Microsoft have improved the Classification section in the Office 365 Security and Compliance centre. The change will help to reduce confusion and make it easier for records managers and security administrators to focus on their individual needs.
Previous user interface
The primary change is to the menu interface. The previous menu options, shown in the screenshot below, showed only ‘Labels’ and ‘Label policies’.
When the previous ‘Labels’ option was selected, a new screen with two tabs ‘Sensitivity’ (default) and ‘Retention’ was displayed, as shown below.
The sensitivity or retention tab had to be selected to create or publish a new label. The user interface was unclear and the difference between creating and publishing a label was not obvious.
New user interface
The sensitivity and retention elements have now been separated and placed under the primary ‘Classification’ menu option as shown below.
Now, ‘Labels’ and ‘Label policies’ are two tabs under the relevant section as can be seen below.
The options to create and publish labels remain the same.