Microsoft Teams Gets Better With Auto Expiration Capability

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Microsoft Teams has been refreshed with new feature based on user’s feedback. The Redmond-based software giant has added a new functionality where all new Microsoft Teams recordings will automatically expire after 60 days of recording if no action is initiated. The recordings stored in Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft OneDrive will delete after a pre-defined period.

In addition to the new auto expiration Microsoft Teams feature, the company also added end-to-end call encryption and bug fixes. The freeze issue after an emergency call pertaining to Android and Microsoft Teams has been resolved. The auto-expiration feature can be disabled by administrator. You should note that the feature has been enabled by default for all tenants.

With the new update, all new recordings will automatically expire after 60 days of recording if no action is initiated. The company added that they have integrated the new feature due to overwhelming customer requests.

You can configure meetings in such a way that it never auto expires either via the admin center or PowerShell commands. According to Microsoft, the new feature is a lightweight housekeeping mechanism to reduce storage clutter. The estimates reveals the fact that one hour of recording can consume 400MB of cloud storage. Moreover, 99% of recordings are not watched after 60 days and are dumped on the cloud.

The company added that all customers will benefit from the reduced storage load on their tenant by deleting recordings that re not watched again after 60 days. The ultimate goal is to provide clean experience for all customers by default. The end users can modify the expiration date for recordings from the file details pane in Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft OneDrive.

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