Summary and knowledge check


The exponential growth of data, blurring of traditional organizational boundaries, and increased workforce collaboration, has made protecting and governing important data more challenging than ever. Data is created, stored, and shared across many locations – devices, apps, cloud services and on-premises. The evolving compliance landscape only adds to the complexity.

Microsoft's comprehensive solutions enable you to protect and govern your data, throughout its lifecycle – wherever it lives, or wherever it travels. We give customers the flexibility to implement the necessary controls to meet both internal and external security and compliance requirements.

Now that you have completed this module, you should be able to:

  • Discuss information protection and data lifecycle management and why it's important.
  • Describe Microsoft's approach to information protection and data lifecycle management.
  • Define key terms associated with Microsoft's information protection and data lifecycle management solutions.
  • Identify the solutions that comprise information and data lifecycle management in Microsoft Purview.

Check your knowledge


Which of the following define what to do with data that has been classified?


Governing your data is all about reducing risk. Which of the following Microsoft solutions for protecting your data is focused on controlling the data explosion, the amount of data being generated and how regulations keep changing?


Information protection and governance is a dynamic process. It is continuous. If you are at the stage where the organization is asking why this particular data is a risk, which stage are you in the process?


Once you know your data and mapped your data estate, you can take steps to protect it. Which solution helps you discover, classify, and protect sensitive critical content throughout its lifecycle across your organizations?


Governing your data is about keeping what you need and deleting what you do not. Which solution uses intelligent classification to automate and simplify the retention schedule for regulatory, legal, and business critical records in your organization?