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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 [...]

Custodianship in a Collaborative Age

Preparing for David Horrigan's 'The e-Discovery State of the Union' at Relativity Fest 2023 nudged me to write an article that asks: "Has collaborative ESI broken the traditional concept of custodianship? Putting aside collaborative messaging ESI, collaborative ‘documents’ or workflows may challenge the traditional possession, custody or control tests for admission of evidence in legal proceedings. Beyond authentication, practitioners should assess and adapt their [...]

By |2023-09-21T12:18:13-05:00September 21st, 2023|Essay, Collectors, ESI Sources, Architecture|0 Comments

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

Tracking the Impact of the Microsoft Roadmap

eDJ has launched a curated guide to the Microsoft Roadmap for eDiscovery peers. Microsoft’s live development Roadmap had 405 feature updates in August. I have the RSS feed directly connected to a Teams channel via a Power Automate flow to alert me on every change. That is a lot of new input to process every day via RSS or even using the Roadmaps [...]

By |2023-09-01T11:36:12-05:00September 1st, 2023|Essay, ESI Sources, Architecture|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

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

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.

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 [...]

Azure Form Recognizer – Smart, Actionable OCR

Ever spend hours OCRing and extracting data from years of invoices? Microsoft’s Azure Form Recognizer can be a game changer for peers tasked to reconstruct charges, convert bills to Ledes CSV or support cost overrun scenarios. The traditional Adobe OCR approach usually requires extensive transformations and clean up to get into Excel, Access or an enterprise DB. Microsoft Azure Form Recognizer applies advanced machine [...]

By |2023-06-19T15:21:18-05:00June 19th, 2023|Analytics, Essay, Processing, ESI Sources|0 Comments
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