Tip #1123: Audit data reads in Dynamics 365

Whether you care about GDPR or not, the changes made to the Dynamics 365 platform to comply with GDPR have a positive impact on all Dynamics 365 users. One of those changes involves auditing.

Traditionally Dynamics 365 auditing has been on the data update level–who changed a record. With the GDPR updates, a wide variety of additional user processes can now be audited, including many administrator functions and data reads.

See the official documentationfor the full list of events, but here are some of my favorite additions:

  • Who published customizations
  • Who was added to a team
  • Who added a solution
  • Who published customizations
  • Who exported to Excel
  • Who viewed a report
  • Who exported a report

This is an exciting addition. Make sure you pay attention to the prerequisites.

  • An Office 365 Enterprise E3 or E5 subscription is required to do Activity Logging.
  • For version 8.x, version 8.2.2.1310 or later is required.
  • Available for production and not Sandbox instances.

2 thoughts on “Tip #1123: Audit data reads in Dynamics 365

  1. kurt4949 says:

    Wow, thanks for the info. I have Version: 8.2.2.1862 and I’m on E3 but I don’t see the read option. Must be some other requirements?

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