What is Modern Site Classification?

by | Mar 7, 2019 | Lifecycle, News

If you have come across Modern Sites, Office 365 Groups or Microsoft Teams chances are you might have considered or even explored ‘Classification’. Folks seem to be going nuts about this feature, but just what exactly does it do?

David, not Goliath

At the time of writing, modern classification actually does very little. You can set a classification on a modern object (site, Group, Team) and you can look at the classification (it is right there in the UI of a modern object if enabled and set) but that is about it. In fact, as far as we can tell about the only benefit it provides is the ability for somebody in the Office 365 / Azure team to tell the CIO/CTO and the security folks that ‘we can now classify sites, Groups and Teams in Office 365’.

The Future Awaits

Microsoft have promised more (at Ignite 2018) and so I would expect more at SPC or Ignite this year but for now, classification is just that – a classification.

What would we like to see?

Integration. Office 365 and Azure already work well together to provide ever improving protection and governance for content, extending this to objects is a natural step forward.

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