Reminder: SharePoint - Classic popularity reports to be retired – Office 365

Reminder: SharePoint – Classic popularity reports to be retired – Office 365

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As per Microsoft update MC195889 in November 2019, Microsoft had to retire Classic usage and popularity reports and these will no longer be available after August 7, 2020. Instead, users will be able to find site usage data through the modern Site Usage report. So, this is a reminder about SharePoint – classic popularity reports retirement from Office 365 or SharePoint Online.

Key-Highlights:

  • Microsoft update number & Details
  • Action required by 7 Aug 2020
  • Key Points: SharePoint – Classic popularity reports to be retired
  • How this will affect your organization?
  • What you need to do to prepare for this update?

Microsoft update number & Details

MC217998, Plan For Change, Published date: 7 Jul 2020

Action required by 7 Aug 2020

Major update: Announcement
Applies To: All

As we advised in MC195889 in November 2019, we are getting ready to retire Classic usage and popularity reports and these will no longer be available after August 7, 2020. Instead, users will be able to find site usage data through the modern Site Usage report.

Key Points: SharePoint – Classic popularity reports to be retired

  • Major: Retirement
  • Timeline: August 7, 2020
  • Action: Review and assess

How this will affect your organization?

If you use classic sites and require usage data, you can download historical data for all these popularity reports until August 7, 2020. Users will no longer be able to download usage data for Classic sites after this change is implemented.

 

What you need to do to prepare for this update?

After this change is implemented, you can get site usage data from the modern Site Usage page. To see the page, select Site settings > Popularity trends > Usage. You can access usage data for the last 90 days. The data that’s represented in the modern Site Usage report includes data from both classic and modern sites. Also, the modern Site Usage page will start supporting the download of data in Excel before the classic reports are removed.

 

  • We can download and save historical data from these reports before August 7, 2020.
  • We should not be in a panic – before the classic popularity trends get expired, Microsoft will enable this feature (popularity trends) in the modern sites.

Summary: What we had here?

Thus, in this article, with respect to Microsoft Update on “SharePoint – Classic popularity reports to be retired” learned the below:

  • Microsoft update number & Details
  • Action required by 7 Aug 2020
  • Key Points: SharePoint – Classic popularity reports to be retired
  • How this will affect your organization?
  • What you need to do to prepare for this update?

Reference

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/troubleshoot/sites/classic-usage-popularity-reports-discontinued

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