Azure Information Protection unified labeling client - Version release history and support policy

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

Instructions for: Azure Information Protection unified labeling client for Windows

You can download the Azure Information Protection unified labeling client from the Microsoft Download Center.

After a short delay of typically a couple of weeks, the latest general availability version is also included in the Microsoft Update Catalog with a product name of Microsoft Azure Information Protection > Microsoft Azure Information Protection Unified Labeling Client, and the classification of Updates. This inclusion in the catalog means that you can upgrade the client by using WSUS or Configuration Manager, or other software deployment mechanisms that use Microsoft Update.

For more information, see Upgrading and maintaining the Azure Information Protection unified labeling client.

Servicing information and timelines

Each general availability (GA) version of the Azure Information Protection unified labeling client is supported for up to six months after the release of the subsequent GA version. The documentation does not include information about unsupported versions of the client. Fixes and new functionality are always applied to the latest GA version and will not be applied to older GA versions.

Preview versions should not be deployed for end users on production networks. Instead, use the latest preview version to see and try new functionality or fixes that are coming in the next GA version. Preview versions that are not current are not supported.

Note

For technical support, see the Support options and community resources information. We also invite you to engage with the Azure Information Protection team, on their Yammer site.

Release information

Use the following information to see what’s new or changed for a supported release of the Azure Information Protection unified labeling client for Windows. The most current release is listed first.

Note

Minor fixes are not listed so if you experience a problem with the unified labeling client, we recommend that you check whether it is fixed with the latest GA release. If the problem remains, check the current preview version (if available).

For technical support, see the Support options and community resources information. We also invite you to engage with the Azure Information Protection team, on their Yammer site.

This client is replacing the Azure Information Protection client (classic). To compare features and functionality with the classic client, see Compare the clients.

Version 2.2.19.0

Released: 08/06/2019

Fixes:

  • The client can successfully download its policy and display the current sensitivity labels. This fix is required after upgrading from a previous version and you haven't configured any custom information types in your labeling center.

  • General performance and stability improvements.

Version 2.2.14.0

Released: 07/15/2019

Supported through 04/06/2020

New features:

Fixes:

  • Support for content matches for analytics and Set-AIPFileClassification with the DiscoveryInfoTypes parameter.

  • After you change to an alternative locale in Windows, you can still apply a label with protection to a PDF document.

  • When a label is removed from content, protection is also removed only when it was applied as part of the label configuration. If the protection was applied independently from the label, that protection is preserved. For example, a user applied custom permissions to a file.

  • When automatic labeling is configured, the label applies the first time a document is saved.

  • Default labeling supports sublabels.

Version 2.0.779.0

Released: 05/01/2019

Supported through 02/15/2020

This release has a single fix to resolve a race-condition issue where sometimes, no labels display in Office apps or File Explorer.

Version 2.0.778.0

Released: 04/16/2019

Supported through 11/01/2019

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

  • Upgrade from the Azure Information Protection client.

  • Manual, automatic, and recommended labeling: For more information about configuring automatic and recommended labeling for this client, see Apply a sensitivity label to content automatically.

  • File Explorer, right-click actions to classify and protect files, remove protection, and apply custom permissions.

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

  • PowerShell commands to do the following:

  • Auditing data and endpoint discovery support for central reporting by using Azure Information Protection analytics.

  • The following label and policy settings:

    • Visual marking (headers, footers, watermarks)
    • Default labeling - currently limited to labels without sublabels
    • Labels that apply Do Not Forward and display in Outlook only
    • Justification prompts if users lower the classification level or remove a label
    • Colors for the labels
  • Policy refresh from the admin centers:

    • Each time an Office app starts and every 4 hours
    • When you right-click to classify and protect a file or folder
    • When you run the PowerShell cmdlets for labeling and protection
  • A Help and feedback dialog box, which includes reset settings and export logs.

Next steps

For full details, see the comparison tables.

For more information about installing and using this client: