Some time ago, I wrote a series of blog posts on disposition reviews. I covered the standard disposition reviews and the multi-stage disposition review. In records management, disposition reviews allow content SMEs, owners, and\or record managers to review content to ensure it is no longer viable before it is ultimately destroyed. Recently, Microsoft released an update to Microsoft Purview that allows an organization to create Power Automate disposition reviews. This means that when a document reaches the completion of its retention schedule, instead of a standard disposition review being initiated, a Power Automate flow is started instead. This vastly increases the options available to record managers or administrators in handling their content.
Previously I provided an overview of why Power Automate disposition reviews are important to record management tasks for many organizations. With the introduction aside, let’s cover how to create a Power Automate disposition review from concept to execution. This process will create a custom message to the disposition reviewer. If approved it will delete the document and update a destruction tracker list in SharePoint. If rejected, the record manager will be notified to take necessary action.