If you are still looking for a valid excuse to virtualize your Exchange mailbox server you might want to have a look at this one! The Veeam Explorer for Exchange was opened to beta testers today and looks to be just as awesomesauce as the rest of the Veeam products. Essentially the new product allows you to browse your Veeam backup files (of Exchange of course) in an explorer like view, search through mailboxes and mailbox items and right-click items in order to export to msg files, pst files, or send them as attachments. This is very similar to their item level recovery wizard that they already have for Exchange. Oh, wait, did I mention it was also FREE! Veeam Explorer for Exchange while in beta now will eventually be included in all versions of Veeam Backup and Replication (which in turn also has a free edition). If you want to be an early adopter and check it out for yourself go on over to Veeams' site and get signed up for the beta.
Have a veeamy day!