Azure Information Protection – The classic AIP client and label management in Azure Portal are being deprecated

image_thumb[1]By now you should know the Azure Information Protection (AIP) solution the cloud-based right managements services (RMS) used to classify and protect documents and emails.

Azure Information Protection has been there for quite some time already (also previously known as Azure RMS too).

After various evolutions, it is time to see the classic Azure Information Protection client (and the associated labelling management feature in Azure portal) for retirement, scheduled for March 31, 2021.

Azure Information Protection service is not disappearing, just the classic client which is now being replaced by the Azure Information Protection Unified Labelling client, which also support other productivity application like Adobe Acrobat.

The transition to use Azure Information Protection Unified Labelling requires you to complete the below steps (which are quite easy Smile):

  1. Activate the Unified Labeling in Azure portal
  2. Migrate your existing labels and policies from the Azure Portal to the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center
  3. Azure Information Protection customer end users can begin to apply labels and protection manually in Office applications across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android

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Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies