M365 Changelog: (Updated) Admin Policy for Collaborative Annotations

MC579612 – Updated September 15, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With privacy and security restrictions, Microsoft implemented a user-level IT admin policy for admins to choose whether some or all users in the company can use Collaborative Annotations. Currently, there is a way to turn Annotations ON or OFF through cmdlet Set-SPOTenant-IsWBFluidEnabled, this will also influence Whiteboard.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling out in early August 2023 and expect to complete rollout by late October 2023 (previously late September).

How this will affect your organization:

IT admins will be able to turn ON or OFF Collaborative Annotations from the Teams admin center in Meetings –> Meeting policies.

What you need to do to prepare:

There is nothing you need to do to prepare.

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