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Apply Security & Compliance Center Retention Labels to Outlook Folders

I couldn’t really come up with a cool-sounding title for this post, so I just went with the basics of what it does.

Last week, I worked with a customer that wanted to deploy custom retention labels to custom folders inside a user’s mailbox–the idea being that they would create a custom folder structure such as this under a user’s Inbox:

\Inbox
\Inbox\Retention Schedule
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\2 Year (apply a 2-year retention label to everything in this folder)
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\4 Year (apply a 4-year retention label to everything in this folder)
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\7 Year (apply a 7-year retention label to everything in this folder)
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\Forever (apply a ‘Never delete’ retention label to everything in this folder)

Seems easy enough, right? … [ Continue reading ]

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Update to Get-UserHoldPolicies — Now includes DelayHoldApplied

This is just a quick update–if you’ve been using my Get-UserHoldPolicies script to check out the holds applied to your mailboxes, I’ve updated it to include the DelayHoldApplied property.

A Delay Hold is applied whenever a hold is removed from a mailbox (as in, the mailbox is excluded from an inherited policy or manually removed from an explicitly included policy), and stays in effect for 30 days. … [ Continue reading ]

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Update to the Get-UserHoldPolicies Tool

A new year, a new update for Get-UserHoldPolicies!  Woo!

I stumbled across some additional information today regarding deciphering hold policies for mailboxes while troubleshooting another issue and decided to update my Get-UserHoldPolicies tool to reflect it.

The core pieces that I added:

  • Identifying Skype policies (as prefaced by sky in the InPlaceHolds property of a mailbox)
  • Identifying excluded mailbox policies (as prefaced by -mbx in the InPlaceHolds property of a mailbox)
  • Disposition action for items at the end of a retention period:
    • Delete only
    • Do nothing after retention period
    • Delete after retention period

You can see a few of the new options here. … [ Continue reading ]

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Adding OneDrive Locations to an Existing Retention Policy

Yesterday, while working with a customer, I was asked if there is a way to programmatically add OneDrive locations to an existing retention policy.  Say, for example, you have a blanket retention policy that covers all of your tenant at a base level (which is what I typically recommend to ensure you at least have either belt or suspenders), but then you have a second set of users that need a longer policy.… [ Continue reading ]