How to Exclude a SharePoint Online Site from Retention Policy?

Requirement: Remove retention policy from SharePoint Online site Exclude a SharePoint Online site from retention Policy When you create a retention policy in Microsoft 365 – SharePoint Online, it’s automatically applied to all sites within your organization. If you don’t want the policy to apply to a specific site, you can remove…

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

The Office 365 Compliance & Security center lets you create alerts for specific events 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 or folder with external users in SharePoint Online: Create Alert Policy for SharePoint Online in…

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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? Do you need to keep track of who is downloading your SharePoint Online documents? Are you looking for a way to track document downloads from Audit Log in SharePoint Online? In this guide, we will show you how…

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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 the SharePoint Admin center, we get an intimation saying, “This site has a compliance policy set to block deletion.”  Root Cause: This is because…

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

Requirement: Exclude a site from the 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 few more operations. In…

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