Gartner Research

When to Use Microsoft's Native Capabilities for Archiving and E-Discovery

Published: 29 March 2017

ID: G00315437

Analyst(s): Jie Zhang , Garth Landers , Shane Harris


Information governance drives demand for enterprise information archiving, while enterprise adoption of Office 365 is surging. I&O leaders and compliance personnel must identify key criteria and trends to determine whether Microsoft's archiving and e-discovery offerings suit their environment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Microsoft Addresses a Large Part of the Information Governance Landscape
  • Microsoft Retention Management Is Complex and Limited
    • Recommendation
  • Microsoft's Archiving and E-Discovery Allow Architectural Simplicity — With Limitations
    • Recommendation
  • Microsoft's E-Discovery Offering Is Immature
    • Recommendation

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