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Microsoft Purview Debuts as Rebranding of Azure Purview

Microsoft is rebranding its Azure Purview compliance and governance platform to Microsoft Purview with Microsoft 365 updates.


In an update post regarding the Azure Purview data governance, says it is rebranding the service. Specifically, it will become at the same time it receives a new group of compliance and governance tools for .

Alongside the rebranding, Microsoft Purview is becoming a one-stop shop for customers to protect their assets. That includes providing protection for a whole data framework for customers, including apps, clouds, endpoints, and more.

With the rebranding, the company is also announcing an expansion to Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, which is now available for . There are 50 new classifiers for sensitive information. Furthermore, there is a preview of co-authoring of encrypted documents for and iOS.

Finally, Microsoft is bringing more tools to Purview eDiscovery, including an ability to improve the identification of data.

Microsoft Purview

Azure Purview was initially brought to preview in late 2020 before becoming generally available last year. Previously known as “Project Bablylon” internally, this tool can be used separately or within Azure Synapse Analytics.

Azure Purview provides more data governance to cloud customers by tapping into the Microsoft Information Protection service. According to the company, the new tool can help organizations protect data more broadly. For example, it will help protect data coming from non-Microsoft services:

“By extending Microsoft Information Protection's sensitivity labels with Azure Purview, organizations can now automatically discover, classify, and get insight into sensitivity across a broader range of data sources such as SQL Server, SAP, Teradata, Azure Data Services, and AWS S3, helping to minimize compliance risk.”

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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