Microsoft Azure Information Protection (AIP & MIP)
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Microsoft Azure Information Protection (AIP & MIP)

Using Microsoft's Azure Information Protection to achieve automatic classification & Encryption for IT & SMB
3.7 (50 ratings)
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942 students enrolled
Created by James Ratcliffe
Last updated 7/2019
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This course includes
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 30 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You'll be able to implement Microsoft's Azure Information Protection, use it effectively in your business
  • You'll also be able to train any staff on using it as well as your business grows
  • You'll get an understanding of the benefits of encryption and how it protects
  • No knowledge, just a Microsoft's Azure Information Protection license (Which we also show you how to get)
  • You also need a Windows-based computer

With this course you can install and learn how to use Microsoft's Azure Information Protection.

This means you can easily get automatic file and email encryption to protect your data and communications.


  • Methodology - understanding how it works

  • Video walk-throughs - for exactly the process to set it up and install (as well as troubleshooting help!)

  • Free support for students

We've also broken it down for beginners and non-techies to understand.

Ideal for: 

#1 Small businesses

#2 Lone tech guys learning

#3 Beginners

To save thousands on project fees and get access to this enterprise level solution yourself.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner small business owners who want to learn how to get automatic file and email encryption in their business
  • Entrepreneurs and micro-entities who deal with a lot of sensitive data. For example, freelance recruiters, accountants, bookkeepers etc.
Course content
Expand all 56 lectures 56:56
+ Introduction
9 lectures 12:16

Welcome. After this course you'll be able to implement Microsoft's Azure Information Protection for small and micro businesses. Don't forget to download the course guide documentation to help throughout.

Preview 00:23
Introducing TowerWatch Academy & Microsoft's AIP

The scary truth about why you need encryption, particularly as a business who would be liable for breaches and fines if this occurred. Let's see how much data a hacker can see without encryption.

Preview 03:00

Now, let's look at the difference that file encryption makes! 

Preview 01:53

A brief overview of Microsoft's Azure Information Protection and where it originated from.

Slideshow on the History of Microsoft's Azure Information Protection
[NEW!] Updated Course - New Unified Labeling Announcement From Microsoft
[NEW!] AIP vs Unified Labeling for New Users
+ Pre-Planning
3 lectures 02:09
Activating Azure Information Protection & Assigning Licenses to Users
Understanding Your Azure Information Protection Portal

Now you've gotten to grips with the portal, we need to do some leg work.

With large implementations like this, no matter how many users you have, you need to do some pre-planning. This limits the amount of troubleshooting needed later. 

Plus, it also allows you to understand more about the sensitive data within your business and how Azure Information Protection can help you. 

Preview 00:40
+ Setup
7 lectures 09:44
Understanding Labels & Policies

Policies and labels are highly specific to your business and you can get as specific as you need to do, to protect your data and offer the right amount of accessibility to it, offering you complete control.

Now, let's set up your labels first...

The Two Forms of Policies

You need to create your labels first, and you do this by starting in your Azure portal ( and logging in using your Office 365 Credentials. 

Creating Labels
Deciding on Occurances

Now, we need to define who has access to the labels and again, this is done in the Azure portal.

Before installation you must create policies and these fall into two areas: 

The Global Policy

There is only one global policy that covers everyone internally that has the client installed. You can adjust and add to this policy as many times as you like, but you cannot create more than one. 

Here is how you create a global policy: 

Creating Global Policies

Scoped Policies

Scoped policies involve a team, department or interdepartmental level and will normally contain more labels. If you're just starting out or you don't yet have departments, you may not need scoped policies yet, but it's good to know as you grow and expand how to define them. 

Here is how you create a scoped policy: 

Creating Scoped Policies
Customising Policies for Your Business
+ Installation
3 lectures 02:45
The Installation Process

Before completing the installation make sure you have run all Microsoft and Windows updates from the previous section and closed any Office applications so that you don't lose any data. 

Next, go to: 

Installing the Client
Logging in
+ Making the Most of AIP's Features
8 lectures 06:38
Each of the Features
The 'Do Not Forward' Button
The Sensitivity Bar Explained

Of course, you can manually set sensitivity levels by simply using the drop down arrows or buttons you can see above but we do not recommend this as general practice.

*If you find you're needing to do this time and time again, set new conditions in the scoped policy for better automatic coverage. 

Preview 01:00
The Sensitivity Bar - Latest Update
Classify & Protect
The Document Tracking Tool

*Note: You cannot use the document tracking tool without first turning encryption on. 

Document Tracking Tool Demo
+ [NEW] Unified Labelling
8 lectures 05:51
[NEW!] Migrating From AIP to MIP Unified Labeling (Introduction)
[NEW!] Unified Labeling + Microsoft Security Compliance Center Dashboard
[NEW!] How to Migrate Over From AIP to Unified Labelling
[NEW!] What Happens With The Migration Back-End During Depreciation of Service
[NEW!] 'And/Or' Rules + Multiple Condition Policies
[NEW!] Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (For Enterprises)
[NEW!] Selecting Emails or Files for Policies
[NEW!] Using Unified Labeling Native in Microsoft Tools - [Example]
+ Testing & Monitoring
6 lectures 04:56

Here's why you need to test!

The Importance of Testing
Testing Consumption
Turning on Encryption
Testing Policies

How to test your encryption works for your policies to ensure you're protected.

Encryption Test Demo
Another Way to Test
+ Common How-Tos
4 lectures 02:54

In some instances, for example if you have a one-time vendor you're using or a temporary member of staff, you won't need to adjust your policies to include them, but you still want to make sure documents and emails are labelled correctly. 

You do this using manual labeling. It's important to note that if you're lowering the classification of a document, you will need to state a reason that will be logged for record purposes.

This will apply if you have set your installation and settings as we instructed earlier in the course. 

*Note: If you're using manual labels frequently for the same reason, consider creating a new label or policy that best suits this so that you can use Azure Information Protection to the fullest in your business. 

Manual Labelling
Making Changes to Policies & Labels
Decrypting - Making Documents Public
Creating Custom Labels for External Vendors
+ Train Your Staff On Azure Information Protection
6 lectures 07:13

Demo of the Do Not Forward Function for Staff Training

Staff Training - The Do Not Forward Button

Showing how to use the sensitivity bar as a member of staff.

Staff Training - The Sensitivity Bar

Demo of protection button for Staff Training

Staff Training - The Protect Button

Demo of classify & Protect function for staff training

Staff Training - Classify & Protect

Demo of how to use the track and revoke function for Staff Training

Staff Training - Track & Revoke

How to decrypt, staff training demo.

Staff Training - Decryption
+ Need Help?
2 lectures 02:27
Support Options

A helpful guided template that shows what and why you should include in a GDPR staff training session.

Staff Training GDPR Presentation Template