Microsoft 365 compliance center
If you're interested in your organization's compliance posture, you're going to love the Microsoft 365 compliance center. The Microsoft 365 compliance center provides easy access to the data and tools you need to manage to your organization's compliance needs.
Welcome to Microsoft 365 compliance
When you go to your Microsoft 365 compliance center for the first time, you're greeted with the following welcome message:
The welcome banner gives you some pointers on how to get started, with next steps, and an invitation for you to give us feedback.
When you first visit the Microsoft 365 compliance center, the card section on the home page shows you at a glance how your organization is doing with data compliance, what solutions are available for your organization, and a summary of any active alerts.
From here, you can:
Review the Microsoft Compliance Manager card, which leads you to the Compliance Manager solution. Compliance Manager helps simplify the way you manage compliance. It calculates a risk-based score measuring your progress toward completing recommended actions that help reduce risks around data protection and regulatory standards. It also provides workflow capabilities and built-in control mapping to help you efficiently carry out improvement actions.
Review the new Solution catalog card, which links to collections of integrated solutions you can use to help you manage end-to-end compliance scenarios. A solution's capabilities and tools might include a combination of policies, alerts, reports, and more.
Review the Active alerts card, which includes a summary of the most active alerts and includes a link where you can view more detailed information, such as Severity, Status, Category, and more.
You can also use the Add cards feature to add additional cards, such as one showing your organization's cloud app compliance, and another showing data about users with shared files, with links to Defender for Cloud Apps or other tools where you can explore data.
Easy navigation to more compliance features and capabilities
In addition to links in cards on the home page, you'll see a navigation pane on the left side of the screen that gives you easy access to your alerts, reports, policies, compliance solutions, and more. To add or remove options for a customized navigation pane, use the Customize navigation control on the navigation pane. This opens the Customize your navigation pane settings so you can configure which items appear in the navigation pane.
|Select Home to return to the Microsoft 365 compliance center main page.
Visit Compliance Manager to check your compliance score and start managing compliance for your organization.
Select Data connectors to configure connectors to import and archive data in your Microsoft 365 subscription.
Go to Alerts to view and resolve alerts
Select Permissions to manage who in your organization has access to the Microsoft 365 compliance center to view content and complete tasks.
Use the links in the Solutions section to access your organization's compliance solutions. These include:
Learn about data loss prevention
Data subject requests
Insider risk management
How do I get the compliance center?
- If you don't have the new Microsoft 365 compliance center already, you'll have it soon. The Microsoft 365 compliance center is generally available now to Microsoft 365 SKU customers.
- To visit the Microsoft 365 compliance center, as a global administrator, compliance administrator, or compliance data administrator go to https://compliance.microsoft.com and sign in.
Frequently asked questions
Why don't I see the new Microsoft 365 compliance center yet?
First, make sure that you have the appropriate licenses and permissions. Then, sign in at Microsoft 365 compliance center. If you don't see the new compliance center yet, you'll have it soon.
Visit Microsoft Compliance Manager to see your compliance score and start managing compliance for your organization. To learn more, see Compliance Manager.
Configure insider risk management policies to help minimize internal risks and enable you to detect, investigate, and take action for risky activities in your organization. See Insider risk management.
Review your organization's data loss prevention policies and make required changes as necessary. To learn more about, see Learn about data loss prevention.
Get acquainted with and set up Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. See Quickstart: Get started with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.
Learn about and create communication compliance policies to quickly identify and remediate corporate code-of-conduct policy violations. See Communication compliance in Microsoft 365.
Visit your Microsoft 365 compliance center often, and make sure to review any alerts or potential risks that arise. Go to https://compliance.microsoft.com and sign in.