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New Blog | Update on the Deprecation of Admin Audit Log Cmdlets


By Angélique Conde


We wanted to provide you with an important update to the deprecation schedule for the two Admin Audit Log cmdlets, as part of our ongoing commitment to improve security and compliance capabilities within our services. The two Admin Audit Log cmdlets are:

  1. Search-AdminAuditLog
  2. New-AdminAuditLog

As communicated in a previous blog post, the deprecation of Admin Audit Log (AAL) and Mailbox Audit Log (MAL) cmdlets was initially planned to occur simultaneously on April 30th, 2024. However, to ensure a smooth transition and to accommodate the feedback from our community, we have revised the deprecation timeline.

We would like to inform you that the Admin Audit Log cmdlets will now be deprecated separately from the Mailbox Audit Log cmdlets, with the final date set for September 15, 2024.

This change allows for a more phased approach, giving you additional time to adapt your processes to the new Unified Audit Log (UAL) cmdlets, which offer enhanced functionality and a more unified experience.

What This Means for You

  • The Admin Audit Log cmdlets will be deprecated on September 15, 2024.
  • The Mailbox Audit Log cmdlets will have a separate deprecation date, which will be announced early next year.
  • We encourage customers to begin transitioning to the Unified Audit Log (UAL) cmdlet i.e. Search-UnifiedAuditLog as soon as possible.  Alternatively, you can explore using the Audit Search Graph API, which is currently in Public Preview and is expected to become Generally Available by early July 2024.


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