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M365 Changelog: (Updated) Updating default tenant-level tag management settings

Author avatar - Rabia Noureen

Rabia Noureen

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MC320163 – Updated June 10, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timelines below. Additionally, the company has updated the content with additional details.  Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft is updating the default tag management settings based on customer feedback. The new defaults eliminate the need for team members to ask owners to create or edit tags on their behalf.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88318

Key points:

  • Timing: This change will start to rollout in mid-August (previously late May), and we expect to complete the rollout by late September (previously early July).
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: Team owner and team member control
  • Action: review and assess for appropriate experience

How this will affect your organization:

The Teams admin center default for who can manage tags will be updated from “Team owners” to “Team owners and members.” Tenant admins still can override the default and limit Tag Create/Edit to Team Owners only. If you have already made any changes to any option in the Tagging settings in the Teams admin center, your settings will not be updated, and this change will not affect your tenant.

This tenant-level setting will be inherited by existing Teams, unless the Tags Settings in Manage Team has been updated. For example, if the “Tags are managed” by setting at the team level value has been changed, this change will not affect that team.

Admin Tag settings
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These changes simplify the Tags permissions model and makes it consistent with other Teams concepts like Channels. 

For new teams created after this change is implemented, all team members will be able to create and manage tags by default, similar to the defaults for create and edit channels. The team owner will still have the option to override this management setting if “Let team owners override who can manage tags” is set to “On” in your Tagging settings in the Teams admin center.

Tagging Settings
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What you need to do to prepare:

No specific action is required but you will want to review your settings and update your documentation as necessary.

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