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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 eDJ Wrap Up

Over the last fourteen years, Relativity Fest has become one of, if not the, eDiscovery customer event conferences. Attendance hit roughly 1,800 (37% partners). This may be smaller than the peak 10k+ LegalWeek New York years, but I believe that Relativity’s community dominates the large, complex discovery review market space despite recent competitor acquisitions. That draws global corporations, firms and providers on the cutting [...]

By |2023-10-03T17:01:52-05:00October 3rd, 2023|Platform, Essay|0 Comments

Why Microsoft 365 Is the Key Source for Corporate eDiscovery

In my bad old analyst days, I was frequently asked to draft ‘competitive analysis’ content like this for marketing teams worried about losing customers. It is relatively easy to highlight any product’s documented limitations, the trick is to recast them in an unsuitable usage scenario. Casepoint asserts that customers are using M365 Purview for the ‘whole eDiscovery process’. The Microsoft product team has [...]

By |2023-09-06T15:53:41-05:00September 6th, 2023|Platform, Collectors, News|0 Comments

Reveal: Super Platform or Billion Dollar Franken-ware?

K1 Investment Management has funded Reveal’s latest acquisitions of Logikcull and IPRO in what seems like a direct challenge to Relativity’s long term dominance of the eDiscovery tech market. This makes 7 acquisitions since 2019 if you count the original Reveal-NexLP deal. The release says that Logikcull and IPRO products will keep their names, which rarely works for long. While I can see [...]

By |2023-08-30T10:38:57-05:00August 30th, 2023|Platform, Provider, Analytics, Essay|0 Comments

M365 Selective Folder Retrievals – Still Not Easy

As usual Tony Redmond dives right into the M365 Powershell complexity to show how to selectively retrieve specific mailbox or SharePoint folders. While useful, it begs the question of why the folder names are not an addressable search property from the actual Content or eDiscovery Purview interfaces?  If you have retrieved the FolderID using this method you can search for that property via [...]

By |2023-08-01T16:57:03-05:00August 2nd, 2023|Platform, News, Collectors, ESI Sources, Search|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: X1 Enterprise Collects Teams and More

The X1 Enterprise Collect Platform now indexes in-place and collects ESI from M365 Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint. While most other Microsoft partners utilize the Graph API to extend Microsoft’s Purview eDiscovery and compliance functionality, X1 execs John Patzakis and Kunjan Zaveri gave me a deep dive into the advantages offered by their ‘direct connector’ approach.

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 [...]

eDJ Brief: Relativity at LegalWeek 2023

Phil Saunders The Relativity executive team (joined by CEO Phil Saunders and CAO/CLO Adam Weiss) shared their broader vision for the Relativity platform. That vision stays focused on organizing data, extracting the truth, and making it actionable. Adam Weiss Adam Weiss, "As a lawyer, I feel especially fortunate to be part of a cutting-edge legal technology used by almost every major law firm in [...]

By |2023-04-03T14:39:46-05:00April 3rd, 2023|Platform, Essay, Architecture|0 Comments

FOIA-DSAR Deployments Signal eDiscovery Expansion

The tight time limits of FOIA(20 days) and Subject Access Requests(31 days) are forcing government agencies and global corporations to adopt cutting edge eDiscovery technologies and AI driven workflows. The EPA expanded RelativityOne Government usage to include FOIA requests, and—although this expanded RelativityOne use is by EPA’s eDiscovery Division and not EPA’s National FOIA Office. Deloitte seems to have played a role in the [...]

By |2023-02-22T14:23:29-06:00February 22nd, 2023|Platform, Federal, United States, Analytics, Essay, state, Government|0 Comments
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