Microsoft Purview data management

Microsoft Purview Unveiled: Mastering Data Safety & Compliance

Yann Guides 5 minutes

Imagine you have a big toy box filled with all sorts of toys. Over time, you collect more and more toys, and it becomes hard to remember where each toy is or even what toys you have.

Now, imagine there’s a magical toy organiser that helps you keep track of all your toys and tells you where each toy came from, who gave it to you, and how you’ve played with it in the past. This organizer can tell you which toys are safe to play with and which might be broken or missing pieces.

Microsoft Purview is like that magical toy organiser, but instead of toys, it helps big companies keep track of their data.

Data is like the “toys” companies use to make decisions, understand their customers, and run their businesses. With Purview, companies can easily find, understand, and manage their data, ensuring it’s safe and used correctly.

Microsoft Purview is a comprehensive set of data management and governance solutions offered by Microsoft. It is designed to help organisations govern, protect, and manage their data, regardless of where it resides–whether on-premises, in the cloud, or software as a service (SaaS) applications.

Here are key aspects of Microsoft’s Purview:

  1. Data Governance: Microsoft Purview provides unified data governance capabilities, allowing organizations to establish policies, manage access, and ensure compliance with data regulations across their data estate, which includes various data sources and platforms.
  2. Data Protection: It offers information protection capabilities to help organizations safeguard sensitive data. This includes data scanning, classification, and encryption to protect data wherever it is stored or transmitted.
  3. Data Discovery: Purview automates data discovery by scanning and classifying data assets, giving organisations better visibility into their data and helping them understand its characteristics and importance.
  4. Compliance and Risk Management: It assists in compliance with data regulations and helps organizations manage risks associated with data handling. This is particularly important in industries with strict data privacy requirements.
  5. Multicloud and Hybrid Environments: Microsoft Purview is designed to work across on-premises, multicloud, and SaaS data environments, making it versatile for organizations with diverse data ecosystems.

Microsoft Purview is a suite of tools and services that empowers organizations to effectively govern, protect, and manage their data assets, ensuring compliance with data regulations and mitigating data-related risks.

This guide gives you an overview of Purview and what it can do for your business. If you want to know more, contact us today.