First published on CloudBlogs on Jul 31, 2017
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Documentation for Azure Information Protection
has been updated on the web and the latest content has a
(or later) date at the top of the article.
Updates for this month include supporting documentation for the new and updated options in the Azure portal, the new preview versions of the Azure Information Protection client, updated support statements, and updates and clarifications as a result of your feedback. Need more information about the latest changes? Be sure to check out this month's status summary:
Azure Information Protection status update – July 2017
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What's new in the documentation for Azure Information Protection, July 2017
Documentation articles that have significant technical changes since the last update (June 2017):
How Office applications and services support Azure Rights Management
- Updated the DLP link for the latest information (and video):
Data loss prevention
. In the Next steps section, also included a link to
File Protection Solutions in Office 365
, which provides recommended capabilities for protecting files in Office 365.
Also updated the limitations list for SharePoint IRM to clarify what doesn't work if you upload a previously protected document to a SharePoint library or OneDrive for Business: Co-authoring, Office Online, search, document preview, thumbnail, and eDiscovery. This is because SharePoint IRM uses the Azure Rights Management service to protect documents when they are downloaded, and cannot read documents that are uploaded if they are already protected by Azure Rights Management. This limitation is also added to the documentation for configuring labels for protection, and for applying protection to documents.
Requirements for Azure Information Protection
- Updated for the following:
Support for additional Windows Server versions (starting with Windows Server 2008 R2)
Support for Remote Desktop Services when you do not delete the %Appdata%\Microsoft\Protect folder.
New prerequisite to not disable the Microsoft Azure Information Protection add-in for Office applications if you have configured the group policy setting
List of managed add-ins
. Even if you haven't configured this group policy setting, you might need to configure the add-in as always enabled if you get reports that the Microsoft Azure Information Protection add-in is getting disabled.
New install parameter of AllowTelemetry=0 to disable the install option
Help improve Azure Information Protection by sending usage statistics to Microsoft
Updated the information for the Help and Feedback section for changes in the current preview client:
is replaced with
and the behavior for this option has changed.