M365 Changelog: (Updated) Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management and Records Management setup guide updates

MC526129 – Updated April 25, 2023: Microsoft has updated the content with additional details. Thank you for your patience.

The Advanced deployment guides & assistance page is getting revamped to help you manage data in your tenant. We’ll differentiate deployment tasks based on your license: Office 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E3, Office 365 E5, and Microsoft 365 E5. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117373

When this will happen:

Standard Release: This will begin rolling out in mid-April (previously mid-March).

How this will affect your organization:

We’re updating this deployment guide to provide clarity on Microsoft 365 E3/E5 and Office 365 E3/E5 functionalities when managing an organization’s content, records, and governance strategies. The steps provided will allow you to manually or automatically apply governance to emails, files, messages, and content based on the settings chosen. The additional features will allow admins to upload file plans for current retention labels used in the organization, create an adaptive scope to identify locations where labels are applied, and proactively manage mailbox content with the relocation of the Exchange (Legacy) portal.  

What you need to do to prepare:

If you’ve bookmarked sections of the Advanced deployment guides & assistance page, those links will redirect to the new Deployment guides’ section. You might need to make IT staff in your org aware of the new navigation. You don’t need to do anything to prepare for the changes on setup.microsoft.com

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