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MC406226: Plan for Change: Significant changes coming to the Windows Diagnostic data processor configuration

As Microsoft shared through the M365 admin center in MC394781 and Windows message center MC391866, to enable efficiencies and help us implement our plan to store and process EU Data for European enterprise customers in the EU, we will be introducing a significant change for enterprise Windows devices that have diagnostic data turned on.

MC406226: Plan for Change: Significant changes coming to the Windows Diagnostic data processor configuration

We’ll stop using policies, such as the “Allow commercial data pipeline” policy, to configure the processor option. Instead, we’ll be introducing an organization-wide configuration based on Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to determine Microsoft’s role in data processing.

When will this happen

This change is released to Windows devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider program the week of July 24, 2022. Any Windows build on or after 25169 will contain the changes. For other Windows devices (not in the Dev Channel), additional details on supported versions of Windows 11 and Windows 10 will be announced at a later date. These changes will roll out no earlier than the last quarter of the calendar year 2022.

Message ID: MC406226
Published: 28 July 2022
Updated: 28 July 2022
Platform: mobile, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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