MC664475 – Microsoft Purview eDiscovery: Retiring User Data Search Case tool (archived)

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check before: 2023-08-17


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Admin impact, Retirement



The User data search case tool is retiring, and its functionality is merging with eDiscovery Standard as of August 30th, 2023. The previous cases created will be available in the eDiscovery Standard solution going forward.
Key points
Today, we have the User data search case tool which helps to create a case for investigation of a Data Subject Rights (DSR) request. The user data search tool has built in search option. However, with the increase in DSRs, users of the User data search might want more detailed search capabilities. With the eDiscovery Standard solution, you can control the search capabilities and add more variables as per the requirements. With the intent to ease the search and manage the capabilities, Microsoft is merging the eDiscovery Standard and User data search. All the User data search tool cases and searches will now be available under the eDiscovery Standard solution as of August 30th, 2023. For all these cases, you will also have access to eDiscovery Standard functionality.

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