Archiving capabilities enhancements in Sharepoint 2010 RRS feed

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  • I like to seek help on getting quick information on the archiving capabilities enhancements in Sharepoint 2010, I tried searching on google but not getting accurate results, please share some pointers or if I need to look at topics at a broader scope.


    Saturday, April 10, 2010 7:32 AM


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  • Hi petarch,

    I did a blog on some of the record center enhancements a while back:



    Chris Givens CEO, Architecting Connected Systems Blog Twitter
    Saturday, April 10, 2010 3:03 PM
  • by default archiving in Sharepoint 2010 is still based on the concept of records

    a site collection owner can define what a record is :
    cannot be deleted and cannot be modified
    cannot be deleted but can be modified

    In MOSS (2007) records could only be managed in a special kind of site : the record center.
    Now, any list item in any kind of site/list can be decared as a record, manually, via a policy or via a workflow.This is possible thanks to a new site collection feature : "In Place Record Management".

    A list item can become a record an can remain in the same place ("In Place Record Management")
    or be moved to another location, typically a record center with or without a dedicated content database (if it is in another site collection) Choosing between "In Place Record Management" and Record Center is discuused here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424394(office.14).aspx

    Another new feature is e-hold and eDiscovery, similar to record management, more details in the ECM Team blog site here http://blogs.msdn.com/ecm/archive/2010/03/16/ediscovery-in-sharepoint-server-2010.aspx

    Now, there is no real archive management in Sharepoint 2010, you still have to rely on third parties; for instance many of my customers want to be able to archive a web site , but still be able to use it and a company like OpenText provides this kind of feature in Sharepoint.

    It is important to note, that even if it not a real archiving solution, Central Administration allows us to browse through a Sharepoint unattached content database, select sites, lists and restore list items-->you can easily restore data from a backup without having to create a recovery farm.

    Hope this helps

    Serge Luca



    Serge Luca; blog: http://sergeluca.spaces.live.com Devoteam Belgium
    Sunday, April 11, 2010 12:51 PM