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MC431144: Microsoft 365 Defender: Update to User Page

Updated November 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Over the last few months, the experiences and functions of Microsoft Defender for Identity have been made available in Microsoft’s extended detection and response (XDR) platform, Microsoft 365 Defender. Merging identity data and functions into this XDR experience is a valuable addition to a security teams capabilities, with identity providing important context to detection logic and investigation potential.

To enhance the identity experience further, we are making some changes to the User page in Microsoft 365 Defender. We are standardizing the look and feel to align with the other entity pages available in Microsoft 365 Defender. The structure and layout of all entities should be consistent after this release. These changes are pre-requisites for upcoming functionality, due to land later in the year.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98922.

The user page in Microsoft 365 Defender will be subject to a number of enhancements that will provide SecOps with a richer experience when viewing identity information in Microsoft 365 Defender. These include structure alignment to follow other entity pages in Microsoft 365 Defender, new side pane options like Location, Devices, Groups and Alerts, and clearer descriptions of user data on the main view, ensuring quicker identification of any given identity at a glance.

MC431144: Microsoft 365 Defender: Update to User Page

When this will happen

Preview of the new experience will begin in mid-Dember (previously early October).
Full rollout will begin in mid-January (previously late October) and is expected to be completed by late January (previously early November).

How this will affect your organization

Security analysts that interact with the User page on a regular basis may notice some slight aesthetic changes to their normal experience.

What you need to do to prepare

There is no action required from you to enable this change. Ensure your security teams are familiar with these changes.

Message ID: MC431144
Published: 15 September 2022
Updated: 15 September 2022
Product: Defender, Defender for Identity, Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft 365 Groups
Platform: Web, World tenant
Status: In development
Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

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