I already hate Microsoft Outlook. It is definitely slow and bloated. I still dont understand why the old OST and PST model persists. Whats wrong with a local SQL Express instance? PSTs and OSTs still use JET based tech dont they? Ive no idea what exchange uses but id assume something equally as miserable.
People here working as sysadmins will know the pain of the everyday Outlook issues. "My emails are stuck in the outbox", "my mailbox only syncs when I hit send/receive", "ive lost all the contacts I had in the autocomplete".
This list goes on. Kill it with fire Microsoft.
I know there are server side policies for archiving and such but you try implementing a mailbox size policy without some high ranking dipshit claiming to need access to their email from 1994.
Try also explaining that Exchange is a mailserver not a storage system to all those idiots that leave massive attachments in their mailboxes without moving them to the company "S drive".
There was once place I worked at years ago that had a user with a 72GB mailbox. She worked for a certain London based art mogul who had to have an entire information store to himself because of his mailbox size. Every new workstation deployment for him was a nightmare because each time we had to explain that his mailbox was fucking huge and it will take a day or so to sync.
The guy is widely known for being an angry arsehole and its probably Outlook and his friggin mailbox that causes it.
People man, they're idiots.
As for the guy that recommended BES. I didnt think that was still going. Back in the era of Blackberry I would actively avoid it since it required a MAPI connection using credentials that had access to all mailboxes. That always seemed a bit dodgy to me.
Plus boiling down your entire push email architecture down to a single 32-bit MAPI profile felt like putting concrete wheels on a Porche to me.
No idea what its like these days though.
BIS was always good for a laugh though. The circle of blame is infinite with that. Is it the mobile operator or Blackberry that is responsible for supporting it? Who knows? I dont...never did find out.
All I know is you need to remove the battery and SIM for 10 minutes et voila...Blackberry fixed.
Dont get me started on Enterprise Activation.