Auditing capabilities coming to Microsoft Project, Microsoft Planner, and Microsoft To Do
Published Jun 07 2023 11:00 AM 13.1K Views

Microsoft 365 auditing capabilities can help you track the types of operations performed within and by your Microsoft 365 services and give you a better picture of the most common activities across your environment. Users in your organization can use the audit log search tool to search for, view, and export (to a CSV file) the audit records for these operations. Thousands of user and admin operations performed in dozens of Microsoft 365 services and solutions are captured, recorded, and retained in your organization's unified audit log. A complete list of audited activities is available at Search the audit log in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal.  

 

These capabilities will also be available for events and activities in Project for the web, Planner and Microsoft To Do, allowing organizations to better identify data risks and manage regulatory compliance requirements associated with events and activities in these services. Learn more below about how to use these capabilities in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal and the licensing requirements to enable them in your organization. 

 

Microsoft Purview compliance portal: auditing for Project for the web, Planner and Microsoft To Do 

The audit log for Project for the web, Planner and Microsoft To Do can help your organization investigate events, suspicious activity or malicious changes with audit log retention and provides access to crucial events that help determine the scope of compromise while using these services. You can use the audit log search tool in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal to search the unified audit log to view user and administrator activity in multiple Microsoft 365 services. 

 

Using the audit log search tool for Project for the web, Planner and Microsoft To Do:  

  • Go to https://compliance.microsoft.com and sign into the Microsoft compliance portal. 
  • Start a new search in the unified audit log. You can choose to search by activity, record type or workload 

For example, in the workload dropdown, you can search for Project for the web, Planner and Microsoft To Do. 

 

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Visual showing a new search by activity, record or workload in the unified audit log. 

 

Audit log for Project for the web 

Project for the web is built on the Microsoft Dataverse and has an associated Project Power App. To enable auditing for scenarios where the user is using the Microsoft Dataverse or the Project Power App, see the System Settings Auditing tab guidance. For a list of entities related to Project for the web, see the Export user data from Project for the web guidance. 

Activities captured for Project for the web include creation, deletion, access or updates to a task, project, roadmap, or roadmap item, and more. These capabilities will start rolling out June 8, 2023.  

 

Review the full list of Project for the web user and admin activities logged for auditing 

 

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Visual showing the option to choose a specific record type such as ProjectForTheWebProject, ProjectForTheWebRoadmap and others. 

 

Audit log for Planner 

The new auditing capabilities capture activities in Planner that include read, created, modified, copied or deleted for a plan, task or roster, and also, capture record types such as PlannerTask, PlannerPlan PlannerCopyPlan . These capabilities started rolling out at the end of May 2023. 

 

You can review the full list of Planner user and admin activities logged for auditing and the Planner schema. 

 

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Visual showing the option to choose a specific record type such as PlannerPlanList, PlannerRoster, PlannerTask and more.  

 

Audit log for Microsoft To Do 

Activities captured for audit from Microsoft To Do include create, update or delete actions related to tasks, sub tasks, linked entities and attachments, and more. These will start rolling out June 12, 2023. 

Review the full list of Microsoft To Do user and admin activities logged for auditing. 

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Visual showing the option to choose a specific Microsoft To Do activity type such as Read Task, Read Task List, and others. 

 

Licensing requirements 

Auditing events and activities for Project for the web, Planner and Microsoft To Do requires the relevant Microsoft 365 license that includes entitlement to Audit (Premium). 

 

Learn more:  

The Microsoft 365 Roadmap is where you can get the latest updates on productivity apps and intelligent cloud services. The roadmap ID for this feature is 124916. Check out other features that are in development or coming soon on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap. 

 

This blog has been updated to reflect a change in licensing requirements.

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