Microsoft Records Management Team Blog

A blog about the business challenges we are all facing and the opportunities to address these challenges using technology, as we encounter the problems of records keeping, planning, retention, disposition, litigation response, holds, and so on.

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...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 02/09/2008

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...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 03/28/2007

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...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 02/08/2007

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....

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 01/17/2007

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...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 01/05/2007

AIIM Records Management Survey

Happy New Year, everyone! We’ll return to our talk on email records management later this week, but...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 01/02/2007

Email Records Management, Part 1

Hi everyone! Now that Vista, Exchange, and the Office System are available to businesses, we thought...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 12/19/2006

Compliance Features in the 2007 Microsoft Office System

Hi everyone, I wanted to point you to an excellent whitepaper that discusses compliance across the...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 12/04/2006

The 2007 Office System ships!

We want to make sure everyone has heard that we’ve completed work on the 2007 release of the...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 11/17/2006

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...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 11/08/2006

The Business Side -- Is there a separate "Compliance / RM edition" of Office SharePoint Server 2007?

There are many challenges in getting an RM department and an IT department to work together:...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 11/03/2006

Records Management team Halloween costume

This might seem a bit off-topic, but we just had to share some photos of our team's Halloween...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 10/31/2006

ARMA Conference Podcasts

As part of the outreach activities for ARMA 2006, several conference speakers & participants...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 10/30/2006

ARMA Conference 2006 presentation -- part 3 of 3

Part 3 of 3 of our "Technology Spotlight Session" presentation ARMA 2006 Technology Session - 3.ppt

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 10/27/2006

ARMA Conference 2006 presentation -- part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3 of our "Technology Spotlight Session" presentation ARMA 2006 Technology Session - 2.ppt

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 10/27/2006

ARMA Conference 2006 presentation -- part 1 of 3

Part 1 of 3 of our "Technology Spotlight Session" presentation. ARMA 2006 Technology Session -...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 10/27/2006

ARMA International Conference 2006

What a week! Most of the Records Management team is now back in Redmond from the ARMA International...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 10/27/2006

Iron Mountain and Microsoft Collaboration

As I “teased” in my last post, this week at the ARMA Conference Microsoft and Iron Mountain unveiled...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 10/25/2006

Hello from ARMA / Hey, where did you go?

I owe everyone an apology… Getting ready for the ARMA International conference this week (I’m...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 10/21/2006

Physical Records Management in the 2007 Office system

So far in this blog, we’ve talked directly about electronic records – the files created in document...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 10/05/2006

Records Management Feature -- Hold Orders

In some of our first posts, we talked about the high costs of litigation & discovery. And our...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 09/27/2006

Records Center Q&A

Thanks to everyone who posted questions about the Records Center or sent them in via the “contact”...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 09/19/2006

Records Management Feature -- "Records Center" sites (Part I)

Now that we’ve covered how records are declared from collaboration SharePoint sites, in this post...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 09/11/2006

2006 ARMA International Conference

Just a quick note to let you all know that Microsoft will be the technology sponsor of the 2006 ARMA...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 08/31/2006

Records Management Feature -- Declaring Records in SharePoint Sites

Finally! After much patience on the part of this community, we can now talk about the next big area...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 08/23/2006

Our plans for documenting records management features

Hello, everyone. My name is Rob Silver. I’m a technical writer working on content supporting the...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 08/17/2006

Records Management Feature(s) – Barcode and Labeling Policies

Before moving on to our next topic of record declaration & classification (which I know that...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 08/10/2006

Records Management Feature: Auditing

I hope that the last few posts on various aspects of the "business side" of records management have...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 07/28/2006

The Business Side - Make sure the policy is broad, yet specific

Your comprehensive records management policy should be broad but specific - and brief. More than one...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 07/20/2006

The Business Side - Know the Regulations and Know your Organization

Since achieving legal compliance is a primary goal for most records management policies, the first...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 07/13/2006

The Business Side - Overview of RM Policy and Implementation Challenges

Creating a successful Records Management system starts with mapping out your organization’s RM...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 07/05/2006

Records Management Feature: Expiration Policies

Now that we've given you an overview information management policies in Office SharePoint Server...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 06/29/2006

Records Management Feature: Information Management Policies (Part II)

In our last post, we introduced the concept of Information Management Policies in the 2007 release...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 06/22/2006

MER Conference Keynote -- slides

Sorry for the delay in getting these posted, but here is a link to the slides from Jason &...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 06/19/2006

MER Keynote - Records Management in Microsoft Office & Exchange 2007

Slidedeck is attached. MER Keynote - Records Management in Microsoft Office & Exchange 2007.ppt

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 06/19/2006

Records Management Feature: Information Management Policies (Part I)

Over the last two weeks, we’ve given you an introduction to some of the concepts of Enterprise...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 06/15/2006

Records Management Feature: Document Information Panel

Now that we’ve whet your appetites about the 2007 release of Office and SharePoint with Content...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 06/09/2006

Records Management Feature: Content Types

OK, enough stalling! It’s time to get our hands dirty and introduce some real features in the new...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/31/2006

SharePoint Conference -- slides

As promised, the slides from our session at last week's SharePoint Conference are now posted online:...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/24/2006

MER is upon us!

One of the best records management conferences in the industry begins today: MER (Managing...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/22/2006

SharePoint Conference

Last week, as some of you already know, was our Microsoft SharePoint Conference held in Bellevue,...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/22/2006

So, REALLY, where is the beef?

I wanted to take a minute to post a message to let you know what's been happening. Over the last...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/19/2006

AIIM Expo 2006

FYI: For those of you planning to attend this week’s AIIM Expo 2006 conference in Philadelphia, PA...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/15/2006

Where's the beef?

We've been talking very high level for a bit and I'm afraid that you guys might be asking at this...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/08/2006

Records Management in the Information Age – but how do you do that? (Part II)

In our last few posts, we presented our model for the first half of the information landscape,...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/05/2006

The ARMA Houston Conference

I had the opportunity last week to participate in the ARMA Houston 2006 conference...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/01/2006

Records Management in the Information Age -- but how do you do that? (Part 1.5)

Thanks to some of the great feedback we received from the last post, I’d like talk a bit more about...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 05/01/2006

Records Management in the Information Age -- but how do you do that (Part I)?

As Tina Torres, Microsoft’s Corporate Records Manager, mentioned in her last post, the major...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 04/27/2006

The Dilemma of Records Management in the Information Age – To Keep or Not To Keep?

As Jason and Ethan pointed out in their previous posts, the regulatory environment has increasingly...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 04/24/2006

Why is Microsoft finally investing in Records Management? (Part 3)

$2.8 Billion Dollars! No, I’m not quoting the Austin Power’s villain Dr. Evil… I’m sharing a pretty...

Author: Ethan Gur-esh Date: 04/20/2006

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