MC276033: Microsoft Information Protection: New enhancements to auto-labeling for data at rest in OneDrive and SharePoint Online

Auto-labeling with Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels in OneDrive and SharePoint Online helps you to automatically designate Excel, PowerPoint, and Word files as Sensitive based on policies and rules that you can configure. As part of enhancements to the feature, we are rolling out new capabilities that provide for a faster simulation experience, including faster content sampling and allowing you to deploy policies targeting all OneDrive and SharePoint Online sites within your tenant. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82060.

Auto-labeling in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business has been updated with improved performance and ability to configure more locations. The configuration limit of 10 locations in a policy has been removed. Any new simulation will run more efficiently, with results greatly sped up from days to hours.

MC276033: Microsoft Information Protection: New enhancements to auto-labeling for data at rest in OneDrive and SharePoint Online

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft 365 suite

When this will happen

Rollout will begin in early August and is expected to be complete by early September.

How this will affect your organization

Auto-labeling in SharePoint Online and OneDrive has been updated with improved performance and the ability to select all of your OneDrive and SharePoint Online sites. The configuration limit of 10 locations in a policy has been removed. Any new simulation will run more efficiently and results will greatly speed up from days to hours.

There is no change to your existing enforced policies. You can edit existing policies to add more OneDrive and SharePoint sites and to leverage the enhanced simulation experience.

What you need to do to prepare

If you have existing policies in simulation, please re-run your simulations.

Note: At this time, the following regions do not currently support auto-labeling:

  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • UAE

Learn more

Message ID: MC276033
Published: 06 August 2021
Updated: 06 August 2021