Microsoft has reached out to ask me if I would be so kind to stress that the solution described below is a temporary solution and it could be that things might change in the future. Hereby stated. Now on to the article itself.
On February 8th this year, Microsoft made the latest version of Azure Information Protection (AIP) general available. You can find the announcement here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/02/08/azure-information-protection-december-update-moves-to-general-availability/
What was also part of that release, but wasn’t mentioned in the announcement, is the integration with SharePoint metadata columns. Before this GA release, some integration was already possible, but that required registry hacks on local client machines. With the latest release it is possible to do the configuration in the Azure Portal. There are some caveats, but we’ll get to that later in this article. Continue reading