SharePoint Online: How to Create Alerts in Office 365 Security & Compliance Center?

Office 365 Compliance & Security center lets you to create alerts for specific events that occurs in SharePoint Online sites, such as permission changes, file-folder manipulation, etc. Let’s see how to create an alert when someone shares a file of folder with external users in SharePoint Online: Create Alert Policy for SharePoint…

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SharePoint Online: How to Track Document Downloads from Audit Log?

Requirement: Track document downloads in SharePoint Online. How to Audit Downloads in SharePoint Online? We got a requirement to audit all files that are downloaded from a specific SharePoint Online site collection. Here are the step to query audit logs for SharePoint Online: Login to Microsoft 365 compliance site at https://compliance.microsoft.com Click…

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How to Create a Retention Policy to Preserve Deleted Items in SharePoint Online?

Requirement: Create a retention policy to preserve deleted items in SharePoint Online. How to create a Retention Policy for SharePoint Online? SharePoint Online retains deleted items for 93 days before they get deleted permanently. What if you want to preserve deleted items for more than 93 days? Say, for 10 years as…

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Fix “A compliance policy is currently blocking this site deletion” Error in SharePoint Online

Problem: When trying to delete a SharePoint Online site collection, getting an error message “Can’t Delete Site: A compliance policy is currently blocking this site deletion”. Also, in SharePoint Admin center, we get an intimation saying “This site has a compliance policy set to block deletion.”  Root Cause: This is because of…

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SharePoint Online: How to Exclude a Site from eDiscovery Hold?

Requirement: Exclude a site from eDiscovery hold policy in SharePoint Online. How to remove a SharePoint Online Site from eDiscovery Hold? When a SharePoint Online site is placed under eDiscovery hold, it prevents you from deleting the site or renaming its URL, prevents bulk deletes, and blocks some more operations. In such…

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