Microsoft Purview: the new combination of Microsoft 365 Compliance and Azure Purview
Effective April 19, 2022, Microsoft Purview replaces product names of formerly Microsoft 365 Compliance and Azure Purview. This change was made to consolidate data governance, compliance, and risk management capabilities under a single product name.
Microsoft Purview brings together data governance from Microsoft Data and AI, along with compliance and risk management from Microsoft Security. Microsoft Purview is also complemented by identity and access management, threat protection, cloud security, endpoint management, and privacy management capabilities. See all name changes below.
The following table summarizes the Microsoft Purview name changes that were made:
|Former Name||New Name|
|Microsoft 365 Basic Audit||Microsoft Purview Audit (Standard)|
|Microsoft 365 Advanced Audit||Microsoft Purview Audit (Premium)|
|Microsoft 365 Communication Compliance||Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance|
|Microsoft Compliance Manager||Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager|
|Office 365 Customer Lockbox||Microsoft Purview Customer Lockbox|
|Azure Purview Data Catalog||Microsoft Purview Data Catalog|
|Microsoft 365 Data Connectors||Microsoft Purview Data Connectors|
|Microsoft Information Governance||Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management|
|Office 365 Data Loss Prevention||Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention|
|Azure Purview Data Map||Microsoft Purview Data Map|
|Double Key Encryption for Microsoft 365||Microsoft Purview Double Key Encryption|
|Records Management in Microsoft 365||Microsoft Purview Records Management|
|Office 365 Core eDiscovery||Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Standard)|
|Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery||Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium)|
|Microsoft 365 Information Barriers||Microsoft Purview Information Barriers|
|Microsoft Information Protection||Microsoft Purview Information Protection|
|Microsoft 365 Insider Risk Management||Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management|
|Azure Purview portal||Microsoft Purview governance portal|
|Microsoft 365 compliance center||Microsoft Purview compliance portal|
|Azure Purview Data Insights||Microsoft Purview Data Estate Insights|
|Microsoft 365 Customer Key||Microsoft Purview Customer Key|
Benefits of Microsoft Purview
Microsoft Purview offers several benefits, including:
- Centralized data governance, compliance, and risk management capabilities
- Identity and access management, threat protection, cloud security, endpoint management, and privacy management capabilities
- Integration with other Microsoft products and services, such as Microsoft 365 and Azure
- Advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities to help organizations better understand and manage their data
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Microsoft Purview?
Microsoft Purview is a data governance, compliance, and risk management platform that brings together capabilities from Microsoft Data and AI and Microsoft Security.
Why was Microsoft 365 Compliance and Azure Purview renamed to Microsoft Purview?
The product names were changed to consolidate data governance, compliance, and risk management capabilities under a single product name.
What are the benefits of Microsoft Purview?
The benefits of Microsoft Purview include centralized data governance, compliance, and risk management capabilities, integration with other Microsoft products and services, and advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities.
Is there a “M365 Purview” or “Office 365 Purview” or “O365 Purview” or “Purview Office 365” or “Purview 365”?
With the recent renaming of Microsoft 365 Compliance and Azure Purview to Microsoft Purview, it’s important to note that the new product is not called “M365 Purview” or “Office 365 Purview” or “O365 Purview” or “Purview Office 365” or “Purview 365”. The new name is simply “Microsoft Purview”.
It’s easy to see how people might assume that the new product name would include “M365” or “Office 365” since Microsoft has been heavily promoting these product lines in recent years. However, Microsoft Purview is a distinct product that goes beyond just Microsoft 365 and includes compliance and risk management capabilities from Microsoft Security as well.
So, if you’re referring to this product, be sure to use the correct name: Microsoft Purview.
Microsoft Compliance Center: What is it called now?
The Microsoft Compliance Center is a web-based management console that enables organizations to manage their compliance-related tasks across Microsoft 365 and other Microsoft services. It offers a single pane of glass for managing compliance and risk across an organization.
With the recent renaming of Microsoft 365 Compliance to Microsoft Purview Compliance, it is worth noting that the Microsoft Compliance Center has also been renamed to Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal. This portal allows users to manage compliance across various Microsoft products, including Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Azure.
The Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal provides a unified view of compliance across Microsoft services, offering dashboards, insights, and reports that allow organizations to monitor their compliance posture and identify areas of risk. The portal also offers tools for managing compliance-related tasks, such as managing data retention policies, conducting compliance assessments, and managing data subject requests.
In conclusion, Microsoft has made significant changes in the branding of their data governance, compliance, and risk management products. With the introduction of Microsoft Purview, formerly known as Microsoft 365 Compliance and Azure Purview, users can now access an integrated solution that brings together data governance, compliance, and risk management capabilities. This new solution is complemented by additional features such as identity and access management, cloud security, endpoint management, and privacy management. The name changes are extensive, and users need to be aware of the new names to avoid confusion. The rebranding is expected to take effect on April 19, 2022.
As with any new software or product, there may be a learning curve, and Microsoft Purview is no exception. However, with the appropriate resources and training, users can leverage the many benefits of the new product. Microsoft has provided an overview of the new solution on their website, and users can also visit the Microsoft website for more information on licensing.
Overall, Microsoft Purview represents a significant change in how Microsoft approaches data governance, compliance, and risk management. It is a solution that can help organizations meet their regulatory obligations, reduce the risk of data breaches, and improve their data management practices.
For an overview on Microsoft Purview, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/microsoft-purview.
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