Jun 26 2017
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May 24 2021
We are currently piloting AIP on PCs, but about 30% of our corporate fleet are Apple Macs (the rest being Windows PCs).
I would like to clearly understand how much of the AIP feature set that we see on Windows PCs are available on the Mac platform. I see there is a different tool that must be used on Mac (RMS?) but don't understand whether both AIP and RMS provide the same benefits. Is there a document somewhere which compares and contrasts AIP and RMS?
Jun 26 2017 11:05 PMSolution
On Mac you can only "consume" the AIP functionality - basically open labeled and/or protected files. But you cannot classify a document. A native Mac client that supports all the AIP functionalities is in the works and should be released soon.
The "protect" functionality has been available for a while on Mac, via the RMS sharing app.
Apr 24 2018 12:56 PM
When you use Office for Mac (doesn't need the RMS sharing app), you can protect (as well as open) protected documents and emails. Office for Mac supports the Azure Rights Management service for protection when you have Office 2016 from Office 365 ProPlus, or Office Standard 2016 for Mac.
What you can't currently do in Office for Mac, is apply Azure Information Protection labels to classify and protect documents and emails. This is in the works, in private preview right now. You can track it with this User Voice entry: https://msip.uservoice.com/forums/600097-azure-information-protection/suggestions/19602337-integrate...
Jul 09 2020 07:31 AM
@schaubey No, there isn't a version of the Azure Information Protection unified labeling client that lets you apply sensitivity labels to documents and emails. Instead, use a version of Office Mac that supports sensitivity labels natively (no need to install a separate client). Use the following link to find the minimum version you need and identify what features are supported: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/sensitivity-labels-office-apps?view=o365-w...