End of the Azure Information Protection Add-in for Office
Microsoft is retiring the Azure Information Protection (AIP) Unified Labeling add-in for Office on April 11th, 2024.
When this will happen:
The AIP Add-in for Office will be permanently disabled in Office after May 1st, 2024.
How this will affect your organization:
To continue using sensitivity labels powered by Microsoft Purview Information Protection in Office applications, you must transition to the built-in labeling experience in Microsoft 365 Apps.
Important retirement milestones are:
- April 2024: Release of Microsoft Purview Information Protection client version 3.0 with the AIP Add-in for Office removed. To continue using the Information Protection Scanner, Viewer and File Labeler, your organization must upgrade and deploy the new package.
- April 11th, 2024: AIP Unified Labeling add-in is retired and no longer in support. Extensions to continue using the AIP add-in will be granted on a case-to-case basis; please reach out to Microsoft Support or your account team.
- May 1st, 2024: AIP Unified Labeling add-in permanently disabled in Office. AIP Unified Labeling add-in for Office clients will be blocked from using the add-in with version 2.16 or higher. Download of label policy will fail for all clients without extensions to continue using the AIP add-in.
What you need to do to prepare:
For detailed migration steps, refer to the playbook: From bolt-on to built-in – Migrate from Azure Information Protection Add-in.
For the announcement and FAQs of the retirement, refer to the blog: Retirement notification for the Azure Information Protection Unified Labeling add-in for Office.