Category: Information Security

Sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365

Sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365

Sensitivity labels are one element in a range of tools that can be deployed in Microsoft 365 to protect information, as shown in the diagram below. Image source: Microsoft page 'What is Azure Information Protection' If you are new to information protection, it is important to understand that Azure Information Protection (AIP) is not the … Continue reading Sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365

Tips to reduce complexity when implementing SharePoint

Tips to reduce complexity when implementing SharePoint

Over a period of almost 10 years of providing support for SharePoint (2010, 2013, Online), one of my key learnings has been to avoid complexity in its implementation. The more complicated the implementation is, the harder it will be to support, fix and maintain. This post contains several tips for implementing SharePoint to minimise complexity … Continue reading Tips to reduce complexity when implementing SharePoint

Understanding permission groups in Teams and SharePoint

Understanding permission groups in Teams and SharePoint

One of the most confusing aspects of Teams and SharePoint in Microsoft 365 is the relationship between permission groups used to control access to both of these resources. This is especially the case as every Team in MS Teams has an associated SharePoint site (the 'Files' tab). This post explains how permission groups work between … Continue reading Understanding permission groups in Teams and SharePoint

What happens if you mix label-based retention policies and non-label retention policies on the same SharePoint site?

Two types of retention policy can be created in Microsoft 365: Label-based retention policies, where the label is used to define the retention and retention outcomes. Labels must be published in a retention policy, a process that includes determining where the labels will be applied and appear ('explicit') to end users. Non-label-based retention policies, where … Continue reading What happens if you mix label-based retention policies and non-label retention policies on the same SharePoint site?

Office 365 Security and Compliance – classification label changes

Microsoft have improved the Classification section in the Office 365 Security and Compliance centre.┬áThe 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 … Continue reading Office 365 Security and Compliance – classification label changes

Migrating to SharePoint Online – Part 1 (Planning)

We implemented SharePoint 2010 in early 2012 and then upgraded to SharePoint 2013 in early 2015. After acquiring Office 365 enterprise licences in April 2016 we began to play for the migration of our existing on-premise environment to SharePoint Online. After testing the migration process with inactive sites, we started to migrate active sites from … Continue reading Migrating to SharePoint Online – Part 1 (Planning)