Topic Last Modified: 2012-03-22
Microsoft Office 365 includes features in Microsoft Exchange Online and in SharePoint Online that you can use to help your organization meet its legal, regulatory, and organizational compliance requirements.
With Exchange Online, you can do the following to help your organization meet its compliance requirements:
Prevent the deletion of email messages in order to comply with data retention requirements or legal requirements
Search for items relating to specific legal cases or requests from regulatory authorities
Control the flow of messages and implement actionable rules based on message content or on message senders and recipients
Encrypt content and enforce email usage policies
For more information, see Security and Compliance in Exchange Online.
With SharePoint Online, you can do the following to help your organization meet its compliance requirements:
Create and apply information management policies
Create retention and expiration policies and rules for content
Search and create a hold to protect specific documents or items from expiration policies
For more information, see Records management and compliance in SharePoint Online.