Microsoft Fluid Framework

The Microsoft Fluid Framework Promises to Be the Next Discovery Challenge: eDiscovery Trends

My latest blog post for IPRO’s blog follows up on last week’s post regarding one of the sessions at Legalweek where IPRO CEO Dean Brown provided a terrific example of how the evolution of data within the workplace is continuing to create new challenges for information governance and eDiscovery professionals everywhere with the Microsoft Fluid Framework.

Microsoft Fluid Framework

Microsoft Fluid is a new framework in Office that enhances collaboration between teams, document sharing, and task distribution. This powerful tool is based on blocks of different components such as tables, graphs, or dynamic lists that can be edited by several users in real-time. It was introduced at the Build 2019 developer conference and the following year, Microsoft announced it would be open-sourced and the code for the Fluid Framework was published on GitHub in September 2020. The Verge called Fluid documents “Google Docs on steroids”, which give you some idea of how powerful they could be.

Last year, Microsoft’s Fluid framework began to arrive in Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Outlook, and Whiteboard. It was first made available to Microsoft 365 Enterprise users. But they’re slowly rolling out the service across the Microsoft ecosystem. So, if you are an organization using Microsoft, expect to see Fluid files sometime soon.

So, what will be the impact of the Microsoft Fluid framework on Information Governance and eDiscovery professionals? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. It’s just one more click!  😉

So, what do you think? Had you heard of Microsoft’s Fluid framework? You have now! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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