WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?
With the explosion of digital information and the requirements of keeping this information compliant with government and industry regulations, records management (RM) has become a critical component of any SharePoint deployment. If you haven't heard of records management, you will. RM is the process of classifying, securing, discovering, and managing your information from creation to destruction. With SharePoint 2010, there are a number of new enhancements, as well as enhancements to previous features such as the records center, that allow end users, developers, and IT pros to make their applications and information compliant.
Because this chapter is not the end all, be all introduction to RM, there are a number of Internet resources that will help give you a good introduction to RM. For cross-product RM topics, check out Association for Information and Image Management International (AIIM) at www.aiim.org. For SharePoint-specific RM information, look at the SharePoint ECM blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ecm. Lastly, check out the SharePoint dev wiki at www.sharepointdevwiki.com.
In SharePoint 2010, there are four feature areas in records management:
Recordization is the process of formally ...