched earlier this year, was a clear sign that Microsoft acknowledges the challenges presented by PST files particularly for critical IT projects such as Office 365 migration, BYOD, eDiscovery and Compliance.
Version 2.0 addressed some of the initial product’s shortcomings but many issues remain.
PST Capture V2.0 Issues
- Not scalable
- Slow import into Office 365
- No upgrade to V2.0 (requires reinstall)
- Client Software Install
- No scanning of shares
- Assigning PST Ownership
- Locked PST Files
- Disconnecting / Deleting PSTs
PST Capture V2.0, although improved is not designed to handle enterprise-wide or large scale PST projects. It’s a free tool for a reason – it’s simply not competitive with other purpose-built PST migration tools.
Enterprise-class customers who have evaluated Microsoft’s PST Capture Tool and found it lacking have had great success with C2C’s PST Enterprise solution. This document allows you to compare the features of PST Enterprise against Microsoft's PST Capture.
Unlike PST Capture, PST Enterprise is purpose-built to handle large-scale migrations, and provides the level of functionality necessary for organizations who are trying to migrate hundreds or thousands of PSTs.