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Security and Archiving

Office 365
 

Applies to: Office 365

Topic Last Modified: 2014-05-05

Microsoft Office 365 traffic (both signal and media traffic) is encrypted by using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. Anyone who intercepts a communication sees only encrypted text. For example, if a user accesses Lync Online IM, calls, and presentations while using a public Wi-Fi network, such as at an airport, the user’s communications are encrypted to potential interception by network “sniffers.”

The Microsoft Office 365 plans support at a minimum, Lync 2010. For customers with on-premises deployment of Lync Server 2013, a client version control feature lets you specify the versions of clients that you want to support. This can help control the costs associated with supporting multiple client versions.

NoteNote:
Client version rules cannot be customized by Lync Online customers.

Lync Online provides archiving of peer-to-peer instant messages, multiparty instant messages, and content upload activities in meetings. The archiving capability requires Exchange and is controlled by the user’s Exchange mailbox In-Place Hold attribute, which archives both email and Lync contents.

All archiving in Lync Online is considered “user-level archiving” because you enable or disable it for one or more specific users or groups of users by creating, configuring, and applying a user-level archiving policy for those users. There is no direct control of archiving settings from within the Lync admin center.

For information about meeting content retention (independent from archiving), see Lync Meetings.

ImportantImportant:
Data access is restricted to authorized users identified by the customer.
The following types of content are not archived in Lync Online:
  • Peer-to-peer file transfers

  • Audio/video for peer-to-peer instant messages and conferences

  • Application sharing for peer-to-peer instant messages and conferences

  • Conferencing annotations

Lync users can access Lync sign-in logs with one click in both Lync Server 2013 and Lync Online. If there were no errors during the sign-in process, the logs will be empty. If the user had problems connecting to the server, the logs will show the errors, the steps Lync made in order to connect to the server, and the results for each step. To learn how to access sign-in logs, see Helping troubleshoot Lync sign-in errors.

 

Feature

Lync 2013 with Lync Server 2013

Office 365 Small Business

Office 365 Small Business Premium

Office 365 Midsize Business

Office 365 Enterprise E1

Office 365 Education A2

Office 365 Government G1

Office 365 Enterprise E3

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Government G3

Office 365 Enterprise E4

Office 365 Education A4

Office 365 Government G4

Office 365 Enterprise K1

Office 365 Government K1

IM and Media Encryption

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

IM and File Filtering

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Client Version Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

IM Content Archiving

Yes

No1

No1

No1

No1

Yes

Yes

No

Conference Content Archiving

Yes

No1

No1

No1

No1

Yes

Yes

No

Application Sharing, and Desktop Sharing Archiving

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

User Level Archiving Configuration

Yes

No1

No1

No1

No1

Yes

Yes

No

Login Trace Files

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

NoteNote:
1 Archiving for Lync Online depends upon the Exchange In-Place Hold feature, which is not included in this plan.

 

Feature

Lync 2013 with Lync Server 2013

Lync Online Standalone Plan 1

Lync Online Standalone Plan 2

Lync Online Standalone Plan 3

IM and Media Encryption

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

IM and File Filtering

Yes

No

No

No

Client Version Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

IM Content Archiving

Yes

No1

No1

No1

Conference Content Archiving

Yes

No1

No1

No1

Application Sharing, and Desktop Sharing Archiving

Yes

No

No

No

User Level Archiving Configuration

Yes

No1

No1

No1

Login Trace Files

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

NoteNote:
1 Archiving for Lync Online depends upon the Exchange In-Place Hold feature, which is not included in this plan.

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