Whitey - 11:03 pm on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Whitey at 11:31 pm (utc) on Dec 6, 2010]
A site that seems to work well since inception with around 40 million pages / URL's is the BBC [google.co.uk...]
This site also shows that you don't need to have TBPR to rank your articles if your brand and architecture is strong and consistent. Having said that it probably attracts a lot of links, but certainly not to every nook and cranny within the structure.
There's an interesting note here on " mothballing" which indicates how large sites can deal with legacy content and data. [bbc.co.uk...]
It would be an interesting case study to compare the BBC with Microsoft to demonstrate where the the challenges could be more easily aligned.
[edited by: Whitey at 11:31 pm (utc) on Dec 6, 2010]