How-to guides for common scenarios that use Azure Information Protection


Are you looking for Microsoft Purview Information Protection, formerly Microsoft Information Protection (MIP)?

The Azure Information Protection add-in for Office is now in maintenance mode and will be retired April 2024. Instead, we recommend you use labels that are built in to your Office 365 apps and services. Learn more about the support status of other Azure Information Protection components.

There are many ways in which you can use Azure Information Protection to classify and optionally, protect your organization's documents and emails.

The most successful deployments are those that identify specific use cases that provide the most business benefit to the organization. Use the following list of common scenarios and instructions to get your deployment off the ground.

Common scenarios


For more information, see also Create and publish sensitivity labels in the Microsoft 365 Compliance documentation.

Additional deployment instructions

Our Azure Information Protection technical blog includes additional guidance from the trenches.

For example, for a methodology with best practices for business decision makers and IT implementers, see Azure Information Protection Deployment Acceleration Guide

For more information and step-by-step instructions, see:

Next steps

Don't see your scenario listed? Check the Deployment roadmaps for a full list of planning and deployment steps.