Enterprise Vault 10.0.3 was released on January 18, 2013 and in addition to many new enhancements for Exchange, it also adds support for SharePoint 2013.
The Enterprise Vault team has focused a lot of attention on SharePoint in recent months as our customers are growing more aware of the need to manage SharePoint storage and to prepare for eDiscovery of this growing repository of content. Our last release, EV 10.0.2, added the ability to capture social content including blogs, wikis, discussions boards and custom lists. This was important for both eDiscovery and for storage optimization.
Capturing social content is a storage management perspective as it allows for the capture of important content prior to deleting a site. Site proliferation is one of the biggest headaches for SharePoint admins. Everyone wants to have the power to create a site but very few people remember to delete the site after it has outlived its usefulness.
One of the compelling features in SharePoint 2013 is the ability to automatically expire sites based on criteria such as the last accessed date. While this is an important step in curbing site proliferation, SharePoint admins will still be reluctant to automate deletion of a site unless they know that the critical content from the site will be preserved.
This is where EV for SharePoint comes in. Granular policies allow the targeting of content based on:
- Type of content (Documents, pictures, blogs, wikis, etc.)
- Metadata (created by, modified by, date range, specific custodians, any custom metadata)
- File characteristics (size, name)
By proactively archiving the important information within the site, expiration becomes viable and you can take full advantage of this great new SharePoint 2013 feature.
For more information on EV for SharePoint see the feature brief.
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