M365 Changelog: (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center – Reports in the Admin Center – API available to manage user, group, and site names

MC394931 — Updated August 9, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft is releasing an API that helps Global Administrators change how user, group, and site names are displayed in the Microsoft 365 admin center based on their organization’s privacy practices without having to manually change the setting in Org Settings -> Reports. User, group and site names are concealed by default. When this setting is changed, administrative roles and the report reader role will be able to see identifiable user level information. Global reader and Usage Summary Reports Reader roles will not have access to identifiable user information, regardless of the setting chosen. Showing identifiable user information is a logged event in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center Audit log.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93313

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling out late June and expect to complete by late September (previously late July).

How this will affect your organization:

The update admin report setting API can be used with Global Administrator permissions. More information on the API can be found here Working with Microsoft 365 usage reports in Microsoft Graph Graph API names are update admin report settings and get admin report settings.

NOTE: This change affects the following products and APIs, and will help companies support their local privacy laws:

What you need to do to prepare:

There is no specific action required, but you may want to update your documentation as needed.