Month: February 2020

Destroying digital records – are they really destroyed?

Most people should be aware that pressing the 'delete' option for a file stored on a computer doesn't actually delete the item, it only makes the file 'invisible'. The actual file is still accessible on the disk and can be retrieved relatively easily or using forensic tools until the space it was stored on is … Continue reading Destroying digital records – are they really destroyed?

Setting up SharePoint Online to manage records (as part of Office 365) – Part 1/3

This is the first of three posts that describe the main elements involved in setting up SharePoint Online to manage records. This post focuses on the recordkeeping related elements in the Office 365 and Compliance admin portals: Office 365 Admin - Licences, Roles and AD Groups (including Office 365 Groups) Compliance Admin - Retention labels … Continue reading Setting up SharePoint Online to manage records (as part of Office 365) – Part 1/3

Creating a Team in MS Teams creates a SharePoint site – and more

In recent weeks a number of organisations with 'default' Office 365 configuration settings have told me they are not using SharePoint but they are using MS Teams, and have even created new Teams. Every new Team in MS Teams creates a linked SharePoint site via the Office 365 Group that is created when the Team … Continue reading Creating a Team in MS Teams creates a SharePoint site – and more