The IBM Content Collector for Microsoft SharePoint provides collection and archiving of SharePoint content and extends capabilities of SharePoint to leverage IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) products. It installs software on Microsoft SharePoint Web Front-end (WFE) servers as well as Content Collector servers. IBM Content Collector is much more than straight through archiving. A sophisticated rules engine can perform conditional analysis of the source content and determine the appropriate action including automatic classification, metadata extraction or addition, archive, archive and declare as a record or even delete. IBM Content Collector supports enhanced functionality such as de-duplication, single-instance storage, retention management, and data compression.