Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-08
Communications Server 2010 introduces several features that enhance the abilities for organizations to archive IM and meeting content for compliance purposes, as follows:
- Archiving of IM content and meeting content
In previous versions of Communications Server, the archiving of IM content and web conferencing (meeting) content was managed separately, and the two types of archived content were stored separately. In Communications Server 2010, the two types of archiving are consolidated in several key ways.
- Archiving policy settings for both IM and meetings are unified
for easier administration.
- The core archiving store contains both IM content and web
conferencing attendee entries and exits consolidated together. (The
content of meeting handouts is still stored on a separate file
- Archiving policy settings for both IM and meetings are unified for easier administration.
- Searchable transcript of archived information
Communications Server 2010 also introduces a new Communications Server Shell cmdlet that creates a searchable transcript of archived content. This transcript includes IM content, meeting attendee entries and exits, and links to files shared during web conferences.
- Per-user settings honored for conferences
In Communications Server 2010, per-user archiving settings are honored for all types of conferences. So if a particular user’s activity is archived, all the IM messages and meeting content in both IM conferences and web conferences that the user participates in will be archived.
- New policy settings
Additionally, Communications Server includes new policy settings you can use to disable Communications Server features that cannot be archived (such as annotation, application sharing and peer-to-peer file transfers). This helps ensure that all of your users’ communications will be archived, if necessary for your compliance regulations.