4 Ways SharePoint 2013 e-Discovery center can keep you ‘Litigation Ready’

The biggest cost driver in e-discovery is document review.  Law firms and corporations are actively seeking ‘ways’ to curtail costs without compromising on quality. Predictive coding technologies, outsourcing, offshoring, dual-shoring, insourcing, and other methods are all the ‘ways’ that can be utilized in order to meet desired objective – bring costs down!

How many of us truly think about being ‘litigation ready’ or being prepared for future litigation? Having a proactive approach is sometimes difficult, especially when costs are key a concern, however, it may actually result in being cost effective in the longer run. Microsoft SharePoint e-Discovery module is essentially the proactive part of maintaining litigation readiness. According to Microsoft:

“Typically, e-Discovery requires searching for documents, websites, and email messages spread across laptops, email servers, file servers, and other sources, and collecting and acting on content that meets the criteria for a legal case. In SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft added the Hold and e-Discovery feature, which made it possible to place a hold on any site in SharePoint. A records manager could put documents, pages, and list items on hold, which prevented users from deleting or editing them. Exchange 2010 introduced a way to place legal holds on mailboxes, conduct searches across multiple mailboxes, and use a Windows PowerShell cmdlet to export mailboxes.”

E-Discovery in SharePoint 2013 includes new ways to reduce the cost and complexity of discovery. These include:

  • The e-Discovery Center, a central SharePoint site used to manage preservation, search, and export of content stored in Exchange and SharePoint across SharePoint farms and Exchange servers.
  • SharePoint In-Place Hold, which preserves entire SharePoint sites. In-Place Hold protects all documents, pages, and list items within the site but allows users to continue to edit and delete preserved content.
  • Exchange In-Place Hold, which preserves Exchange mailboxes. In-Place Hold protects all mailbox content through the same UI and APIs used to preserve SharePoint sites.
  • Query-based preservation allows users to apply query filters to one or more Exchange mailboxes and SharePoint sites and restrict the content that is held.


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