What’s New in Information Protection?
Published Jun 25 2021 12:27 PM 10.3K Views

Throughout the last several months there have been many new features, updates, and happenings in the world of Information Protection at Microsoft. As we continue to build out more of this story, we wanted to use this opportunity to connect with customers, partners, and more on some of these updates to keep you informed and provide a single pane of glass on everything we have been working on for the last several months. In addition, we hope to give you some insight into the next big things being built within MIP overall.  


Microsoft Information Protection: 


General Availability: Mandatory Labeling  






General Availability: Improvements for Exchange Online service side auto-labeling 





Public Preview: Co-authoring

  • Co-authoring and AutoSave on Microsoft Information Protection-encrypted documents 
  • Client-based automatic and recommended labeling on Mac 
  • Mandatory labeling requiring users to apply a label to their email and documents 
  • Availability of audit label activities in Activity Explorer 
  • Native support for variables and per-app content marking 
  • You can leverage co-authoring using: 
    • Production or test tenant 
    • Microsoft 365 apps with the following versions: 
      • Windows – Current Channel 16.0.14026.20270+ (2105) 
      • Mac: 16.50.21061301+  
  • If AIP Unified Labeling Client Version is in use, verify that in addition to the updated Microsoft 365 app, you use version of the Unified Labeling client. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: That Co-authoring for Native/Built-In Labeling will be added in the upcoming Current Channel within 2 weeks 

Read more about the feature at Enable co-authoring for documents encrypted by sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 - Microsoft 365 C... 






Public Preview: AIP Audit Logs in Activity Explorer 





General Availability: Dynamic Markings with Variables within native labeling across all platforms 





GA: DLP Alerts 

Microsoft announces the General Availability of the Microsoft Data Loss Prevention Alerts Dashboard. This latest addition in the Microsoft’s data loss prevention solution provides customers with the ability to holistically investigate DLP policy violations across: 

  • Exchange 
  • SharePoint Online 
  • OneDrive 
  • Teams 
  • Devices 
  • Cloud apps 
  • On-premises file shares 

Learn more about the feature at: Learn about the data loss prevention Alerts dashboard - Microsoft 365 Compliance | Microsoft Docs 




Azure Information Protection: 

GA: Track and Revoke 

  • Document tracking provides information for administrators about when a protected document was accessed.  
  • If necessary, both admins and users can revoke document access for protected tracked documents. 
  • This feature is available for AIP UL clientversion later 




Public Preview: DLP On-Prem 

  • The DLP on-premises scanner crawls on-premises data-at-rest in file shares and SharePoint document libraries and folders for sensitive items that, if leaked, would pose a risk to your organization or pose a risk of compliance policy violation  
  • This gives you the visibility and control you need to ensure that sensitive items are used and protected properly, and to help prevent risky behavior that might compromise them 
  • You need to leverage the Scanner binaries from AIP UL Client Version 




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