Having worked in eDiscovery for nearly twenty years, I know there is a "feeling" when a technology hits a tipping point. It starts with hype, then lots of questions, webinars, trainings, and more hype, finally followed by acceptance and integration - usually just in time for the next "big thing" to come along. I'm not sure exactly where in that cycle #Microsoft #Office365 currently resides, but there's no question that it has that tipping-point "feeling". To wit: In June, Microsoft reported 27 million Office 365 subscribers up about 17% or four million subscribers from the prior year. For those keeping score, that's an increase of 7.5 new users per minute. I was, er, lucky to be a part of that 27 million users by taking a small company (about 150 users) through the planning and full migration of on-prem systems to Office 365 and Azure. Now, at #Adobe, I oversee implementation and adoption of eDiscovery in Office 365 for over 20,000 users. I truly wish that there were this many resources available when I was first going through the implementation process!
Last month also saw the conclusion of what was (for me at least) an Epic Trilogy of Office 365 webinars hosted by #ILTA and a scheduled Office 365 session at #ILTACON 2017. The webinar series brought in-house counsel (@Joanne Lane from Merck and myself), law firm (@Jeremiah Weasenforth from Orrick), and Microsoft (@Rachi Messing) for views on the implementation, duties, and legal burdens associated with adopting Office 365. The sessions ranged from an introduction to the Security and Compliance Center for eDiscovery professionals, through planning and implementation, and the pitfalls of day-to-day use. In case you missed them, they are available for streaming and download here, here, and here.
With ILTACON just around the corner, I am also looking forward to a session with another strong group of presenters including, @Scott Cohen of Winston & Strawn, @Jake Frazier of FTI Consulting, and @EJ Bastien from Microsoft. The session will cover new Office 365 features affecting eDiscovery #ITLA130. That session follows another Office 365 session about Exchange email in the cloud and its eDiscovery capabilities #ILTA124. Both sessions should offer something for the beginner and experienced admin alike. We look forward to seeing you there!#FutureandEmergingTechnologies #ApplicationInterfacesandDeployment #Cloud #LitigationSupportoreDiscovery