At a company I worked at recently, I ran across a Sharepoint site and wondered whether I could download data that I wasn’t supposed to see.
Now I understand the purpose of SharePoint and company intranets is to share data, but even then, some data should be restricted to a limited number of people.
So I decided to check (before doing things like this, you better know How to Stay Out of Jail).
I was visiting a friend at large, public company doing some benchmarking when we had to schedule several meetings with IT to gather data. My friend “Meako” starting entering attendees into his online calendar to see whether we could get some important meetings scheduled during the next week.
Mimosa Systems, the company that created a robust email archive solution for Exchange and Sharepoint, is offering a free ebook (for Dummies) on email archiving.
The ebook describes the retention requirements that companies are subject to. If your company sells to the federal government, you especially need to be aware of these requirements. I’d also recommend reading this ebook if you thinking of moving to Exchange.