Change in behavior for delicensed Exchange Online users

Former Employee

Several weeks ago, a new Office 365 feature was enabled for some tenants where the removal of the Exchange License didn’t immediately mail disable the user and disconnected the mailbox. The new behavior then required to manually (via RPS – remote PowerShell) go and run through EXO RPS the Disable-Mailbox -PermanentlyDelete cmdlet to achieve the same result we previously had – a permanent deletion of the disconnected mailbox.
Due to extensive feedback from customers we are rolling back this feature to the original behavior in order to improve the feature before we release it again in an easier format (and with better documentation).


Learn more on the Exchange Team Blog.

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Yet another prime example of how things should NOT be done in the cloud :)