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M365 Roadmap: January 2024

I really should have done January before the LegalWeek craziness. Microsoft made 391 new or updated roadmap items with a couple that should be on your radar. The Purview team told me to watch for the new Purview eDiscovery (Premium) legal hold reports due to hit GA end of February. This has been a pain point since the platform stopped reporting metrics on [...]

By |2024-02-06T15:15:08-06:00February 6th, 2024|Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources, Architecture|0 Comments

M365 RoadMap: December 2023

Q3 has been relatively quiet for major Purview eDiscovery releases. The primary area that eDiscovery peers should watch is the steady integration of CoPilot generative AI and Loop content across the M365 suite. In response to a recent request, I did run fast tests to confirm that Teams meeting transcripts are searchable and seem to still be stored in hidden folders within the [...]

By |2024-01-04T14:29:13-06:00January 4th, 2024|Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

M365 Roadmap & Purview at Relativity Fest 2023

The Microsoft 365 Purview product team was well represented at Relativity Fest with Nick Robinson, Caitlin Fitzgerald and Erica Toelle. Our briefing focused on recent Purview feature releases and how M365 customers are leveraging Purview eDiscovery despite many common market misconceptions. M365 and the Purview eDiscovery (Premium) features cover the majority of the ‘upstream’ EDRM model phases for many discovery usage cases. The actual [...]

Relativity Fest 2023

Join me in Chicago for David Horrigan’s annual “The e-Discovery State of the Union” session! It is a fast paced exploration of hot topics, usually in a game show format. I am looking forward to meeting peers, briefing with Relativity partners and generally getting the market pulse. Provider and peers wanting to brief me on their latest release or get my insight on their [...]

By |2023-09-05T10:52:41-05:00September 5th, 2023|Essay, Collectors, Legal Holds, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

Gotcha! Teams Captions and Profanity

Ever wanted to rewind a meeting to grab a client or supervisor’s exact words? Me too. Many corporations blocked Teams meeting recording and transcription features when usage exploded during the Pandemic for a variety of reasons. Global corporations now depend on live captioning and translation features to support remote collaboration with diverse audiences. The ability to screenshot/copy conversation text retroactively during a meeting raises [...]

By |2023-07-20T15:50:08-05:00July 20th, 2023|News, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

Loop Behind New Teams Collaborative Notes

Microsoft’s new Teams collaborative notes are rolling out in public preview and will soon introduce Loop based notes, agenda and tasks to your eDiscovery workflows. Previously, Teams meeting notes and comments were added to the shared Teams channel wiki and had limited functionality/adoption. Having recently spent time developing similar features for productive, well-formed meetings, I am excited to see Microsoft roll out this solution [...]

eDJ Brief: Veritas at LegalWeek 2023

Irfan Shuttari, Veritas Director of eDiscovery Strategy, briefed me on the new Veritas Alta unified cloud compliance and governance solution. When I joined the then Symantec PM team over two decades ago, it had been my dream to unify the solutions for universal discovery and governance in place. It looks like the enterprise team and technology are catching up to that dream now that [...]

eDJ Brief: Microsoft Purview at LegalWeek 2023

Microsoft Purview It was a rare privilege to sit down with the nine Microsoft Purview eDiscovery product management and legal team experts to talk about their vision and roadmap. Five years ago, I made the decision to ‘bet on Microsoft 365’ when I realized that every one of my global corporate clients either had or would be migrating the entirety of their [...]

123k Tech Layoffs and Counting – Termination Nightmares

Do your employee transition workflows preserve critical communications and ESI under hold? Meta’s announcement of another 10,000 layoffs got me wondering how high the 2023 tech body count had reached. TechCrunch counts 123,000 in 10 weeks so far. Luckily ZipRecruiter says that 54% found new jobs within a month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that 25-34 year old works average just 2.8 years [...]

Potential Adverse Inference for Chat Expiry Policy

Interesting counterpoint to Twitter’s Slack outage killing productivity. Google’s internal Hangout’s have a default 24 hour purge that had to be manually changed to keep chats. ESI is more than just email and Word documents. Employees need the freedom to innovate and experiment with new technologies to be competitive. Legal, compliance and security teams must keep up with evolving business-communication practices to control risk. [...]

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