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Difference between S4B Archiving and Server Side Conversation History RRS feed

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  • Quick and (hopefully) easy question. I'm not sure I 100% understand the difference between S4B Archiving. The way I believed it to be was that with Server Side Conversation History, all messages get written to the conversation history folder of a user mailbox, and you would use archiving ONLY for users under hold which would write the messages to their purges folder (which of course the users cannot access).

    But I read this article which seems to imply that you need Archiving turned on for conversation history to function

    https://exchangequery.com/2016/04/05/skype-for-business-leave-messages-offline/

    I guess I want to know:

    • Do I have to have archiving enabled for server side conversation history (and then do all users that want more than 24 hours of conversation history need to have in-place hold enabled?)
    • Assuming i do not need Archiving enabled for server side conversation history to function, how long will the history remain in a person's mailbox by default? Is this adjustable?

    Thanks everyone and sorry for the confusion!

    Monday, May 23, 2016 8:50 PM

Answers

  • Hi Brolide,

    In my opinion, you don’t have to have SFB archiving enabled for server side conversation history

    Based on my understanding server side conversation history means the conversation history will be saved to the Skype for Business Server. However, Skype for business Server will sync these data to Exchange Server at last. It’s a new feature with the new Skype for Business Server 2015. In previous version of Lync Server, the mobile client cannot save the conversation history to User mailbox directly, all the conversation histories are saved on the local phone.

    And now with the new feature, instead of device-specific storage, all Conversation History is stored server-side, which means that all your devices can see the same Conversation History.

    Please refer  to

    http://www.lyncit.net/2015/08/server-side-conversation-history-in.html

    For SFB archiving please refer to

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn951419.aspx

    These conversation histories remain until you delete them – they are not removed automatically.

    Please refer  to

    https://answers.syr.edu/display/software/Conversation+Histories+in+Lync

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    • Marked as answer by Eason Huang Sunday, June 5, 2016 12:33 PM
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:45 AM