Microsoft Information Protection: Announcing general availability of auditing for Office apps

From Microsoft Corporation

MC235176 ยท Published Jan 20, 2021

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Message Summary

Office apps will now support sending user label activities to the Microsoft 365 compliance center Audit Log for admins to search and review. This feature will be available for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook desktop apps on Windows and Mac and both iOS and Android mobile devices.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70542.

When this will happen

Rollout will begin late January and is expected to be complete by late February 2021.

How this will affect your organization

Office apps will send audit data of user labeling activities to the Microsoft 365 compliance center Audit Logs for admins to search and review.

What you need to do to prepare

  • This feature is not available by default unless you have enabled auditing.
  • Enable this feature from Microsoft 365 compliance center > Audit log search page > Select Turn on auditing.

You can also access these audit logs through the management API.

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