How-to guides for common scenarios that use Azure Information Protection

Applies to: Azure Information Protection

Instructions for: Azure Information Protection client for Windows

There are many ways in which you can use Azure Information Protection to classify and optionally, protect your organization's documents and emails.

The most successful deployments are those that identify specific use cases that provide the most business benefit to the organization. Use the following list of common scenarios and instructions to get your deployment off the ground.

Common scenarios

Scenario: I want to ... Instructions
Find what sensitive information my organization stores on-premises Quickstart: Find what sensitive information you have in files stored on-premises
Make it easy for users to protect their emails that contain sensitive information Quickstart: Configure a label for users to easily protect emails that contain sensitive information
Make it easy for users to classify data as it's created or edited, and protect it if it contains sensitive information Tutorial: Edit the policy and create a new label
Make it easy for users to collaborate on a protected document Configuring secure document collaboration by using Azure Information Protection
Automatically protect users' emails that are sent outside the organization Configuring mail flow rules for Azure Information Protection labels
Automatically classify and protect existing data in my on-premises data stores Deploying the Azure Information Protection scanner
Use my own key to protect my organization's data Planning and implementing your tenant key
Migrate from AD RMS Migrating from AD RMS to Azure Information Protection

Additional deployment instructions

Our Azure Information Protection technical blog includes additional guidance from the trenches.

For example, a methodology with best practices for business decision makers and IT implementers:

Step-by-step instructions:

Next steps

Don't see your scenario listed? Check the Deployment roadmaps for a full list of planning and deployment steps.

If you're new to Azure Information Protection, review What is Azure Information Protection? for a quick introduction to the service before you begin your deployment.