Monday, November 4, 2019

Teams auto renewal - Groups expiration policy

If your company have Azure AD Premium licenses, there is a new "housekeeping" feature coming this month. Microsoft 365 roadmap feature 56784 is being rolled out, and it will slightly change how the expiration policy works.

Where you previously set an expiration policy and an notification was sent out to every admin, groups will  now be auto renewed based on activities within the group.

The following actions will lead to auto renewal:

  • SharePoint: View, edit, download, move, share, or upload files
  • Outlook: Join group, read/write group message from group space, Like a message (in Outlook Web Access)
  • Teams: Visit a Teams channel
I encourage all my customers with the premium license to use this feature as a part of their lifecycle management, and I think the experience just got better as active teams now will be renewed automatically and not require manual actions by group owners (which can be seen as "nagging" when the expiration timer is set with a short timer.


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