E-Discovery and Microsoft Technology

Providing IT Pros with a deeper understanding of how Microsoft products like email, voicemail, VoIP, instant messaging, and security relate to E-Discovery issues. Please note: All posts are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rig

Tag-inator 3: Rise of the Machines

Can a machine categorize or tag email any better than a person? In our previous post, we explored...

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 03/27/2009

Tag! Episode 2: Email Messages Tagged While You Wait

When email messages need to be examined for attorney/client privilege, discovery slow to a crawl....

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 01/08/2009

Tag! Metadata Made Easy in Vista

Just in time for Halloween, a scary story about metadata! Who knows what awful, incriminating...

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 10/19/2008

Managing USB Thumb Drives - Is Vista Better Than Epoxy?

What's so bad about USB flash drives? Isn't it great that, for less than $50, I can buy device the...

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 09/08/2008

Is it "Safe" to Store Voicemail in Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging?

I've co-authored a post on the MS Exchange Team's blog, "You Had Me At EHLO." It's entitled "Voice...

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 08/25/2008

Don't Drop The Attachment! Using Microsoft Exchange 2007 to produce in a "Native" Format

Nothing sharpens your focus like a $206,000 question! In the case of PSEG Power of New York v....

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 08/10/2008

Am I Retaining IM?

"It depends." As always, the correct answer is whatever your in-house counsel tells you: we never...

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 08/02/2008

First, Let's Kill All The .PSTs

Let's face it, from an e-discovery perspective, having email stored in local .PST files on...

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 07/31/2008

Why E-Discovery?

I wanted to make a quick post to motivate why e-discovery is so important to IT Pros. Isn't it...

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 07/31/2008

POP! Goes the Evidence.

Who could resist a catchy title like this: "Court-ordered forensic search of CEO's laptop?" When I...

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 07/18/2008

Hold Me Now! How to quickly put a retention hold on 1,400 employees using Microsoft Exchange 2007.

The consequences for failing to correctly implement a retention hold can be severe. For example,...

Author: chris.chalmers Date: 07/14/2008