Azure Information Protection unified labeling client: Version release information

Applies to: Active Directory Rights Management Services, Azure Information Protection, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 with SP1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2

Note

This client is in preview and is subject to changes. It uses the unified labeling store and downloads policy with labels from the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. More information

You can download the latest preview version of the Azure Information Protection unified labeling client from the Microsoft Download Center.

Release information

Use the following information to see what’s supported for the latest preview version of the Azure Information Protection unified labeling client.

This client installs as an Office add-on for Windows computers and has the same prerequisites as the Azure Information Protection client that downloads policy from Azure.

Current preview version

Released: 10/16/2018

This preview version of the Azure Information Protection unified labeling client for Windows supports the following features:

  • Upgrade from the Azure Information Protection client

  • Manual labeling that applies classification and protection for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Visual marking (headers, footers, watermarks)

  • Default labeling

  • Labels that apply Do Not Forward

  • Justification prompts if users lower the sensitivity level

  • Help and feedback dialog box, which includes reset settings and export logs

  • Policy refresh from the Security & Compliance Center every 4 hours, per Office app.

The following features do not work in this preview version:

  • Automatic and recommended classification

  • Custom permissions

  • A viewer for protected text and image files, protected PDF files, and files that are generically protected

  • File Explorer, right-click actions to classify and protect files

  • PowerShell commands to classify and protect files from the command line

  • The scanner to discover, label, and protect files on on-premises data stores

  • Support for languages other than English

Instructions

  1. Install the client by using the following instructions: User Guide: Download and install the Azure Information Protection client (Preview)

  2. Use the client in Office apps as you would the Azure Information Protection client, except that the button on the Office ribbon is named Sensitivity rather than Protect:

  3. Share your experience:

    • To provide feedback or ask questions about this preview client, use the Yammer site for Azure Information Protection.

    • To report issues with this preview client, use the Help and feedback option from the Sensitivity button on the ribbon. From the dialog box, export your logs, and then attach these log files to the email that's created with the Report an Issue option.