The Audit Log's functionality in Office 365 is excellent but the logs are only held for ninety days rolling.
Due to this we are having to look at third party solutions to export the logs automatically, but this would be much easier if you extended the logging period out to a much longer period - years would be better than months.154 votes
see this article for details on enabling longer duration retention for audit logs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/audit-log-retention-policies?view=o365-worldwide
Audit reporting to identify what documents our users have shared with external contacts form their OneDrive. This missing feature is holding us back from rolling out OneDrive and getting all it's benefits.53 votes
These events were made available a while back. In the UX, look in the activity picker for these events under the “Sharing and access requests activities” section.
Provide the facility to automate the production of audit reports (to CSV ideally) from the new Protection Center so that audit data can be downloaded on a schedule and then imported into a local SQL database for detailed reporting and analysis using Reporting Services for company board meetings. This is a genuine request from a client of ours due to the sensitivity of documents they hold so they need to be able to report at weekly board meetings on user activity6 votes
The Office 365 Management Activity API addresses the need to have an API to access audit and activity logs.
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