Use Office 365 compliance features to keep data locked down

Microsoft offers tools in Office 365 to help administrators manage complicated data compliance regulations. These features can protect the business.

Stricter guidelines for compliance regarding messaging retention are forthcoming thanks to rules such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Administrators new to Office 365 must learn the nuance of this service’s features to prepare for these changes.

Office 365 compliance features differ with those of on-premises systems, such as Exchange Server. The tools to identify, retain and remove data are built in to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. This portal enables businesses to keep data for as long as necessary without third-party tools or extra storage, and it works across Microsoft’s cloud services.

My new article on Search Exchange looks at new Office 365 compliance features, where they lack and how admins can adjust for these shortcomings.