Configuring Information Stores

Automatic Document Property Promotion

When Exchange stores a Microsoft Office document with a file name extension of .doc, .xls, or .ppt, the document's properties are automatically parsed and promoted to the information store, which means that the properties become part of the document's record in the database. This allows users to create views or queries on this document using the document's properties. Searches can be performed for documents containing properties such as Author or Department, as well as properties in the text of the document.