M365 Information Governance: Update to retention labels

From Microsoft Corporation

MC216379, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 16, 2020

Major update: AnnouncementApplies To: null

We’re introducing the ability to have Exchange items support retention labels for which period of retention or deletion based is based upon when an item was labeled.

Key points:

  • Timing: Initiating release in mid-July and complete for all customers by early August.
  • Rollout: Tenant level
  • Control type: Admin Control
  • Action: Confirm policy expiration date matches your expectation

How this will affect your organization

If you are utilizing retention labels for Exchange Online created in the Information Governance or Records Management solutions of the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, and these retention labels have their period of retention or deletion based on when the item was labeled, newly labeled messages will have their expiration date based off the date the label was applied rather than when the message was received or sent.What you need to do to prepare

If you are already using retention labels in Exchange Online based on when the item was labeled, you should confirm that this change will calculate the desired expiration date.

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