MC288633 – (Updated) Records Management, Information Governance & eDiscovery– Optimized behavior of file versions preserved

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check before: 2021-10-15


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Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To improve performance, any file with multiple versions that is deleted from SharePoint or OneDrive which is preserved to the Preservation Hold Library (due to its applicable retention label, retention policies or eDiscovery holds) will now be retained as a single file containing its full version history, rather than each version being retained as individual files as has been the case until now.
Note: We had previously announced that this feature would begin rollout in the fall of 2021, however we are postponing this rollout until mid 2022. This allows our customers more time to prepare and for us to ensure that the rollout plan accommodates the end of year activities and minimizes the risk of impact.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82062.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early August (previously early February) and be complete by late August (previously mid-March).

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Release Phase:
General Availability



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