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Microsoft Makes Outlook Tools Open Source

May 26, 2010, 01:32 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart J. Johnston)

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"Microsoft is taking more steps to make it easier for enterprise and independent developers to create software that runs on top of its Outlook e-mail file format, releasing a pair of associated tools as open source.

"The move follows on Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) recent public release of the data formats used for its Outlook e-mail client personal folders.

"Now, the software giant is moving to provide tools to augment the task developing software that uses the Outlook file format, known as PST. The two new tools it released Monday are the File Format Software Development Kit (SDK) and the PST Data Structure View Tool."

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