This is just a quick announcement I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of. Microsoft 365 compliance has come a long way lately for retention. When speaking with clients they are happy with the ability to control retention with labels. They love the ability to control retention label availability with retention label policies. They even are happy with the ability to apply blanket policies to help catch the content that doesn’t get labeled. But then we get to the disposition. When I inquire of my clients if they feel M365 disposition control meets there needs the answer is usually:
The biggest complaint is the lack of multi-stage dispositions. Record managers either have to manually contact content owners to confirm disposition or admins have to grant all the many content owners in the environment permissions to dispose of content. The first is a manual process and the second is definitely not recommended.
Yesterday (January 20, 2021), Microsoft has announced they are working on multi-stage dispositions in Microsoft 365 and it is slated for release in June of 2021
You can read more about it here: Multi-Stage Disposition in M365 Roadmap
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