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Learn about the new Microsoft Purview portal (preview)

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Don't see the latest updates in the Microsoft Purview portal yet? The newest updates will be available shortly for your organization as the global update progresses.

Microsoft Purview is a comprehensive set of solutions that can help you govern, protect, and manage data in your organization. The new Microsoft Purview portal (preview) has a streamlined design and unified experience that helps you discover and access data security, data governance, and risk and compliance solutions for all your data, wherever it lives across your data estate. The unified experience streamlines navigation for all Purview solutions and provides a single-entry point for settings, search, and roles and permissions management.

Important

eDiscovery solutions aren't currently available in the new Micrsoft Purview portal (preview). Check back frequently for updates about upcoming availability for eDiscovery solutions.

Getting started with the portal

When you first navigate to and open the Microsoft Purview portal, you'll see a welcome dialog that provides a brief overview of the new portal experience. After agreeing to the preview usage terms and privacy conditions, select Try now to follow teaching bubbles that highlight key areas of the new portal experience.

If you would prefer to use one of the classic portals, select Go to classic portal to choose to continue with either the Microsoft Purview compliance portal or the Microsoft Purview governance portal. If you don't accept the preview terms, you'll also have the option to use one of the classic portal experiences.

Microsoft Purview portal welcome.

Afterwards, you'll see the new home page displayed. The home page is your starting point for accessing all Microsoft Purview solutions, portal-wide settings, summary information about your data, and more.

Microsoft Purview portal home page.

Permissions and subscriptions

Depending on your permissions and your Microsoft Purview subscription, you'll see different solutions, home page cards, and features in the portal. For example, if you have permissions and a supported subscription to access a specific data governance or risk and compliance solution (such as Data Loss Prevention, Insider Risk Management, etc.), you'll see these solution cards on the home page. If you don't have permissions or a supported subscription, you won't see these solution cards on the home page.

For more information about permissions and role groups in Microsoft Purview, see:

For more information about Microsoft Purview subscription requirements, see:

Use global search at the top of the portal to search for navigation controls and data resources across all your solutions and data estate. Users that have access to Data Catalog can search for data search results but can only see the data search results that they have access to.

Sections and cards

Solution cards and the Solutions page

Solution cards on the portal home page allow you to quickly access and open the Microsoft Purview solutions that you have access to. The displayed view for these cards is predefined and can't be customized with specific cards.

Microsoft Purview portal solution cards.

To view and manage all solutions you have access to and that aren't listed in the solution card list, select View all solutions. From the Solutions page, you can select solutions in the Core section to set up and configure app experiences across Microsoft Purview or use the Risk & Compliance, Data Governance, and Data Security sections to directly view and manage specific Microsoft Purview solutions. Use the predefined filters to view solutions by area, or use the search box to find a specific solution by keyword. To explore learning materials (documentation, blogs, videos, and tutorials), select Knowledge Center in the Resources section.

Microsoft Purview portal solutions page.

Access related portals and solutions to help you manage all aspects of data analytics, data privacy, user identity, and more in your organization. These cards provide quick access to the following management and resource portals:

Related portal options in the Microsoft Purview portal.

Discover your data

The Discover your data card helps you discover your organization’s data, see where it’s stored, and understand how it’s being used. You can use Search the Data Catalog to quickly find the data you're looking for and filter search results by business terms, classifications, and contacts. You can also use Open Data Catalog to open the Data Catalog solution to further browse, search, and discover data assets across your organization.

Microsoft Purview portal Discover your data card.

Compliance posture status

This section includes cards that display summary information from the Compliance Manager solution about your organization’s compliance posture. The percentages reflect progress toward completing the requirements of regulatory assessments. The Posture breakdown section highlights completion rates for your organization’s top assessments and the services covered by the assessments. Select Assess using Compliance Manager or Explore posture breakdown to visit Compliance Manager, where you can view, add, and manage assessments.

Microsoft Purview portal Compliance posture status card.

Trials and recommendations

The Trials and recommendations card displays information and links to help you get started with trial solutions for specific Microsoft Purview solutions. Select View all trials and recommendations to discover more security and compliance capabilities in Microsoft Purview you can try for free.

Microsoft Purview portal trials and recommendations card.

Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center card highlights articles, product demos, tutorials, and other learning materials to help you succeed with Microsoft Purview. Select Go to the Knowledge Center to open the Knowledge Center page and to view all available learning materials. Use the predefined filters to view knowledge center items by solution area, or use the search box to find a specific item by keyword.

Microsoft Purview portal trials card.

New left navigation for solutions

When you select a Microsoft Purview solution in the portal, you'll see a solution-specific home page and a new left-navigation experience that allows you to access all solution features and settings. If you've used the Microsoft Purview compliance portal or the Microsoft Purview governance portal, you'll notice that the new portal has moved many of the feature tabs and page navigation controls to the left side of the screen. This new navigation experience helps provide consistency and standardization across Microsoft Purview solutions.

While on a specific solution page or area, select Solutions in the left navigation pane to quickly access the Solutions page for a list and access to all other Microsoft Purview solutions.

Settings in the portal

Settings in the Microsoft Purview portal are now centralized and persist in one location at the top of the portal page. By selecting the Settings icon at the top of the page, you can quickly manage solution and global portal-wide settings, no matter where you are in the portal.

Microsoft Purview portal settings pane.

To view and manage portal-wide settings, select options in the Themes, Language and time zone, Password, and Contact preferences sections.

To view and manage solution settings, select a solution. This opens the settings page for the solution where you can update settings for the selected solution. From any solutions settings page, you can also select other Purview solutions in the Solution settings area in the left navigation to view and update settings in these solutions. To view and manage account settings, select Account.

Microsoft Purview portal solution settings.

Release notes and updates

View the latest release notes for Purview solutions in a centralized location by selecting the Release notes &updates icon in the top right command bar. You can view Message center announcements for solutions that give you a high-level overview of a planned update or change and how it may affect your users or organization. Select the associated Learn more link to view the announcement and more details on the Message Center.

Help and support

Select the Help icon in the top right command bar to access specific help and support options for Microsoft Purview solutions:

  • Guided tours: Start an integrated dialog driven overview of key features and capabilities in the Microsoft Purview portal.
  • Knowledge Center: Quick access to the Knowledge Center that contains highlights articles, product demos, tutorials, and other learning materials to help you succeed with Microsoft Purview.
  • Need help?: Select specific solution areas for self-help or share what you need help with so we can get you the right help and support.

For solution-specific help and support, we recommend selecting a specific solution in the drop-down field in the Need help section and selecting Get help. For example, if you need help with data loss prevention (DLP) policies, you'd select Data Loss Prevention, then Get help. On the Help tab, enter the details for your help request.

Microsoft Purview portal help and support.

Depending on your request, you'll see an AI-generated guidance customized for your request and/or links to articles scoped to your request. If neither of these options help resolve your questions, select Contact support to select email or telephone options to get support from a Microsoft agent.

Note

During the Microsoft Purview preview period, AI and article suggestions in help and support may not be available for some Purview solutions. Check back frequently for updates about upcoming availability for these solutions in help and support.

Submit feedback about the new portal

Select the Feedback icon in the top right command bar to provide your feedback to Microsoft about the new Microsoft Purview portal. Provide as much detail as you'd like, but don't include any private or sensitive information. After entering your feedback, select Submit to send your suggestions to Microsoft to help improve the portal experience.

Get started with data governance solutions

Getting started with data governance solutions in the Microsoft Purview portal depends on your organization's current relationship with Microsoft Purview data governance solutions.

New experience for new customers

If your organization doesn't have any Microsoft Purview accounts in any subscriptions under your Microsoft Entra tenant, you can get started with our governance solutions right away. Use the new Microsoft Purview portal to start your journey with the free version of Microsoft Purview.

Free version of Microsoft Purview data governance solutions

If you're new to Microsoft Purview data governance solutions, you'll start in the free version of Microsoft Purview.

Only a core subset of Microsoft Purview's governance solutions with limited capabilities are currently available in the free version:

Currently, the free version of Microsoft Purview governance solutions supports these governance data sources using live view:

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure subscriptions
  • Microsoft Fabric

You can annotate and curate assets that are available via live view, or use our APIs to create new entities.

The free version is limited; therefore it's recommended only for initial evaluation, development, and test scenarios. If you want to use all of Microsoft Purview's data governance features, it's recommended to upgrade to the enterprise version.

For more information about limitations in the free version of Microsoft Purview, see our documentation on what's in the free version of Microsoft Purview data governance solutions. To try out Microsoft Purview and get started on your data governance journey, see our guide to getting started with the free version of Microsoft Purview data governance solutions.

Enterprise version

You can get started with the enterprise version of Microsoft Purview by upgrading from the Microsoft Purview portal. Upgrading to enterprise gives you and your user's access to all of Microsoft Purview's data governance features, including:

For more information about Microsoft Purview's governance solutions, see our overview article.

New experience for existing data governance customers

The new experience is an enhancement to the current Microsoft Purview data governance experience, and doesn't impact the information already stored in your accounts or your ability to use our APIs. When you upgrade to the new experience, you'll have automatic access to the enterprise version of Microsoft Purview, which has all the features you already use, and these new features:

  • This new Microsoft Purview portal: the latest platform to manage your organization's data governance.
  • Live view: view your Azure data assets in the Microsoft Purview Data Catalog automatically and in real time with no need to register or set up a scan for the source.
  • Tenant-level administration: we've added roles that give you the ability to delegate administration from the tenant level, while maintaining fine-grained access control options to limit permissions by role and collections. This gives your team flexibility when managing access and responsibilities.
  • Data map history: a log of updates made to data assets, so you can audit changes in your data map.

To get started in this new experience, see our guide to getting started with data governance in the new Microsoft Purview portal.

Continue using the compliance and governance portals

If you'd like to continue using the Microsoft Purview compliance portal or the Microsoft Purview governance portal, you can continue to use either portal while the new Microsoft Purview portal is in preview and under evaluation. You can either continue to directly sign in to either classic portal or just turn off the New Microsoft Purview portal toggle at the top of the Microsoft Purview portal page to provide feedback and to switch back to the classic portals. You'll be notified well before either classic portal is scheduled to be retired.