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Exchange Online Archiving

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A cloud-based, enterprise-class archiving solution

Solve archiving, compliance, regulatory, and eDiscovery challenges. Hosted on Microsoft globally redundant servers, with IT-level phone support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Exchange Online Archiving is compatible with Exchange Server 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010. It’s also available as an add-on service for mailboxes that are hosted online.

Features included

  • In-Place Archive

    Keep all your important data in one place by giving users an In-Place Archive with a native, well-integrated user experience.

  • Data safeguards

    Safeguard your data by hosting it in globally distributed data centers, with continuous data backup and premier disaster recovery capabilities.

  • Stay in control

    An integrated management interface lets you manage your cloud-based archives from within the Exchange Administration Center.

  • eDiscovery

    eDiscovery features help you to find, produce, and manage data across your organization in an easy-to-use web interface.

  • Easy to use

    Your users can access archived email from Outlook and Outlook on the web without having to learn new tools or UI, while helping to ensure your organization’s compliance needs are met.

  • Anywhere access

    Consistent anywhere access to your information through Outlook and Outlook on the web.

  • Retention policies

    Retention policies help users organize their information by enabling them to archive or delete items at their discretion.

  • In-Place Hold

    Immutably preserve and hold user information for discovery at later dates with In-Place Hold.

  • Reliability

    Deliver reliability, availability, and performance with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially-backed service level agreement.

  • Archive storage

    Archive storage provides each subscriber with 50 GB in their archive mailbox, providing access to historical information. Automatic addition of storage is available for select subscription plans.*

  • IT-level phone support

    IT-level phone support is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Automatic patching

    Automatic patching eliminates the time and effort needed to maintain and service your email archive system.

  • Improved performance

    Improved end user performance by helping users manage their archived email within their inbox, ending the need for locally kept .pst files.

Exchange Resources

Information for IT pros

Information for Microsoft partners

Additional requirements

*Each subscriber initially receives 50 GB of storage for Exchange Online Plan 1 and 100 GB of storage for Exchange Online Plan 2, in the archive mailbox. If you reach this capacity, depending upon your subscription plan, you will automatically get additional storage for archived mailboxes including for shared mailboxes. See this TechNet article for details.