Whether you are attending Microsoft Ignite in person or following the event on social media, we wanted to give you a summary of the latest and greatest information protection news we shared at Ignite. We’ll have more detailed blogs on some of these new capabilities in the following weeks – so stay tuned! We’re excited to share these milestones with you and welcome your feedback as always.
General availability of new and improved Office 365 Message Encryption capabilities
We are announcing the general availability of enhancements to Office 365 Message Encryption leveraging the protection capabilities of Azure Information Protection. These improvements make it easier to share protected emails with anybody – inside or outside your organization. Recipients can view protected Office 365 emails on a variety of devices, using common email clients or even consumer email services such as Gmail, Outlook.com, and Yahoo.com. Read more about it in the Office 365 blog.
To address your compliance needs, we’re also enabling support for bring your own key (BYOK) for Exchange Online. Read more about it in our technical docs: Planning and implementing your Azure Information Protection tenant key.
Public Preview of Conditional Access for AIP protected files
To further enhance security at the file level, we’re introducing public preview of conditional access for sensitive files. With the integration of Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Azure Active Directory, conditional access can be setup to allow or block access to AIP protected documents or enforce additional security requirements such as MFA or device enrollment based on the device, location or risk score of users trying to access sensitive documents. Learn how to configure this feature: Conditional access in Azure Active Directory.
Public Preview of native labeling of Office files in Microsoft Cloud App Security
We are excited to announce that we’re deepening the integration of Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Information Protection. With the public preview of next phase of integration in Q4 CY 2017, you’ll be able to scan and classify files in the cloud apps, and automatically apply Azure Information Protection labels for protection. More information about this integration can be found in this Cloud App Security blog.
Public Preview of Azure Information Protection Scanner
To help you manage and protect significant on-premises data, we’re releasing the public preview of Azure Information Protection Scanner next month. The scanner can be configured to periodically scan your on premises repositories such as File Servers and on-premises SharePoint servers to discover, label and protect sensitive data based on company policies. This is particularly important in scenarios where you’re planning data migration from on-premises to cloud storage or working towards meeting regulatory and compliance requirements such as GDPR. Stay tuned for more information about the scanner in coming weeks!
We hope this helps you with your testing, planning, and deployments and we welcome your commentary and feedback. We also know this can be a lot to absorb, and we are here to help! Engage with us on Yammer or Twitter and let us know what’s important to you by voting on UserVoice!
It really is very easy to get started with AIP. We have a lot of information available to help you, from great documentation to engaging with us via Yammer and e-mail. What are you waiting for? Get to it!
- Download the new unified client from our Download Center
- Start a trial and kick the tires
- Learn more about Information Protection
- Get deep technical and scenario documentation
Gagan Gulati on behalf of our enthusiastic Azure Information Protection team