Announcing the DoD 5015.2 Resource Kit for SharePoint Server 2007

[Cross-posted from the SharePoint Team Blog.] Back in May of last year, we announced that MOSS 2007 had passed the U.S. government’s DoD 5015.2 certification. Now, all of the work that was done to achieve that important milestone has been packaged and released as a resource kit. The DoD 5015.2 Resource Kit is intended only…

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We’re taking a break…

We are taking a break from posting on this site because all of the topics that we had wanted to blog about have now been posted. Moreover, Records Management (RM) is a feature area that is part of SharePoint Server’s larger set of Enterprise Content Management capabilities, which also include Document Management (DM) and Web…

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E-mail Records Management Part 4: Quota Management and Sending E-mail to the Records Center

Greetings, everyone! In this post, we are going to conclude our discussion of e-mail records management by talking about some of the other policies that can apply to Microsoft Exchange 2007’s managed folders. If you haven’t read the previous posts on e-mail management, I suggest that you start from the beginning. In this post, we’ll…

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E-mail Records Management, Part 3: E-mail Retention

In my previous post, I described how organizations can define a set of e-mail classifications (i.e. managed folders) and how end users can use those folders to classify content. In this post, I’ll describe one of the main uses of this classification system: e-mail retention policies. I mentioned in the last post that one of…

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E-mail Records Management, Part 2

In the previous post, we covered the basics of what’s involved in e-mail records management and why it’s important. Now it’s time to get into some of the details of our approach to the e-mail records management problem. In this post, I’m going to discuss the e-mail classification challenge. I’ll show how Exchange 2007 allows…

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AIIM Records Management Survey

Happy New Year, everyone! We’ll return to our talk on email records management later this week, but I wanted to point you to a recent AIIM survey on records management and compliance.  Over 800 organizations answered questions about their records management practices, and there are some pretty detailed results.  Overall, I think it shows the…

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Email Records Management, Part 1

Hi everyone!  Now that Vista, Exchange, and the Office System are available to businesses, we thought we’d switch gears on this blog.  So far, the blog has focused on the records management capabilities in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.  However, around the office, we always talk about compliance and records management as spanning the entire…

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Compliance Features in the 2007 Microsoft Office System

Hi everyone,   I wanted to point you to an excellent whitepaper that discusses compliance across the entire 2007 Microsoft Office System.  Rather than talk about specific certifications Microsoft is pursuing (like DoD 5015.2), the paper explains the other side of compliance.  It provides an overview of the compliance space and showcases the tools that…

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The 2007 Office System ships!

We want to make sure everyone has heard that we’ve completed work on the 2007 release of the Microsoft Office System, including all of the Records Management features we’ve been talking about on this blog! (Below are a few links to press articles about the product launch.) The product will be available to enterprise customers on…

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DoD 5015.2 Certification for Office SharePoint Server 2007

Hi everyone!  My name is Adam Harmetz and I work on the Records Management team here in Redmond.  I met many of you at the ARMA conference a couple weeks ago.  I had a great time there demoing Office SharePoint Server 2007 and getting feedback from everyone.   One of the questions that we often…

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