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  • Blog Post: Prevent archiving of items in a default folder in Exchange 2010

    In Exchange 2010, you can use Retention Policies to manage message retention. Retention Policies consist of delete tags , i.e. retention tags with either Delete and Allow Recovery or Permanently Delete actions, or archive tags , i.e. retention tags with the Move To Archive action, which move items to...
  • Blog Post: Help us understand how you manage your discovery mailboxes

    I wanted to reach out to you to help me (and my team) understand how you manage your Exchange discovery mailboxes. What we learn here will be used to help us narrow down our plans around future management of this feature. To help narrow down what I'd like to lean about, I prepared some questions: 1....
  • Blog Post: Retention Hold and Litigation Hold in Exchange 2010

    In Exchange 2010, you can place a mailbox on retention hold or legal hold. Both holds serve a different purpose. It's important to understand the functionality provided by both. Retention Hold: As the Messaging Records Management page in the EMC suggests (see Figure 1 ), retention hold is used to...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server and SP1 for Microsoft Office Filter Pack 2010

    Starting with Exchange 2007, installation of the current version of Office Filter Packs is a prerequisite. For Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 RTM , the pre-req was 2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack . In Exchange 2010 SP1, this was updated to Office 2010 Filter Packs . The filters are...
  • Blog Post: Update on Multi-Mailbox Search Licensing

    Earlier this month we announced a change on this blog related to licensing for Multi-Mailbox Search . Since then we’ve received questions about when it’ll go into effect. The change will go into effect starting October 1, which is when it’ll be reflected in the product use rights (PUR). The PUR contain...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Attachment Inspection in Transport Rules

    Transport Rules provides an organization with the tools needed to enforce messaging policies across their Exchange organization. You may be familiar with Transport Rules in Exchange Server 2007, and the ability to inspect different parts of a message such as subject, body, and headers for specific words...
  • Blog Post: .PST, Time to Walk the Plank

    PST Capture Download Documentation Ask and ye shall receive, mateys! As we announced in July , we are always looking for new ways to make your work easier - especially when your work involves ending PST proliferation. Today, we are happy to announce that PST Capture is now available...
  • Blog Post: Released: eDiscovery Flow Across SharePoint Server, Exchange, Lync and file shares

    One of the innovations in Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013 & Lync 2013 is the integrated eDiscovery & Hold experience. In Exchange 2013, you can use the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) to perform In-Place eDiscovery searches of Exchange mailbox content, including Lync 2013 content archived in Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Coming Soon: PST Capture Tool

    As we like to say here on EHLO, we’re always listening for feedback on what we're doing well and what we could be doing better for you. As more and more of you evaluate and deploy the email archiving, retention and discovery capabilities of Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Online , we understand...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Discovery: Modify the maximum number of mailboxes searched at a time

    In Exchange 2010, you can use Multi-Mailbox Search to search mailboxes for e-Discovery or similar purposes. To preserve data in user mailboxes and protect its integrity, you can place a mailbox on Litigation Hold (also known as legal hold ). This prevents mailbox items from being purged from the Store...
  • Blog Post: In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Hold in the New Exchange – Part II

    In Part I of this post, we covered what’s new in In-Place eDiscovery in the new Exchange. In this post, let’s take a look at how the new Exchange retains data immutably. One of the first steps you must take when reasonable expectation of litigation exists or when served an eDiscovery request is to preserve...
  • Blog Post: AD RMS Cryptographic Mode 2 and Exchange 2010 Information Rights Management

    In Exchange 2010, we built the Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) integration functionality introduced in Exchange 2007 into a suite of information protection features known as Information Rights Management (IRM). IRM requires that you have an AD RMS server deployed in your on-premises...
  • Blog Post: Litigation Hold and In-Place Hold in Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online

    In Exchange 2010 and Exchange Online, we introduced Litigation Hold to allow you to immutably preserve mailbox content to meet long term preservation and eDiscovery requirements. When a mailbox is placed on Litigation Hold, mailbox content is preserved indefinitely. Placing a mailbox on Litigation...
  • Blog Post: Using Exchange Web Services to Apply a Personal Tag to a Custom Folder

    In Exchange 2010, we introduced Retention Tags , a Messaging Records Management (MRM) feature that allows you to manage email lifecycle. You can use retention policies to retain mailbox data for as long as it’s required to meet business or regulatory requirements, and delete items older than the...
  • Blog Post: Journaling Considerations in Mixed Environments

    Are you using Journaling in a mixed Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2003 environment? If yes, here are some mixed environment considerations you should be aware of. A Brief Overview of Journaling Exchange 2003 shipped with 3 different types of journaling: Message-only Journaling : Sends just a...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on Exchange 2010: E-mail Moderation

    Moderation in Exchange Server 2010 In past versions of Exchange server, the best way to control mail flow to a distribution group or mailbox was delivery restrictions. Delivery restrictions allow you to reject mail from certain individuals or groups (sometimes referred to as a blacklist), allow mail...
  • Blog Post: Yes Virginia, there is Exchange 2010 archive support in Outlook 2007

    In Yes Virginia, there is an Exchange 2010 SP1 , we announced Outlook 2007 support for Personal Archives in Exchange 2010 SP1 timeframe. This is now available in February 2011 Cumulative Update for Office 2007 . Exchange 2010 includes Personal Archive, a feature designed to help you reduce the risks...
  • Blog Post: Overview of journaling in Exchange 2007

    Email Journaling is the ability to record all email communication in an organization. In Exchange 2003, there are three different type of journaling: Message-only journaling Bcc Journaling Envelope Journaling. Envelope Journaling is the most suitable as it records data about all recipients that a message...
  • Blog Post: Moving from EHA to Office 365

    In late December 2010, we announced Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) as part of the Office 365 services. With that announcement we began taking steps to migrate customers from the legacy Exchange Hosted Archive service while continuing to help customers with their retention, compliance and eDiscovery...
  • Blog Post: Calendar and Tasks Retention Tag Support in Exchange 2010 SP2 RU4

    In order to ensure compliance policy requirements are met within the messaging environment, messaging data must be classified and maintained for periods of time based on the classification level. In Exchange 2003, the Mailbox Manager provided a means to delete messaging data, including calendar and...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Data Loss Prevention in the New Exchange

    The Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature in the new Exchange will help you identify, monitor, and protect sensitive information in your organization through deep content analysis. DLP is increasingly important for enterprise message systems because business critical email includes sensitive data that needs...
  • Blog Post: Does your Transport think it's Squeaky Lobster Day in your CountryOrRegion?

    Today is the magical day when parents tell their tucked-in children the story of the Squeaky Lobster . So here's a Squeaky Lobster-ish post to celebrate the day. In Exchange 2007, we introduced transport rules – a powerful feature that allows you to inspect different parts of a message such as sender...
  • Blog Post: In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Hold in the New Exchange - Part I

    When faced with eDiscovery requests, organizations need to be able to preserve email records, search relevant records and produce them for review. In Exchange Server 2010 and Office 365, Litigation Hold makes it possible to preserve mailbox items. When a user or a process attempts to delete an item...
  • Blog Post: Announcing a licensing change for Multi-Mailbox Search

    In Exchange 2010, we introduced the ability for discovery managers to search mailboxes across an Exchange 2010 organization using Multi-Mailbox Search . Along with Personal Archives , which allow you to eliminate the risk from PST files and store historical messaging data in Exchange, Legal Hold , which...
  • Blog Post: FOPE: New updates for managing policy rules

    Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) customers, we’re listening to your feedback and queries about FOPE — and we’ve got new documentation updates for you. Please check out the improved Create, Edit, or Delete a Policy Rule in the TechNet Library. In addition to spam and virus filtering, the...