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MC806103 – (Updated) Microsoft SharePoint: “Remove-SPOExternalUser” retires starting July 29, 2024

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Entra, Microsoft Graph, SharePoint

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Developer, Online, World tenant

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Summary:
The "Remove-SPOExternalUser" PowerShell cmdlet for SharePoint Online will retire on July 29, 2024. Users should transition to the "Remove-AzureADUser" cmdlet and update workflows to avoid disruption. Further details and guidance are available at Microsoft Learn.

Details:
Updated July 5, 2024: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
Starting July 29, 2024, and ending August 9, 2024, we will be retiring the Remove-SPOExternalUser PowerShell cmdlet for Microsoft SharePoint Online (SPO) users as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance security and streamline scope and permissions for external users.
After the retirement, requests using the Remove-SPOExternalUser cmdlet will be blocked with an error message similar to:
“To streamline scope and permissions for external users, enhance access management, and strengthen our security posture, this cmdlet has been deprecated. Alternatively, please use the Remove-MgUser cmdlet in Microsoft Graph PowerShell for user management. Learn more: Remove-MgUser (Microsoft.Graph.Users) | Microsoft Learn."

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2024-06-28

updated:
2024-07-06

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2024-07-06MC MessagesStarting July 29, 2024 and ending August 9, 2024, we will be retiring the Remove-SPOExternalUser PowerShell cmdlet for Microsoft SharePoint Online (SPO) users as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance security and streamline scope and permissions for external users.
After the retirement, requests using the Remove-SPOExternalUser cmdlet will be blocked with an error message similar to:
“To streamline scope and permissions for external users, enhance access management, and strengthen our security posture, this cmdlet has been deprecated. Alternatively, please use the Remove-AzureADUser cmdlet in Microsoft Entra ID for user management. Learn more: Remove-AzureADUser (AzureAD) | Microsoft Learn."
Updated July 5, 2024: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
Starting July 29, 2024, and ending August 9, 2024, we will be retiring the Remove-SPOExternalUser PowerShell cmdlet for Microsoft SharePoint Online (SPO) users as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance security and streamline scope and permissions for external users.
After the retirement, requests using the Remove-SPOExternalUser cmdlet will be blocked with an error message similar to:
“To streamline scope and permissions for external users, enhance access management, and strengthen our security posture, this cmdlet has been deprecated. Alternatively, please use the Remove-MgUser cmdlet in Microsoft Graph PowerShell for user management. Learn more: Remove-MgUser (Microsoft.Graph.Users) | Microsoft Learn."
2024-07-06MC TitleMicrosoft SharePoint: “Remove-SPOExternalUser” retires starting July 29, 2024(Updated) Microsoft SharePoint: “Remove-SPOExternalUser” retires starting July 29, 2024
2024-07-06MC Last Updated06/28/2024 01:58:462024-07-05T19:53:21Z
2024-07-06MC MessageTagNamesAdmin impact, RetirementUpdated message, Admin impact, Retirement
2024-07-06MC preparePlease begin immediately transitioning from using the Remove-SPOExternalUser cmdlet. To avoid unexpected impact, also ensure none of your workflows are calling this cmdlet. Instead, please use the Remove-AzureADUser cmdlet as described in Remove-AzureADUser (AzureAD) | Microsoft Learn, where we will continue to invest resources.
https://learn.microsoft.com/powershell/module/azuread/remove-azureaduser?view=azureadps-2.0
Please begin immediately transitioning from using the Remove-SPOExternalUser cmdlet. To avoid unexpected impact, also ensure none of your workflows are calling this cmdlet. Instead, please use the Remove-MgUser cmdlet as described in Remove-MgUser (Microsoft.Graph.Users) | Microsoft Learn, where we will continue to invest resources.
Additional Information:
Troubleshoot user profile removal issues in SharePoint - SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Learn (this resource currently undergoing updates).
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/remove-users
https://learn.microsoft.com/powershell/module/microsoft.graph.users/remove-mguser?view=graph-powershell-1.0

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