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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Announcing the general availability of idle session timeout for Microsoft 365 web apps

One of the ways users accomplish tasks, such as checking email, collaborating with others in a Word document, or replying to a chat, is by using Microsoft 365 web apps on their personal devices or on public kiosk devices. Today, we are super pleased to announce the general availability of idle session timeout for Microsoft 365 web apps. IT admins can now configure a tenant-wide timeout policy to automatically sign out users after a period of inactivity on Microsoft 365 web apps. From June to August 2022, this functionality will be rolled out in Microsoft 365 worldwide cloud environments of Office.com, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for the web, Outlook on the web, OneDrive for the web, SharePoint, and Microsoft 365 admin center. Based on multiple customer conversations and feedback sessions, it became evident that our customers were looking for a more predictable and coherent solution covering the entirety of Microsoft 365 web apps. One day as he was checking emails in Outlook on the web and accessing sensitive data on the Microsoft Teams web client, he received a work page that immediately required his presence in the emergency ward. To learn more about the idle session timeout functionality and how to configure it for your organization, check out this helpful Microsoft Docs article: Idle session timeout for Microsoft 365. Read more at https://bit.ly/3nu9EvP Source: Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft 365 Blog

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