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Sensitivity labels are one way that data classification can be applied to files and documents. Aside from labels built into Microsoft 365, you can define custom labels and apply them to documents manually or automatically via rules. In this course, we create a sensitivity label and apply it to a document and then change that document's label. Labels are embedded in documents allowing classification to follow a document from one domain or file system to another. We look at how label embedding is achieved. Finally, we see how to integrate MS365 sensitivity label functionality with Azure AD groups and sites.

Learning Objectives

  • Create a sensitivity label
  • Use a sensitivity label
  • See how sensitivity labels are implemented within an MS365 Office document
  • Learn how to integrate sensitivity label functionality with Azure AD groups and sites

Intended Audience

  • Students who want to take a practical and in-depth look at sensitivity labels, from their creation, application, and how they are implemented within an office document

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For the most part, sensitivity labels depend on the Open XML format of Office documents, Exchange, and Teams channels. Sensitivity labels embedded as XML nodes enable them to operate independently of a file system. Sensitivity labels support encryption and watermarking of content. You can set up rules to automatically apply sensitivity labels to documents based on their content or recommend users apply labels. When creating a label, you can specify its order or priority and whether users can change a document's label from a higher to a lower priority. This feature prevents users from circumventing any compliance measures associated with the label.

My name is Hallam Webber, and this has been an in-depth look at the practical and technical aspects of sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365.

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Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.