Fast on the heels of last month's preview version of the Azure Information Protection unified labeling client, came the general availability release this month, with the scanner still in preview. Even if you installed the previous preview version of the scanner, there are important scanner changes in this release, so I encourage you to carefully check the version history before you upgrade or install this client.
Some other things to point out:
With everybody talking about Ignite 2019 in Orlando next week, we've updated our top 5 recommended sessions and just like last year, I'll add links when the recordings become available.
Now that Office 365 apps with built-in labeling for Windows is becoming more available for users, we've updated our comparison information to help you choose between this built-in functionality, the unified labeling client, and the classic client. We've also incorporated this choice into an updated table to compare the features across these clients.
We listen to your feedback and try to incorporate it whenever possible. Let me know if you have feedback about the technical documentation for Azure Information Protection. I also encourage you to head over to our Yammer site to see what others are discussing.
What's new in the documentation for Azure Information Protection, October 2019
- Updated the Microsoft Ignite section, removing the top 5 recommended sessions from last year, and replacing them with this year's top 5 recommended sessions. When recordings become available, you'll see links added to the sessions.
- Updated the RMS-enlightened applications table, Windows row, Other files types, to include Visio file name extensions for Visio 2016 and later. These are not newly supported file types and have been listed in the admin guides as supported file types, but were not included in this table.
- The section Copy policies is back now that this functionality is rolling out to all tenants in public preview. In addition, the table for settings not supported in the admin centers includes a new row for the protection setting of "any authenticated user", with the guidance to configure this setting in the Azure portal until it's available to select from the admin centers.
- Removed the known limitation that custom information types were not always displayed now that this functionality is supported by the current release of the unified labeling client. Also removed Access and AccessDenied as event functions. These activities for protected documents are included as values for the Activity field. Similarly, InformationTypesMatches is removed as an event function, with the match included in the value for DiscoveredInformationTypes.
New section, Change which file types to protect: The configuration instructions for the scanner from the classic client remains the same in this section, but information is now added for the scanner from the unified labeling client.
- Updated for the new general availability release, version 188.8.131.52. The section for version 184.108.40.206 is removed now that it's out of support and this version is added to the table of releases that are no longer supported.