Migrate to the new Office 365 Compliance Model
In the past, if you wanted to retain a copy of every single email sent and received by your organisation to meet compliance and future eDiscovery needs, you would have written email traffic into a journal.
Office 365 does not have a journal mailbox.
Instead, Office 365 replaces the ‘traditional’ journal with the following features:
- Instead of a large, centralized, single-instanced mailbox that is difficult to scale and failover, Microsoft uses its optimized multi-instance storage model. This allows each user to retain a copy of all emails sent/received with zero performance penalty and no single point of failure.
- By putting all relevant mailboxes on In-Place Hold, all emails sent and received are retained indefinitely.
- When users delete emails, they are moved into a special hidden folder that is available to the eDiscovery process.
- Any BCC’d recipients are retained in the senders’ mailboxes.
- The members of any distribution lists (DLs) are expanded at the point of sending and stored in hidden headers.
- Inactive mailboxes (i.e. leavers) can be put on Indefinite Hold and made available for eDiscovery, without a license penalty.
By providing these services, Microsoft has enabled Office 365 to effectively replace the role of the journal, ensuring its customers can meet regulatory compliance demands and achieve information governance and eDiscovery in a single, cloud-based repository.
TransVault delivers both a Simple and Advanced approach to migrating your journals into Office 365 with confidence.