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MC496248 – (Updated) Wiki retirement and the future of note taking in Teams Channels (archived)

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*For this entry exists the more relevant or more recent entry MC552334

check before: 2023-01-25

Product:

OneNote, SharePoint, Teams

Platform:

World tenant, Online

Status:

Rolling out

Change type:

Admin impact, Retirement, Updated message, User impact

Links:

MC552334

Details:

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the message with additional details. Thank you for your patience.
We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.
[When this will happen:]
The option to export wiki content to OneNote is now available. New documentation is available here: Export a wiki to a OneNote notebook
The ability to create new a new Wiki will be disabled mid-June.

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Created:
2023-01-11

updated:
2023-06-08

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2023-06-08MC Last Updated03/17/2023 18:03:502023-06-07T19:10:31Z
2023-06-08MC MessagesUpdated March 17, 2023: We have updated the timing of this change, below. Thank you for your patience.
We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.
[When this will happen:]
The following change will be rolled out starting late March (previously early March).
Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the message with additional details. Thank you for your patience.
We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.
[When this will happen:]
The option to export wiki content to OneNote is now available. New documentation is available here: Export a wiki to a OneNote notebook
The ability to create new a new Wiki will be disabled mid-June.
2023-06-08MC End Time06/30/2023 09:00:002024-02-29T08:00:00Z
2023-06-08MC prepareWe urge users to export their channel wikis to OneNote once it is available.
If your organization has not enabled OneNote you can review this documentation:
Deployment guide for OneNote
[FAQs:]
Why is Teams retiring wiki?
Our users’ needs for note taking are evolving every day and the current capabilities & infrastructure of Wiki will not be able to cater to those needs in future. We understand that moving away from wiki is a difficult change and we want to help our users throughout the changes.
How can I take notes in channels after this change?

New channels will now come with a OneNote notebook (M365 brand for note taking). OneNote brings goodness of richer formatting, better organization, search within OneNote app and keeps the experience consistent across M365.
When & how are we retiring Wiki?
Stage 1 – (Timeline – early March 2023) Users won't be able to create new wikis, but they can continue to access (read/write) their existing wiki. Users also have the option to export their content to OneNote. Once users export their content to OneNote, the Wiki is available as read only.
After exporting, each wiki in a channel appears as separate section in OneNote and each Wiki page will be a separate page in OneNote.
Stage 2 – (Timeline – Mid CY23) Wiki tab in channel will not be supported; users will be easily able access (read/write) content in Wiki app. Users can also export their content to OneNote.
Stage 3 – (Timeline – Jan 2024) Wikis tab and wiki App wouldn't be able to accessible in Teams and users wouldn't be able to export. Users can download their wiki files from SharePoint.
What happens to my existing data?
Your data is accessible from SharePoint as per retention policy even after Wiki is deprecated. You can download wiki content from SharePoint.
Does end user need to export wiki one by one or in bulk?
End users will have to export wikis one by one per Wiki tab. If there are more than wiki tabs in a channel, then users will have to export them separately. Users can export their wiki by visiting Wiki tab.
Who can export Wiki to Notes?
Any team member who has access to add/remove tab in a channel can export their Wiki.
Is there a bulk export option available at tenant level?
No, users can export their wikis as per their convenience.
Known limitation:
OneNote notes only work in Default (Light) and High contrast mode.
https://learn.microsoft.com/deployoffice/deployment-guide-onenote
We urge users to export their channel wikis to OneNote once it is available.
If your organization has not enabled OneNote you can review this documentation:
Deployment guide for OneNote
[FAQs:]
Why is Teams retiring wiki?
Our users’ needs for note taking are evolving every day and the current capabilities & infrastructure of Wiki will not be able to cater to those needs in future. We understand that moving away from wiki is a difficult change and we want to help our users throughout the changes.
How can I take notes in channels after this change?

New channels will now come with a OneNote notebook (M365 brand for note taking). OneNote brings goodness of richer formatting, better organization, search within OneNote app and keeps the experience consistent across M365.
When & how are we retiring Wiki?
Stage 1 – (Timeline – early March 2023) Users won't be able to create new wikis, but they can continue to access (read/write) their existing wiki. Users also have the option to export their content to OneNote. Once users export their content to OneNote, the Wiki is available as read only.
After exporting, each wiki in a channel appears as separate section in OneNote and each Wiki page will be a separate page in OneNote.
Stage 2 – (Timeline – Mid CY23) Wiki tab in channel will not be supported; users will be easily able access (read/write) content in Wiki app. Users can also export their content to OneNote.
Stage 3 – (Timeline – Jan 2024) Wikis tab and wiki App wouldn't be able to accessible in Teams and users wouldn't be able to export. Users can download their wiki files from SharePoint.
What happens to my existing data?
Your data is accessible from SharePoint as per retention policy even after Wiki is deprecated. You can download wiki content from SharePoint.
Does end user need to export wiki one by one or in bulk?
End users will have to export wikis one by one per Wiki tab. If there are more than wiki tabs in a channel, then users will have to export them separately. Users can export their wiki by visiting Wiki tab.
Who can export Wiki to Notes?
Any team member who has access to add/remove tab in a channel can export their Wiki.
Is there a bulk export option available at tenant level?
No, users can export their wikis as per their convenience.
Known limitation:
OneNote notes only work in Default (Light) and High contrast mode.
https://learn.microsoft.com/deployoffice/deployment-guide-onenote
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/export-a-wiki-to-a-onenote-notebook-8cd8ab0c-2314-42b0-a1d0-5c6c4c5e1547
2023-03-18MC MessagesUpdated February 17, 2023: Based on customer feedback we have updated the content with FAQs. Thank you for your feedback.
We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.
[When this will happen:]
The following change will be rolled out starting early March.
Updated March 17, 2023: We have updated the timing of this change, below. Thank you for your patience.
We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.
[When this will happen:]
The following change will be rolled out starting late March (previously early March).
2023-03-18MC Last Updated02/21/2023 20:58:332023-03-17T18:03:50Z
2023-02-22MC MessagesWe are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.
[When this will happen:]
The following change will be rolled out starting mid-February
Updated February 17, 2023: Based on customer feedback we have updated the content with FAQs. Thank you for your feedback.
We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.
[When this will happen:]
The following change will be rolled out starting early March.
2023-02-22MC TitleWiki retirement and the future of note taking in Teams Channels(Updated) Wiki retirement and the future of note taking in Teams Channels
2023-02-22MC Last Updated01/12/2023 19:06:482023-02-21T20:58:33Z
2023-02-22MC MessageTagNamesUser impact, Admin impact, RetirementUpdated message, User impact, Admin impact, Retirement
2023-02-22MC prepareWe urge users to export their channel wikis to OneNote once it is available.
If your organization has not enabled OneNote you can review this documentation:
Deployment guide for OneNote
https://learn.microsoft.com/deployoffice/deployment-guide-onenote
We urge users to export their channel wikis to OneNote once it is available.
If your organization has not enabled OneNote you can review this documentation:
Deployment guide for OneNote
[FAQs:]
Why is Teams retiring wiki?
Our users’ needs for note taking are evolving every day and the current capabilities & infrastructure of Wiki will not be able to cater to those needs in future. We understand that moving away from wiki is a difficult change and we want to help our users throughout the changes.
How can I take notes in channels after this change?

New channels will now come with a OneNote notebook (M365 brand for note taking). OneNote brings goodness of richer formatting, better organization, search within OneNote app and keeps the experience consistent across M365.
When & how are we retiring Wiki?
Stage 1 – (Timeline – early March 2023) Users won't be able to create new wikis, but they can continue to access (read/write) their existing wiki. Users also have the option to export their content to OneNote. Once users export their content to OneNote, the Wiki is available as read only.
After exporting, each wiki in a channel appears as separate section in OneNote and each Wiki page will be a separate page in OneNote.
Stage 2 – (Timeline – Mid CY23) Wiki tab in channel will not be supported; users will be easily able access (read/write) content in Wiki app. Users can also export their content to OneNote.
Stage 3 – (Timeline – Jan 2024) Wikis tab and wiki App wouldn't be able to accessible in Teams and users wouldn't be able to export. Users can download their wiki files from SharePoint.
What happens to my existing data?
Your data is accessible from SharePoint as per retention policy even after Wiki is deprecated. You can download wiki content from SharePoint.
Does end user need to export wiki one by one or in bulk?
End users will have to export wikis one by one per Wiki tab. If there are more than wiki tabs in a channel, then users will have to export them separately. Users can export their wiki by visiting Wiki tab.
Who can export Wiki to Notes?
Any team member who has access to add/remove tab in a channel can export their Wiki.
Is there a bulk export option available at tenant level?
No, users can export their wikis as per their convenience.
Known limitation:
OneNote notes only work in Default (Light) and High contrast mode.
https://learn.microsoft.com/deployoffice/deployment-guide-onenote
2023-01-13MC MessagesWe announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.are
[When this will happen:]
The following change will be rolled out starting mid-February
We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.
[When this will happen:]
The following change will be rolled out starting mid-February
2023-01-13MC Last Updated01/11/2023 02:39:462023-01-12T19:06:48Z

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