Previously I provided an overview of record disposition in Microsoft 365. Disposition reviews allow an organization to control if the content flagged for permanent deletion should actually be deleted. The review provides the organization with a method to maintain content due to internal process changes, mislabeling the content, or data that is still active and shouldn’t be removed. Before May of 2021, Microsoft 365 was only capable of single-stage disposition reviews for retention labels. However, Microsoft 365 now supports multi-stage disposition revies by allowing up to 5 separate approval stages before the content can be permanently deleted from the environment. We’ll cover that process in this post. I would also suggest that you review some of the other enhancements that Microsoft 365 provides by reviewing the custom disposition configurations I also cover.
Disclaimer: Microsoft is making changes all the time to the Microsoft 365 interface. Any screenshots displayed in this post are current at the last edit of the post.