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What are best practices regarding employee attrition and data retention for Office 365?

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When an employee leaves the company, what are the recommended procedures regarding their data stored on One Drive, Sharepoint and Exchange? Can the data be moved onsite and archived? Can others be given access to the data?
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For Exchange, you can use inactive mailboxes: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn144876(v=exchg.150).aspx

They are free and practically require no administration. Another alternative is to convert the user mailbox to shared one once the user leaves, but that is usually done when you need to frequently access the data and not only store it for legal reasons.

For OneDrive, the manager will receive a notification once the account has been marked for deletion. You can also add another user as an owner of the personal site collection and export the data. The relevant setting is under User profiles, Setup my sites, My Site cleanup.

For SP, the documents will stay in the respective libraries, no action should be needed.
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Thank you so much!
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I think you should  adopt the retention policy that are generally laid for exchange server and the best practice are different from user to user having own RTO and RPO objectives.

To examine data storage technologies and solutions that are best for all businesses and deals some best practices for ensuring the successful data recovery and backup required to sustain operations - regardless of what happens to your business.

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