New Archiving Server Features


Topic Last Modified: 2011-10-13

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software introduces several features that enhance your organization’s ability to archive instant messaging (IM) and meeting content for compliance purposes, as follows:

  • Archiving of IM content and meeting content consolidated

    In previous versions of Office Communications Server, the archiving of IM content and web conferencing (meeting) content was managed separately, and the two types of archived content were stored separately. In Lync Server 2010, the two types of archiving are consolidated in several key ways.

    • Archiving policy settings for both IM and meetings are unified for easier administration.

    • The core archiving store consolidates IM content and web conferencing attendee entries and exits. (The content of meeting handouts is still stored on a separate file share.)

  • Searchable transcript of archived information

    Lync Server 2010 also introduces a new session export tool that you can use by running a Lync Server cmdlet. The tool creates a searchable transcript of archived content. This transcript includes IM content, meeting attendee entries and exits, and links to files shared during conferences.

  • Per-user settings honored for conferences

    In Lync Server 2010, per-user archiving settings are honored for all types of conferences. If a particular user’s activity is archived, all the instant messages and meeting content in both IM conferences and web conferences that the user participates in will be archived.

  • New policy settings

    Additionally, Lync Server 2010 includes new policy settings you can use to disable Lync Server 2010 features that cannot be archived, such as annotation, application sharing, and peer-to-peer file transfers. This behavior helps ensure that all of your users’ communications will be archived, if required for compliance.