Extract from Doug Austin’s article “So, You’re Using Microsoft 365 Now. Should it Be Your eDiscovery Solution As Well?”
Last week, I discussed the move toward cloud-based office suite technologies, which has only accelerated since the pandemic with so many workforces working remotely. As part of that, Microsoft 365 is now used by over a million companies worldwide, with over 650,000 companies using it in the United States alone.
So, even though more of you in the cloud use Google’s G Suite for your office suite needs (surprise!), many of you are using M365. So, should you use it as your eDiscovery solution as well? Here are three factors to consider, based on my experience.
The Version of M365 You Need for eDiscovery
Not all Microsoft 365 subscriptions provide access to eDiscovery licenses and there are two versions of eDiscovery modules for M365: Core eDiscovery and Advanced eDiscovery. Accessing Core eDiscovery requires at least Microsoft 365 E3 or Office 365 E3 subscription-level access.