ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Data Lifecycle Management: Teams channel messages 7 year hold

This section describes the configuration of data lifecycle management retention policies within Microsoft Purview associated with systems built according to the guidance provided by ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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NameTeams channel messages 7 year hold
DescriptionRetains all information stored within Teams channel messages for 7 years

Administrative Units

Admin unitsFull directory


Choose the type of retention policy to createStatic


Exchange mailboxesOff
SharePoint classic and communication sitesOff
OneDrive accountsOff
Microsoft 365 Group mailboxes & sitesOff
Skype for BusinessOff
Exchange public foldersOff
Teams channel messagesOn
- IncludedAll teams
- ExcludedNone
Teams chats and Copilot interactionsOff
Teams private channel messagesOff
Yammer community messagesOff
Yammer user messagesOff

Retention settings

Decide if you want to retain content, delete it, or bothRetain items for a specific period
- Retain items for a specific period7 years
- Start the retention period based onWhen items were last modified
- At the end of the retention periodDo nothing

Security & Governance

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