check before: 2021-09-09


Exchange, Microsoft 365 Groups, Microsoft Compliance center, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Yammer


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In development

Change type:

New feature, Updated message, User impact




Updated September 14, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature (preview), Adaptive policy scopes, will allow data administrators to scope retention policies and retention label policies to a dynamic set of users, SharePoint sites, or Microsoft 365 Groups. This is enabled by using the properties or attributes associated with these locations. Adaptive policy scopes work with all locations, including Exchange mailboxes, Microsoft 365 Groups, SharePoint sites, OneDrive accounts, Teams chats, channel messages (including private channels), and Yammer user and community messages.
Before this release, admins had to manually manage what was included in each policy by creating multiple custom scripts to add or remove locations from a policy. Adaptive policy scopes will automatically add and remove applicable locations to a policy as properties change for the associated user, site, or group.
Additionally, adaptive policy scopes are not subject to previous per-policy limits of only including 100 sites or 1000 mailboxes per policy which often caused duplicate policies in large organizations.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 70578.
[When this will happen:]
Public preview: will begin rolling out in mid-October (previously early September) and be complete by the end of October (previously mid-October).
Standard release: will begin rolling out in mid-October and be complete by mid-November.

Change Category:


General Availability, Preview



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