SharedWith and SharedWithDetails column in OneDrive and SharePoint will no longer be updated

We will be retiring the SharedWith and SharedWithDetails columns from OneDrive and SharePoint starting in early June. For customers who are looking to understand who has access to content, we recommend utilizing features like the Microsoft 365 Audit Logs and the Manage Access experience.

When this will happen:

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to customers in early June, and the roll out will be completed by the end of July.

How this will affect your organization:

As described in this documentation, the SharedWith and SharedWithDetails column do not accurately reflect the permissions and people who have access to an item. As such, the column has been hidden by default in OneDrive and SharePoint for 3+ years. With this change, we will no longer update the SharedWith fields during sharing operations. The data within the column will move to being considered customer content and will not be updated or changed by Microsoft. 

In a future update, we will stop provisioning this column entirely.

What you need to do to prepare:

We recommend using Microsoft 365 audit logs or the Manage Access experience to understand which users have permission to an item. 

Please click Additional Information to learn more.

Use sharing auditing in the audit log

See who a file is shared with in OneDrive or SharePoint

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