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Microsoft 365 Information Protection – Encrypting MIP Label Missing in the Sensitivity Drop-Down

I ran into an issue recently that had me stumped for quite a while.  I had a client running a MIP pilot and had an encrypting MIP label missing the sensitivity drop-down options within Office Client Apps.  All other labels were there (Public, Internal, Confidential, etc.), including the labels that were configured to encrypt.  The only one that was missing was the restricted label.  This one was also encrypted, but unlike the confidential label, which had the encryption groups configured on the label itself, the restricted label allowed users to set the encryption themselves.  Keep in mind; this is expected behavior if you are working on the web version of Office, where any label that prompts users to set permissions is not supported. In this case, however, we were using the standard Office 365 client.

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Information and Records Management in M365 – Multi-Stage Disposition Reviews

Previously I provided an overview of record disposition in Microsoft 365.  Disposition reviews allow an organization to control if the content flagged for permanent deletion should actually be deleted.  The review provides the organization with a method to maintain content due to internal process changes, mislabeling the content, or data that is still active and shouldn’t be removed.  Before May of 2021, Microsoft 365 was only capable of single-stage disposition reviews for retention labels.  However, Microsoft 365 now supports multi-stage disposition revies by allowing up to 5 separate approval stages before the content can be permanently deleted from the environment.  We’ll cover that process in this post.  I would also suggest that you review some of the other enhancements that Microsoft 365 provides by reviewing the custom disposition configurations I also cover.

Disclaimer: Microsoft is making changes all the time to the Microsoft 365 interface.  Any screenshots displayed in this post are current at the last edit of the post.

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Information and Records Management in M365 – Custom Disposition Configurations

In May 2021, Microsoft announced the release of multi-stage disposition reviews.  This announcement was not limited to just the disposition review enhancements but other new features as well.  Included with the May release were other custom disposition configurations such as record manager enhancements (think disposition administrators) and disposition message customization.  The Microsoft announcement did just that, announced them.  In this post, I’ll show you what they are and how they work.

Disclaimer: Microsoft is making changes all the time to the Microsoft 365 interface.  Any screenshots displayed in this post are current at the last edit of the post.

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Information and Records Management in M365 – Creating a Disposition Review Compliance Role

I recently blogged a recommendation to create a new role within the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center to ensure users that must be able to review content that is up for disposition actually have the necessary access to do so.  I call the role Disposition Review, but it obviously can be named whatever makes sense in your own organization.  This role is necessary as even a global admin does not have the necessary access to view disposition rules by default.  Disposition reviews are considered a specialized role similar to content reviewers, which also needs specialized access within the tenant (but that’s a post for another day).  This post will cover creating a disposition review compliance role in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center

Disclaimer: Microsoft is making changes all the time to the Microsoft 365 interface.  Any screenshots displayed in this post are current at the last edit of the post.

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Information and Records Management in M365 – Disposition Reviews

In honour of Microsoft’s recent announcement concerning multi-stage disposition reviews and other enhancements, I thought I’d start a short series discussing what disposition reviews are, how to configure them, but also how to make use of them.  We’ll start with the basics and move our way up to the new multi-stage disposition reviews.

Disclaimer: Microsoft is making changes all the time to the Microsoft 365 interface.  Any screenshots displayed in this post are current at the last edit of the post.

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