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Safe Links Global Settings Migrated to Custom Policies

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From Microsoft Corporation
Technical Bulletin MC342072 · Published Mar 12, 2022

Message Summary

To create a more consistent user experience across all policies in Microsoft Defender for Office portal the following Safe Links policy attributes will be migrated from the Global Settings flyout to the custom policy settings.

Note: Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps

  • Do Not Track when users click protected links in Office 365 Apps
  • Do not let users click through the Original URL in Office 365 Apps

When this will happen:

We will begin rolling this out in early May and expect to complete rollout late June. 

How this will affect your organization:

For already existing user scoped properties (Track Clicks and Allow Click Through), this change will not override user scoped settings with current tenant wide settings. This means these values will not change for any existing custom policies.

For customers that have “Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps” turned on, after the migration this tenant level setting will be enabled by default as part of built-in protection for all users, groups, or domains not named as part of a custom policy. Customers can manage the properties “EnableSafeLinksforOffice”, “Track Clicks”, and “Allow Click Through” in custom policies going forward.

What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate. 

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