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I'm considering trialing MS Purview in my organization but not sure if there would be any immediate impact to our users if I enable the trial version. I can't seem to find this info anywhere.


If you have experience with using Purview, can you pls share or point me to any articles that outlines a list of potential issues you may have when turning on Purview for the first time?


I'm interested in knowing if turning on Purview for the first time and in the first few days, is there any immediate impact to our users e.g. lost of data, data label differently, can't access data, loss of files, loss of access etc. The last thing I want is our users calling Service Desk complaining left, right and centre due to Purview.


Thank you 



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Thank you for posting your question here. While I understand the concern, enabling a Purview trial will not directly cause an impact on your users or revoke access to any content. When you enable the trial, you will be enabling the ability to leverage the different purview features, such as Endpoint DLP or Insider Risk Management but you would need to go in and create policies that generate these impacts yourself.



Thank you for your response. I have a few more follow up questions hoping you could clarify.


If I understand your explanation correctly, when Purview (trial version or not) is turned on and using default configuration, policies, rules etc., during its discovery phase:


  • It doesn't make any changes to the data such as marking a document as sensitive, archiving the data, restricting access to a sensitive document etc.
  • Will the end users know if Purview was turned on?
  • The use of Purview only positively or negatively impacts the end users when we make changes to the policies/configurations
  • Can Purview be used to scan and classify data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive?

thank you