Exchange 2013 can provide archiving storage of Skype for Business Server 2015 instant messages between contacts and web conferencing transcripts. These are stored in the user’s Exchange mailbox removing the requirement of a SQL Server database. There is an area within the user’s mailbox that is hidden from the end user, but indexed by Exchange which allows integrated discovery. Information is stored in the same folder used by the Exchange In-Place Hold feature. The folder is the Purges folder which is hidden and found in the Recoverable Items folder. Using the eDiscovery Center in SharePoint 2013 or In-Place eDiscovery in Exchange 2013 allows searching any archived content.
The following types of content can be archived:
- Peer-to-peer instant messages
- Conferences (meetings), which are multiparty instant messages
- Conference content, including uploaded content (for example, handouts) and event-related content (for example, joining, leaving, uploading sharing, and changes in visibility)
- Whiteboards and polls shared during a conference
The following types of content are not archived: Continue reading