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  1. Ediscovery member permissions so users could edit the search query on the case but could not add another mailbox for search.

    Ediscovery is a very powerful and useful solution that is available for everyone. It can hold mailboxes of leavers and this way we can preserve the licenses, however a big problem arises when someone needs access to a leavers mailbox. After giving user permission to preview you have to add him to a security group "compliance search" which gives the user access to add any mailbox "active or inactive", it is a big security implication so the service is useless for the end user and therefore we would have to process every single request when they need to access the…

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    2 comments  ·  eDiscovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. It would be nice to have the ability to encrypt a spilled message versus having to delete it.

    If we could deem a message as unrecoverable by encrypting it, we would save countless hours trying to remove the message from the Non-IPM subtree.

    Currently it takes 4 hours to turn Single Item Recovery and Litigation Hold off. We then need to increase Deleted Item retention, and stop the managed folder assistant off. Then destroy the message, and put the mailbox back in its original state (another 4 hours)

    If we could leave all of the holds, and Single Item Recovery in place, Delete the message to the Purges folder, then encrypt it we would save a minimum of…

    27 votes
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    0 comments  ·  eDiscovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Fix Export Bug: Include unindexed items when selecting "All items, including unindexed"

    Within the eDiscovery platform, I created a case and subsequent search pertaining to one mailbox. No search parameters were entered. Upon selecting details for export, I chose "All items, including ones that have unrecognized format, are encrypted, or weren't indexed for other reasons."

    In several different O365 environments, the download does NOT include unindexed items. I'm seeing the exact same file count and data capacity whether I export all items including or excluding unindexed items.

    I am however, able to download the unindexed items IF and ONLY IF I select to export "Only items that have an unrecognized format, are…

    27 votes
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    1 comment  ·  eDiscovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. eDiscovery search should include participants:email@outlook.com (for example) t

    One of our users were recently compromised, and the attacker used Powershell to create Inbox Rules (which does not show as a login or show IP in audit logs) that would forward messages to an external email address - let's call it hacker@outlook.com. In an effort to discover what information was lost, I performed an eDiscovery search for participants:hacker@outlook.com. This resulted in 0 items found, but a search for the key words used in the Inbox Rules returned quite a few emails. After reviewing every email in the export, there were none that were sent to hacker@outlook.com

    26 votes
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  5. Output the content search results in TXT format.

    I would like you to add a function so that you can retrieve data in TXT format instead of PST format when exporting content search results.

    コンテンツ検索の結果をエクスポートする際に、PST 形式ではなくテキスト形式でもデータを取得できるように機能を追加してほしい。

    26 votes
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  6. improve download of large pst files

    When an export/download needs to be done in the Security & Compliance Center for a large mailbox due to being on litigation hold (e.g. 30+ GB), the download hangs at the end with just a few items left according to the progress bar. Repeated attempts are made and it still hangs. If I go to the Compliance Management area in the Exchange Admin Center, the data downloads without error. This needs to be fixed before the Compliance Management area in the EAC goes away in July 2017.

    25 votes
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  7. Allow Content Search export DIRECTLY to Azure blob

    Allow Content Search export DIRECTLY to Azure blob.

    When doing an e-Discovery or Content Search it would be much more efficient if the data could be exported directly to the Azure blob to allow re-import to present the data back to the customer. Presenting many many PST's back to a customer is not a good experience for them. Plus they are not easily searchable and must be copied for multiple people to review.

    25 votes
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  8. Need to scroll down completely to get older searches in Content Search

    In scenario where we have more than 500 searches in Content Search, it will only show you last 500 searches. If you need older searches then we have to scroll it down completely then only the older searches would get loaded. Sorting with Last-run also doesn't work. Microsoft to fix this problem.

    24 votes
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  9. Planner

    One of the initial blogs for Planner states: “Technical features such as multiple redundant backups, virtually instantaneous recovery and HIPAA, FISMA, ISO27001 and EU Model compliance ensure that your data is safe, secure and always available.” I recently had a situation where I needed to do a restore from Planner and was told: "the Planner information is not recoverable at the server end. At this point in time it is a limitation." That needs to be clearly stated on the Planner site so end users know that the information that put in Planner is not being backed up anywhere.

    23 votes
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  10. add ability to New-ComplianceSearch / Set-ComplianceSearch to copy results to another mailbox

    Add ability to New-ComplianceSearch / Set-ComplianceSearch to copy results to another mailbox

    21 votes
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  11. PST Export Folder Structure

    Add a checkbox to the export tool that would export all emails, regardless of user or original folder, into one single folder within the PST as oppose to matching the original folder structure separated by each mailbox that has results.

    19 votes
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  12. Content Search

    Please DO NOT move forward with New Experience for Content Search. It is cumbersome and confusing. The option to select "Exchange" only does not work. Simply put, the NEW Experience is not user-friendly. Please stick with the OLD. Thanks.

    18 votes
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  13. Enable eDiscovery and DLP to work with S/MIME by uploading keys to azure key vault

    We use SMIME for email encryption but would still like to leverage the native capabilities of eDiscovery and DLP in O365. If we could upload our keys to azure key vault, O365 could decrypt the content. Right now, there are too many issues with AIP to switch over encryption methods...specifically reading content when using shared mailboxes and the distribution of OTPs using the same single channel of email.

    18 votes
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  14. eDiscovery report export missing author field data

    We are trying to capture data for an open matter and we can build the searches for users and what they are accessing etc... The data looks good on the GUI screen but when we export the report the author field data is missing. So we cannot share this with external counsel/security teams to review and decide which users need to be included in a matter. Support engineers say that this is working as designed and needs to be a feature enhancement. Seems odd that data is displayed on the screen but the export button does not provide an export…

    17 votes
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  15. search-mailbox should not be deprecated as no proper replacement exists

    The new-compliancesearch cmdlet is not a vaild replacement for search-mailbox as it will only delete 10 messages from a mailbox. Search-mailbox is a very vaulable mailbox cleanup tool and deprecating it would remove existing functionality

    17 votes
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  16. Litigation Hold Add on for Business Essentials Needed

    The difference in price from BE to E3 is $6 to $26 - this is too large a jump. An Add On is needed for BE licenses to allow the Litigation Hold feature or simply put, an Add on for "No deleting of email". Thanks.

    17 votes
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  17. Force Index of Unindexed emails from results of Content Search

    When I run a Content Search against a persons mailbox, it shows a lot of unindexed items.. these emails then get exported into a separate PST. I want to force an index of these unindexed items to incorporate them into 1 result and ensure that no emails/ are missed.

    16 votes
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  18. 15 votes
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  19. eDiscovery - end user's permission to edit the search query on the case but not to change the Location.

    Nowadays, there are two roles in the Security & Compliance Center: eDiscovery Manager and eDiscovery Administrator. Both roles allow the search for information through keywords and the selection of the mailbox within which the search is performed.

    Following the best practice of assigning the lowest possible privilege, it would be a great improvement to create a new role for the end user which only allows him to search the information in the mailbox assigned by the administrator.

    In other words, that the final user could perform the search query feature but being restricted on the Location area.

    15 votes
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  20. Do not deprecate Search-Mailbox

    Do not deprecate Search-Mailbox or Allow New-MailboxComplianceSearch to delete more than 10 mails in a single mailbox.
    when need to delete, as we did sometimes, more than 5.000 mails caused by mail loopings Search-Mailbox is the perfect tool.

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