Azure Information Protection Unified Labeling

Azure Information Protection Unified labeling
Unified Labeling is the new Microsoft platform that replaces the classic Azure Information Protection. It is the target solution for classification and protection of information.

Why use unified labeling?

Unified labeling is the next step in the development of Microsoft Information Protection. Any new Microsoft product and service that uses classification and protection will require unified labeling.

What are the differences between classic AIP and Unified Labeling

  1. Classic Azure Information Protection is supported by:
    • The Azure Information Protection client (classic)
    • Azure Information Protection scanner (classic)
    • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  2. Azure Information Protection Unified Labeling available in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center is supported by:
    • The Azure Information Protection unified labeling client
    • Microsoft Cloud App Security
    • Azure Information Protection Scanner (in preview)
    • SharePoint Online (in Preview)
    • Office 365 apps for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android (built-in without an add-in requirement)
    • Office for the web (in Preview for SharePoint Online integration preview customers)
    • Outlook for the web
    • Outlook for mobile devices (iOS & Android)
    • PowerBI Data protection (in preview)
    • Microsoft Information Protection SDK and applications based on it (For example: Adobe Acrobat)

Azure Information Protection client Unified Labeling and classic AIP client

There are currently two Azure Information Protection programs for Windows:

  • Azure Information Protection unified labeling client , is a newer version that supports unified labeling storage and supports many applications and services. Gets labels and policy settings from one of the following administrative centers: Office 365 Security & Compliance Center, Microsoft 365 security center, Microsoft 365 compliance center. This customer is now recommended for use.
  • Classic Azure Information Protection Client , the first version of the client. Gets labels and policy settings from Azure Portal. This client is based on previous versions of the service and we do not recommend using it.

How do I determine if my tenant is on a unified labeling platform?

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