Gartner Research

Take Control of Your SharePoint and Microsoft Office Content With the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

Published: 18 July 2016

ID: G00298416

Analyst(s): Darin Stewart


DLP, document retention, in-place holds and eDiscovery are cornerstones of effective content and records management. Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint 2016 make these capabilities available to enterprises, but also exhibit shortcomings that must be managed by architects and administrators.

Table Of Contents
  • The Office 365 Security & Compliance Center
    • The Importance of Search
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Document Deletion Policies
    • eDiscovery
    • In-Place Hold
    • A Step Forward (but Only a Step)
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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