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Microsoft Purview Audit Extends Default Retention Period for Activity Logs

Microsoft recently unveiled updates to the default retention period for activity logs in Microsoft Purview Audit. This change is designed to enable organizations to access historical audit log data for longer periods, helping them better investigate security breaches and related incidents. Microsoft Purview Audit is a service that allows organizations to search for audit records...

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Microsoft Purview Gets OCR Support and Other New Data Loss Prevention Capabilities

In a leap towards fortifying data security, Microsoft has unveiled several enhancements for Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention. These latest updates boost protection, expand DLP capabilities across platforms, and facilitate seamless day-to-day tasks for administrators. First off, Microsoft has introduced optical character recognition (OCR) support in public preview in Microsoft Teams and Exchange Online. The…

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Mastering Microsoft 365 Administration: A Guide to Microsoft’s Various Admin Centers

Last Update: Jul 25, 2023

Microsoft provides a comprehensive suite of tools for effectively administrating and managing various aspects of the Microsoft 365 platform. There’s not just one Office 365 portal, IT pros actually have access to various admin centers, each tailored to manage specific aspects of the platform. In this article, we will explore the key admin centers available…

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How to Secure Sensitive Data in Microsoft 365

We’ve come a long way since those days and have seen technology evolve to support data stored in business cloud platforms such as Microsoft 365. In recent years, the digital revolution has made data more portable and more accessible, but crucially it has also made that data more vulnerable in many ways. Fortunately, if your organization…

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Microsoft Purview Adds Adaptive Protection to Dynamically Mitigate Risks

Microsoft yesterday announced the launch of Adaptive Protection support in Microsoft Purview. The new solution leverages machine learning to help organizations detect potential malicious activities and mitigate insider risks with data loss prevention (DLP) controls. Last year, Microsoft announced a new product rebranding to bring together its Azure Purview data governance service with Microsoft 365…

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Microsoft Retires Windows Information Protection in Favor of New Purview Service

Microsoft has announced its plans to retire the built-in Windows Information Protection (WIP) feature in its client operating system. The software giant has decided to sunset the data leak prevention capability in favor of its paid subscription service, Microsoft Purview. Windows Information Protection (previously known as enterprise data protection (EDP) is a useful feature that…

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Reduce Data Theft with Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management

Last Update: Jun 13, 2022

Through Microsoft Purview Insider risk management in Microsoft 365, organizations can identify and mitigate insider risks quickly and effectively. Before you can manage and minimize risks in your organization, though, it is critical to understand the different types of internal risks you may encounter. This article will explore how Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management can…

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Build 2022: Microsoft’s Intelligent Data Platform Combines Data and Analytics

Microsoft unveiled a slew of updates for its Azure services at the annual Build developer conference. The Redmond giant has also announced a new cloud data platform called “Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform” in an effort to consolidate its existing database, analytics, and governance services. Microsoft highlights that its Intelligent Data Platform will enable organizations to…

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