Getting Started with Sensitivity Labels
Getting Started with Sensitivity Labels

This course guides you through the actual process of creating and publishing labels through some practical demonstrations from the Microsoft 365 platform. After watching the demos in this course, you should have a basic understanding of how to create sensitivity labels and how to publish them with label policies.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a basic understanding of sensitivity labels and how to create them
  • Learn how to create a label policy and publish labels

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who wish to learn how to create and configure sensitivity labels and policies in Microsoft 365.


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft 365.


Hello and welcome to Getting Started with Sensitivity Labels. A sensitivity label is sort of like a stamp that you would apply to a physical document. It's a customizable stamp that's specific to your organization. Sensitivity labels allow you to create different categories for the different sensitivity levels of content within your organization. Organizations will, for example, often create labels for categories like personal, public, general, confidential, and highly confidential documents.

Sensitivity labels are clear text labels that are stored in the meta-data of your files and emails. Since they're clear text, many third-party apps and services can read the labels you define. Those third-party apps and services can even sometimes apply their own protective actions based on your defined sensitivity labels. Over the next couple of demonstrations, I'll show you how to create a sensitivity label and how to publish a sensitivity label with a label policy.

About the Author
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.