Microsoft 365 compliance center updates to Content Search, Core eDiscovery, and Advanced eDiscovery user experience

We are updating the user experience for Content search, Core eDiscovery, and Advanced eDiscovery in Microsoft 365 compliance center to better align with web content accessibility guidelines.

Key points

  • Timing: rollout will begin mid-April and is expected to be complete by end of April.
  • Action: review and assess impact for your organization

How this will affect your organization

With this user experience update, we aim to provide easier navigation experiences across all Microsoft eDiscovery solutions in the Microsoft 365 compliance center, while ensuring all your existing day-to-day eDiscovery workflows continue to empower your users.

Below are some of the changes your users will see after this user experience update.

  • Currently, users navigate to each search to view search statistics. With this update, search statistics, including estimated search results, condition reports, and top locations are immediately displayed on the Search statistics tab next to the search summary tab for easier viewability and navigation. 

Current view (Content search)


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Updated view (Content search)


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  • Currently, users navigate to Case > Searches > View results in Core eDiscovery to view search statistics. With this update, search statistics, including estimated search results, condition reports, and top locations are immediately displayed on the Case > Searches > Search statistics tab for easier viewability and navigation.

Current view (Core eDiscovery)


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Updated view (Core eDiscovery)


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  • The new user experience for Core eDiscovery is also better aligned with Advanced eDiscovery for consistent and accessible user experience. 
  • The option to switch to the legacy UI for holds, searches, and export is no longer available in Core eDiscovery. You’ll be able to use the new user experience for Core eDiscovery cases. We’ve also moved the case management settings from the case flyout page to the Settings tab.

Current view (Core eDiscovery)


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Updated view (Core eDiscovery)


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What you need to do to prepare

If your training and documentation contain screenshots of the current views, you might want to update the contents with the updated views. Then notify your users about this user experience change.

Learn more about eDiscovery solutions in Microsoft 365 compliance center.

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