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(Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Password protected download of quarantined messages

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From Microsoft Corporation
Technical Bulletin MC384330 · Published May 25, 2022 · Last updated Jul 18, 2022

Message Summary

Updated July 18,, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With this change we are giving the ability to password protects items they download from quarantine. We want users to be confident that the items they are downloading to their systems will not execute involuntarily without their consent, and this capability will allow them to safely transport the items to external analysis tools.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93305

When this will happen:

  • Standard: will begin rolling out in early July (previously mid-June) and be completed by late August (previously mid-July).
  • Government: will begin rolling out in late August (previously late July) and be completed by mid-September (previously early August).

How this will affect your organization:

This new feature will enable tenant Admins and users to download quarantined messages and embed a password in those downloaded items.

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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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