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Dataverse auditing

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Microsoft announced a new feature called auditing for dataverse. This feature will help Dataverse administrators to stay compliant with internal and external auditing requirements and to manage log capacity at the same time. Audit data is now also stored separately from customer records so an organization’s audit log can grow to many terabytes in size without limiting available Database capacity.

What is the auditing feature?

The auditing feature logs changes that are made to customer records and user access so you can review the activity later. The auditing feature is designed to meet the auditing, compliance, security, and governance policies of many regulated enterprises.

Audit retention policy

Administrators can select an audit retention period from a dropdown menu or specify a custom retention period. Audit records are automatically deleted after the retention period is over, relieving administrators from the burden of deleting audit data manually. 

Navigate to

Click on Manage

Select any of the options to Set the retention policy for these logs, after which they’ll be deleted

It is also possible to keep the audit log indefinitely or by user choice.

Free up capacity

Administrators can delete the logs of one or more audited tables, delete the user access logs, or delete logs up to a specific date in order to free up storage space. The new delete options are replacing the audit log management view and quarterly log partitions.

Delete logs to free up storage capacity. Once deleted, they can’t be recovered

To delete logs, click on Delete logs under Free up capacity

Select logs to delete. Here you can delete the logs by the table, all logs, and people and systems.

For more information, please check the below documentation from Microsoft.

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