Full AIP Scanner Configuration (AIP Premium P2 Edition)

The Scenario: You recently signed an Enterprise Agreement that includes AIP Premium P2 as one of the features (EMS E5/Microsoft 365 E5) and have been told that the AIP Scanner can be used to discover and protect your sensitive data.  You want to know what this story looks like for you and how to fully…

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Protecting Data That (Shouldn’t Be but) Is Leaving Your Network in the Clear

The Scenario: You have just received a message from Microsoft that Azure Information Protection and Office 365 Message Encryption has been enabled in your tenant.  So what, right? Well, I will tell you why this is an amazing thing! Every year millions of dollars are lost due to identity theft and companies are held liable…

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Sending Protected Attachments to Social Identities

The Scenario: So you have started using the fancy new Encrypt functionality to send protected emails to users on Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo, and other social identity providers and you start getting some complaints.  It seems that users on older versions of Office (not Office 365 monthly channel) are having problems opening attachments that were sent…

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Using Encrypt Only (Even on Older Office Versions!)

The Scenario: You have completed migrating all your mailboxes to Exchange Online and you have started deploying Azure Information Protection to your environment. Although you are quickly migrating all of your Office clients to Office 365 ProPlus (you are, right?), you are managing a large environment and still have a mix of Office versions and…

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Full AIP Scanner Configuration (AIP Premium P1 Edition)

The Scenario: You recently signed an Enterprise Agreement that includes AIP Premium P1 as one of the features (EMS E3/Microsoft 365 E3) and have been told that the AIP Scanner can be used to discover and protect your sensitive data.  You want to know what this story looks like for you and how to fully…

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Encrypting Emails from Anywhere!

***If you would like to help shape the future of OME, please fill out the survey at https://aka.ms/OMESurvey*** The Situation: So, you recently purchased Microsoft 365 E3/E5 (or EMS E3/E5) and have started rolling out your pilot of Azure Information Protection.  Everything is going great until one of your executives approaches you and wants to…

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The Saga of Hold Your Own Key (AIP Classification with AD RMS Protection)

The Situation: Azure Information Protection (AIP) is a powerful technology for Classifying and Protecting sensitive data which was designed around the cloud based Azure RMS service for protection.  This is great for new users of Microsoft Information Protection technologies as there is less investment in on premises servers that must be maintained and secured.  However,…

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AIP Scanner++ (Discovering all the sensitive data)

The Situation: So, you know that you have terabytes of unstructured data on your file shares and document libraries but you are uncertain how much of it is actually sensitive and needs to be protected.  In the past, discovering sensitive data was time consuming and potentially costly using 3rd party solutions or a massive amount…

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Creating Labels for Azure Information Protection

The Scenario: You are starting to implement Azure Information Protection and you need to create Labels and Sub-Labels so your users can see the new fancy buttons in their Office applications.  Often there are default labels to work from, but sometimes those labels have been removed or you simply want to create your own labels…

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More Fun with the AIP Scanner (EMS E3/AIP P1 Capabilities)

The Scenario: So you recently read my post about configuring the Azure Information Protection Scanner and love the capabilities, but alas, you only have EMS E3/AIP P1 licensing so you can’t use the AIP Scanner since Automatic Labeling is an EMS E5/AIP P2 feature, right? Well, almost.  It has recently been brought to my attention…

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