Enable focus folder for all users in Tenant

Ajit Terdalkar 96 Reputation points


Could you please check and advise what is the impact if we enable focus folder for all users.

We need to enable focussed inbox for all users in Tenant and need to understand impact if any.

The current configuration is


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  1. Kael Yao-MSFT 24,276 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Ajit Terdalkar

    Whether the focused inbox feature is enabled for users on Exchange side depends two cmdlets:

    For organization: Get-OrganizationConfig | fl FocusedInboxOn
    For specific users: Get-FocusedInbox -Identity <tim@Company portal .com> | fl FocusedInboxOn

    In Outlook, whether the feature is enabled is decided on the later timestamp of two cmdlets.

    By default the value of organization is null like in the screenshot, and the default value of users is true.
    This means by default the focused inbox is enabled for all users in tenant, unless you have disabled it for specific users via this command:

    Set-FocusedInbox -Identity <tim@contoso.com> -FocusedInboxOn $false  

    Thus if you enable focused inbox for all users via this command:

    Set-OrganizationConfig -FocusedInboxOn $true  

    I suppose it doesn't actually have effects since the feature is already enabled.

    In Outlook it is like:

    In OWA:

    Moreover, these settings on Exchange side can be overwritten by the settings on clients (Outlook, OWA) side.

    Though you have disabled/enabled this feature in tenant or for specific users, users can still enable/disable it on their email clients.
    How to turn on/off this feature on Outlook side: Focused Inbox for Outlook

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