Advanced eDiscovery in Office 365 explained

First, it is crucial to understand what eDiscovery (Electronic discovery, e-Discovery) is. There are two most important meanings:

Legal perspective – eDiscovery is the electronic aspect of hunting for electronically stored information in case of a law suit or investigation. It also relates to legislation which regulates this aspect. eDiscovery applies to all systems.

Microsoft 365/ Office 365 perspective – eDiscovery is a mechanism, or a set of features, designed to help with searching, collecting and exporting data from Microsoft 365 organizations. As the name suggests, the primary purpose of eDiscovery (mechanism) is to help in case of litigation and to comply with the legal definition of eDiscovery. This article is about the Office 365 / Microsoft 365 mechanism and its premium version – Advanced eDiscovery – in particular.

Advanced eDiscovery in Office 365
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Microsoft 365 security center and exporting mailbox data to PST

Microsoft 365 security center is the new home for monitoring and managing security for your Office 365 tenants and all the other Microsoft 365 resources. The new security-related platform takes the spot previously occupied by Office 365 security & compliance center. Even though the new security experience offers more options, the old center is still available, although buried a bit deeper. Read on to learn what’s new in the Microsoft 365 security center, and how to find the old Office 365 security and compliance center.

Microsoft 365 security & compliance center and exporting to PST
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How to block external access to Exchange admin center in Exchange 2019 via Client Access Rules?

One of the most interesting security options in Exchange 2019 is the Client Access Rules feature. It allows the administrator to define rules to block or limit access to EAC (former ECP) and to EMS (Exchange Management Shell). This functionality was not present in previous versions of Exchange and now it is a security milestone for small organizations, which cannot afford solutions like firewall operating at OSI layer 7 (application layer) to restrict access from the outside of the organization.

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What is the difference between archive and backup? – Infographic

I can see very often that the difference between archive and backup is not equally sharp for everyone. If you are an active user of tech forums, you perhaps also noticed the foggy conception when it comes to deciding on whether the company actually needs backup or archive or maybe both. As a response to that, CodeTwo has created an infographic Archive vs Backup to show the key differences between these two options.

It seems that the most common misconception is that when companies look for backups but what they actually need is archiving. And vice versa, when the company looks for a way to archive data but the real need is to have operational backup copies. To suit your company needs when it comes to data protection and ensuring data availability, you should be aware of the differences between backup and archive as they are meant for different purposes.
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Distribution lists in Office 365 – administration tips

Distribution lists are known under a few different names. Distribution groups, contact groups and distribution lists – all refer to the same feature. The primary purpose of a distribution list is to send emails to multiple recipients – yes, as simple as that. The simplicity of their design and the idea behind distribution groups make them an essential email feature. It’s no wonder they have been around since the earliest versions of Exchange Server and that they can be found in Office 365, as well. Although they have survived in a very similar form, Office 365 also offers a redesigned form of distribution lists – Office 365 Groups.

Distribution lists in Office 365

Office 365 focuses on using the upgraded version of distribution groups – Office 365 Groups. I will start with a quick comparison between the two features. Later on, I will describe a few common administration tasks concerning Office 365 distribution lists.

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How to enable and view SharePoint Online logs?

SharePoint Online provides an excellent platform for collaboration, sharing documents and making life easier for Office 365 users. But one of the most important factors which makes companies choose it over other, similar solutions is its focus on security. Safeguarded by Azure Information Protection, and packed with features like item versioning, retention policies and notifications sent in response to changes, it provides a safe work environment. However, the greatest of all SharePoint Online features (security-wise) are audit logs.

SharePoint Online audit logs can be a gold mine when it comes to monitoring users’ activity, especially its suspicious kind. Read on if you want to know what SharePoint Online audit logs can contain, how to enable them, and how to view their contents.

How to enable and search SharePoint Online Logs

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How to connect to SharePoint Online using PowerShell?

While it is possible to manage your SharePoint Online using the Office 365 portal, there are some tasks which are much easier and quicker to do with PowerShell. If you want to optimize your SharePoint Online administration – PowerShell is your friend. Whenever you come across a repetitive administrative task, you can be sure that PowerShell will help you automate it, at least to some extent.

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Before you perform any kind of an administrative task in your SharePoint Online, you need to connect to your organization. Mind that connecting to SharePoint Online might be useful not only when you want to manage your SharePoint sites and permissions, but also when you want to run some scripts on Office 365 groups. This article shows you how to take the first step to manage your online resources by connecting to your SharePoint organization with PowerShell.

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Public Folders migration to Exchange or Office 365

There are different angles from which you can look at the Public Folders migration. For example, you can:

  • migrate Public Folders to different target environments like Exchange or Office 365.
  • choose to use native migration, PST import/export or third party tool for your migration task.
  • migrate Public Folders to other Public Folders, to shared mailbox or to Office 365 Groups.

Depending on which way you choose, there will be different aspects to pay attention to. Here you will find some references to each of these, but the main focus is on aspects of Public Folders to Public Folders migration in on-premises Exchange or Office 365. You will also find Public Folders migration tools suggestions and links to other articles you may want to explore.

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