Retention Policy vs Managed Folder

Posted on 2011-04-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I am currently reading a book about Exchange 2010 to get up to speed with the product. I just completed the chapter about Retention Policies. I am aware of what Managed Folders do and maybe I missed an important point in the book but to me to sounds like that Retention Policies do exactly the same as Managed Folders do. But I am sure MS does not implement the same technology twice into a product.

So what am I missing here?

Thank you
Question by:Mc2102
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    Accepted Solution

    Retention policy is version 2 of managed folders to explain it in simple terms.

    It does pretty much same stuff, but RT has much more flexibility and is easier/have more options to deploy in a production environment. Best is to use both - a combination of the features you need.

    Author Comment

    Hmm makes sense. Looks like that MS also removed the ability to manage Managed Folders through the EMC in SP1.

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