Welcome to the Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle and Records Management ninja training! This page shares the top training resources for you to build your expertise.
Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management and Microsoft Purview Records Management help to govern your Microsoft 365 data for compliance or regulatory requirements.
Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management manages risk and liability by only keeping what you need and deleting what you don’t across your entire digital estate, whereas Records Management manages high value content following the specialized workflows required to meet legal, business, or regulatory recordkeeping obligations.
Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle and Records Management retains and deletes data. It manages content where users collaborate to prevent productivity loss and reduce risks with defensible disposal and rich audit trails. Learn about how to get started below.
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How long to retain data and when to delete them is important, as keeping data longer or shorter than your business, legal, or regulatory requirements can cause you to be noncompliant. With Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle and Records Management, you can apply retention policies and retention labels to locations across Microsoft 365 to keep your data compliant.
Other than applying retention and deletion to content with retention labels, you can also use retention labels to:
After you've decided to use retention labels to help you keep or delete files and emails in Microsoft 365, you might have realized that you have many and possibly hundreds of retention labels to create and publish.
Learn about how to use the file plan to bulk create and manage your retention labels.
Although the recommended method to create retention labels at scale is by using the file plan from the Microsoft Purview compliance portal, you can also choose to use PowerShell and Graph API.
Many times, retention is triggered not based the age of the content, but when a specific event occurs, such as when an employee departs, a contract expires, or when a project closes, learn about how to use event triggered retention to manage content across your organization related to the same employee, contract, or project.
You can use retention labels to mark items as a record, or a regulatory record.
The difference between retention labels, and retention labels that mark an item as a record or regulatory record, are explained below:
By using retention labels to mark items as a record, you can implement a single and consistent strategy for managing immutable files across your Microsoft 365 environment.
One of the most powerful features of retention labels is the ability to apply them automatically to content that matches specified conditions. In this case, people in your organization don't need to apply the retention labels, Microsoft 365 does the work for them.
You can automatically apply a retention label using:
Before you auto-apply your retention label to content, you can also use simulation mode for Data Lifecycle and Records Management to simulate the results as if the auto-labeling policy had applied your selected label, using the conditions that you defined. You can then refine your conditions for accuracy if needed and rerun the simulation.
Have you always wanted to apply retention dynamically based on common attributes and properties, rather than choosing specific users, groups, and sites and having to manually update them they change over time? Then adaptive scope is what you are looking for!
Microsoft Purview Data lifecycle management supports administrative units that have been configured in Azure Active Directory.
When you configure a retention label to retain items for a specific period, you can specify what action to take at the end of that retention period.
You can choose from the built-in actions of permanently deleting the item, relabeling the item to a different retention label, deactivating the label, starting a disposition review, or running a Power Automate flow.
Disposition review ensures that the correct retention has been applied to the content, and to identify if there are reasons to suspend the deletion due to litigation or that the content should be archived and retained instead.
If you choose to run a Power Automate flow at the end of the retention period, you can customize notifications and approval processes.
After you have deployed your retention policies and retention labels, you can use the built in content explorer and activity explorer to monitor and understand retention activities.
If you need to proactively retain or delete content in Microsoft 365 for data lifecycle management, we recommend that you use Microsoft 365 retention policies and retention labels instead of the following older features.
Microsoft Syntex is a set of AI-powered cloud content management services. Microsoft Syntex puts content to work – optimizing your business processes and managing your content better. With Microsoft Syntex, you can apply retention labels to the documents that your models identify.
Now that you know about Data Lifecycle and Records Management, take the SC-400 exam to become a certified Microsoft Information Protection Administrator.
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