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Categories: SharePoint

August 7, 2020

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Required columns will now sync as read/write

From Microsoft Corporation

MC218032, Stay Informed, Published date: Jul 7, 2020

Major update: AnnouncementApplies To: All

Sharepoint has long allowed document libraries to have custom columns with required metadata; however, the sync client has only treated these libraries with required columns as read-only. With this change, these libraries will sync with read/write privileges.

Key points

  • Timing: mid-August and complete by end of August
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Action: review

How this will affect your organization

Users who are currently syncing document libraries with required metadata will notice the contents of these libraries switch from read-only to read/write.What you need to do to prepare

You might consider updating your user training and documentation.

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