Our company uses Office 365. A user left and our IT team confirms that her account was disabled in June. There's a document in SharePoint showing that she created it in April (ok) and edited it in July (not ok). As I have the approval/rejection workflow turned on and her edits were never approved, the document remains in a status of "Pending." I ran all the audit reports SharePoint offers but could find no record of her editing this document.

Is there any way to figure out what actually happened?

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I would look at possibly a workflow that she initiated before she left that had a next step that was triggered in July. I think I have seen this behavior in approval workflows before.

  • Oh, good catch. I had not thought of that. Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 13:07
  • Perhaps I misspoke. We don't have any actual workflows. What I was referred to was the built-in pending/approved/rejected status. She edited a document which automatically (and immediately) switched it to "pending" and it's still in the same status. No one has approved or rejected it since. So I really don't think there were any "next steps" that could have occurred in July when she was already gone.
    – Eliezer
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 14:31

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