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Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery now enables export to third-party review apps

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Companies must address the challenges of storing and organizing vast and exponentially increasing quantities of data so they can quickly be responsive to a litigation, investigation or regulatory eDiscovery requests. Complying with regulatory and legal requirements along the entire eDiscovery lifecycle is absolutely critical.

In early December, we released Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery, which integrates Equivio machine learning, predictive coding and text analytics capabilities to reduce the costs and challenges that come along with sorting through large quantities of data for eDiscovery purposes. These new capabilities further strengthen the rich set of eDiscovery in-place retention, preservation and search capabilities already present in Office 365—helping our customers quickly identify relevant data while decreasing cost and risk.

Today, we are happy to announce the ability for customers to export eDiscovery data from their Office 365 tenant to third-party review applications. This new capability is in addition to the existing export capabilities already present in Office 365, which allow you to download the data directly to your local computer. The new export capability enables secure eDiscovery data export from Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery to a secure Azure Blob storage controlled either by the organization or by the third-party review application.

We are initially working with four review application partners to build integrated solutions that take advantage of the new export capability in Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery.

The current partners include:

DMX™ (DocuMatrix®) is Epiq’s eDiscovery business intelligence platform. It supports processing through production and has been used on the industry’s largest litigations, investigations and regulatory actions. Epiq is the largest global provider of eDiscovery software, with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. iCONECT’s award-winning proprietary platform XERA empowers Fortune Global 500 corporations and law firms to create a secure central repository enabling worldwide access to billions of their confidential documents through a visually rich and intuitive HTML5 interface. With proven technology, interoperability with both SQL and Oracle and a strong SDK, firms can replicate their existing organizational and analysis workflows and hit the ground running.
Whether it’s litigation, information governance, responding to a government request or running an internal investigation, Relativity gives you everything you need to tackle your unique e-discovery challenges seamlessly and securely through every phase of a project. Relativity has more than 130,000 active users spanning more than 40 countries, across 69 of the Fortune 100, and more than 195 of the top 200 law firms in the United States. Recommind transforms discovery with powerful, proprietary analytics delivered in a simple, intuitive review experience—for superior fact finding and risk analysis, coupled with unparalleled review efficiency. Recommind’s award-winning Axcelerate platform spans the discovery process from collection to production and is used by premier corporations, law firms and government entities worldwide.

To learn more about integration with Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery, interested partners can email o365ediscpartners@microsoft.com.

—Rachi Messing, senior program manager for the Office 365 team

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