Microsoft Information Protection announcement roundup


Microsoft Information Protection is a built-in, intelligent, unified, and extensible solution to protect sensitive data across your enterprise – in Microsoft 365 cloud services, on-premises, third-party SaaS applications, and more. It provides a unified set of capabilities for classification, labeling, protection and data loss prevention across Microsoft 365 apps (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and Microsoft services like Power BI, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, and Exchange. Here’s an overview of recent capabilities added to the Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) solution.


2020 Announcements

[July 21] Announcing public preview of Double Key Encryption for Microsoft 365 

Double Key Encryption enables you to protect your highly sensitive data while keeping full control of your encryption key. It uses two keys to protect your data—one key in your control, and a second key is stored securely in Microsoft Azure. Viewing data protected with Double Key Encryption requires access to both keys. Since Microsoft can access only one of these keys, your protected data remains inaccessible to Microsoft, ensuring that you have full control over its privacy and security.

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[July 21] Announcing public preview of Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention 

To help customers accelerate their deployment of a comprehensive information protection strategy across all their environments, we are announcing the public preview of Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Microsoft 365 customers only need to create DLP policies once in the Microsoft 365 compliance center. They can then apply the policies to Exchange, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and now – to endpoints as well.

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[June 30] General availability of Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels in Teams, SharePoint sites, and Microsoft 365 Groups 

You can now associate a sensitivity label with policies related to privacy, external user membership, and unmanaged device access. This capability allows for holistically securing sensitive content whether it is in a file or in a chat by managing access to these containers, helping you scale your data protection program to meet the proliferation of data and the challenge of secure collaboration while working remotely.

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[June 11] General availability of Microsoft Information Protection in Power BI 

The same sensitivity labels you use to classify and label data in Microsoft 365 apps can now be used to classify and label sensitive data in the Power BI service too. Labels and protection actions like file encryption will persist when sensitive data is exported out of Power BI to Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF files, and when it moves between Power BI and other solutions like Microsoft Teams

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[May 28] General availability of automatic classification with sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 services 

Relying on users alone to manually classify corporate data using labels is not sufficient. The scalable approach is to automatically discover, label, and protect sensitive data. Auto classification with sensitivity labels, along with Policy Simulator, is a powerful capability that enable organizations to automatically designate eligible Excel, PowerPoint, Word files, and emails as sensitive in a scalable way.

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[May 14] General availability of ‘know your data’ in the Microsoft 365 compliance center

The first step in the journey to protect and govern your data is getting a holistic understanding of the sensitive data in your digital estate. Overview, Content explorer, and Activity explorer capabilities in the Microsoft 365 compliance center give you a holistic view of your sensitive data.

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[May 4] General availability of sensitivity labels with protection in SharePoint and OneDrive

Now your users can apply sensitivity labels, with protection policies, not just in Office apps on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android but also in Office on the web.

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[April 6] Public preview of auto classification with sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 services
You can now set up sensitivity labels to automatically apply to Office files (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.) and emails based on organizational policies. These policies can automatically label files at rest and emails in transit.

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[March 12] Timelines for sunsetting label management in the Azure portal and AIP client (classic)

With label management in the Microsoft 365 compliance center now at parity with the AIP portal experience, we are announcing that we will sunset label management in the Azure portal as of March 31, 2021 for commercial customers.

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2019 Announcements

[Nov 4] Understand where your sensitive data is located and intelligently protect it with Microsoft 365

Announcing several capabilities rolling out in preview for Microsoft Information Protection to help organizations protect their information wherever it lives and wherever it travels.

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[Nov 4] Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Microsoft Information Protection solutions Partner ecosystem showcase

Overview of partners solutions that enhance and extend the value of Microsoft Information Protection capabilities.

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