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Seconds into a provider briefing, I got hit with, “Did you see that Microsoft is ending legal holds?” based on a blog by Tony Redmond in Petri IT Knowledgebase. I work hard to keep up with my feeds and search engines, but this one slipped by me. A bit of digging made it clear that Microsoft is just deprovisioning the legal search and hold capability in the Exchange Administrative Center (EAC) and the SharePoint Admin Center to push Office 365 tenants to the new Security and Compliance Center portal. Your existing holds and incremental searches will continue to be effective, but you will not be able to create new searches in these portals. The disappointing news is that as of this date Microsoft does not seem to be providing a migration mechanism for early adopter corporate legal departments with extensive holds or active compliance searches. Migrations are always tricky and I am betting that I will have to QC and sign off on some in the next year.

Attending ILTA and want to chat? I will be making a fast pass on Tuesday-Wednesday, so reach out!

Stay skeptical my friends!

Greg Buckles wants your feedback, questions or project inquiries at Greg@eDJGroupInc.com. Contact him directly for a free 15 minute ‘Good Karma’ call. He solves problems and creates eDiscovery solutions for enterprise and law firm clients. His active research topics include analytics, mobile device discovery, the discovery impact of the cloud, Microsoft’s Office 365/2013 eDiscovery Center and multi-matter discovery. Recent consulting engagements include managing preservation during enterprise migrations, legacy tape eliminations, retention enablement and many more.

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