We get a lot of questions on Microsoft's strategy for public folders in Exchange Server. For those of you who are still wondering what the fate of public folders are, be aware that:
- Public folders are present and FULLY SUPPORTED in Exchange 2007.
- The next major version of Exchange Server AFTER Exchange 2007, will also likely include public folders.
This may or may not contradict what you have heard previously. For details on our public folder strategy in Exchange Server, check out this interview with Terry Myerson, who is the General Manager of the Exchange Product Group. Around 7:50 into the video, Terry talks about public folders.