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MC384330: Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Password protected download of quarantined messages

Updated September 1, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated July 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated June 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With this change we are giving the ability to password protects items they download from quarantine. We want users to be confident that the items they are downloading to their systems will not execute involuntarily without their consent, and this capability will allow them to safely transport the items to external analysis tools. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93305.

MC384330: Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Password protected download of quarantined messages

When this will happen

  • Standard: will begin rolling out in early July (previously mid-June) and be completed by mid-October (previously late August).
  • Government: will begin rolling out in mid-October (previously late August) and be completed by early November (previously mid-September).

How this will affect your organization

This new feature will enable tenant Admins and users to download quarantined messages and embed a password in those downloaded items.

This new feature will enable tenant Admins and users to download quarantined messages and embed a password in those downloaded items.

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Learn more

Message ID: MC384330
Published: 25 May 2022
Updated: 01 September 2022
Platform: Online, US Instances, Web, World tenant

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