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SharePoint® Server 2010 Enterprise Content Management by Russ Houberg, Brett Grego, Chris Caplinger, Todd Kitta

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Chapter 8

Records Management

What's in this chapter?

  • Understanding records management and how to leverage Microsoft SharePoint to support an organization's records management process
  • Exploring Microsoft SharePoint's extensive records management capabilities
  • Administering and using Microsoft SharePoint's records management capabilities
  • Leveraging Microsoft SharePoint APIs to programmatically interact with its numerous records management features

Over the past few decades, businesses have seen a tremendous increase in the importance of effectively managing the documents that are critical to their daily operations. In many cases, effectively managing these documents not only means being able to store them and manage their usage, but also ensure that they are managed according to strict compliance requirements imposed by government regulation, legal mandates, information disclosure legislation, and other internal or external requirements for which failing to do so is met with harsh legal penalties or other negative repercussions.

Companies are reacting to these requirements by implementing various governance, retention, and compliance policies and procedures within their organizations. While a document management system can help an organization store and manage the usage of electronic documents, these systems lack many capabilities necessary to mitigate the business risk associated with failure to meet mandated compliance scenarios. In order to achieve the compliance required, companies ...

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