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Victoria Hughes
Occasional Contributor

I'm looking to confirm my understanding of current state and whether there are any future plans (known or documented in the Microsoft Roadmap) for the following regarding Sway (business, not consumer):

 

Today:

  • Sway activities are available in the Audit Log of the S&C
  • Sways are held in a blob storage in Azure, so are not stored in Exchange or SharePoint
  • Because Sways are not in the purview of Exchange or SharePoint, you cannot place them on eDiscovery holds or capture them in content searches
  • No PowerShell module exists that can manage Sways from a tenant admin perspective, like Whiteboard.
  • Additionally, because they are not stored in Exchange or SharePoint, and there is not a PowerShell module, you cannot transfer ownership of a Sway(s) to another user.

Thank you!

 

2 Replies

@Victoria Hughes Hello Victoria, I see your post is a few months old without any replies. I too have these same questions. Were you able to track down answers in any other forums? I am assessing the risk of using Sway, so far it looks like it does not have the controls needed to implement in regulated industries.

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Hi, @Daniel Letsinger

Nope - nothing. We're still in the same boat, too. Without any governance or transparency controls in our admin center or even a PS cmdlet, we've not been able to turn Sway on for our org either.

I've not been able to find anything further on the topic since posting this originally.

Here's hoping something will come up at some point!

Thanks,
Victoria

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