Removed and retired services


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This article describes the current status for services that we've removed and retired, or are currently sunsetting, which you may have used or are still using with Azure Information Protection.

The AIP classic client

To provide a unified and streamlined customer experience, we have retired the Azure Information Protection classic client and labeling management pages in the Azure portal as of March 31, 2022. This means that:

  • No further support is provided for the classic client
  • Maintenance versions will no longer be released
  • The Labels and Policies tabs have been removed from the Azure portal
  • The classic client can no longer acquire policies from the Azure portal

We recommend that all customers migrate to unified labeling, and enable built-in sensitivity labeling for Office applications.

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Azure Information Protection analytics

Starting March 18, 2022, Microsoft no longer supports new Log Analytics workspaces to onboard for storing AIP audit logs.

Customers who already have AIP audit logs configured will continue to have those audit logs forwarded to their Log Analytics workspaces until September 30, 2022. At that point, customers will not be able to have any new AIP data forwarded to their Log Analytics workspace.

Instead, we highly recommend that you use the Microsoft Purview compliance portal's activity explorer and content explorer, which provide comprehensive logging and reporting.

The AIP scanner's network discovery features also use the AIP audit pipeline, and we are also sunsetting this feature with the AIP audit logs on September 30, 2022. Starting March 18, 2022, only existing customers with AIP audit logs already configured will be able to continue using network discovery features.

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AIP and legacy Windows and Office, SharePoint, and Exchange versions

For more information, check with your support contact.