Well, it is that time again where the Microsoft machine renames everything again, making it much more fun for us on the ground to explain what features are what again 🙂 

It keeps us in a job and busy, I suppose.

The latest name changes affect the Security and Compliance features within Microsoft 365. The new name is now Microsoft Purview, with a tagline of: “–a comprehensive set of solutions that help you govern, protect, and manage your entire data estate.”

With this change, many of the features we currently use become renamed:

Original NameUpdated Name
Microsoft 365 Advanced AuditMicrosoft Purview Audit (Premium)
Microsoft 365 Communication ComplianceMicrosoft Purview Communication Compliance
Microsoft Compliance ManagerMicrosoft Purview Compliance Manager
Office 365 Customer LockboxMicrosoft Purview Customer Lockbox
Azure Purview Data CatalogMicrosoft Purview Data Catalog
Microsoft 365 Data ConnectorsMicrosoft Purview Data Connectors
Microsoft Information GovernanceMicrosoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management
Office 365 Data Loss PreventionMicrosoft Purview Data Loss Prevention
Azure Purview Data MapMicrosoft Purview Data Map
Double Key Encryption for Microsoft 365Microsoft Purview Double Key Encryption
Records Management in Microsoft 365Microsoft Purview Records Management
Office 365 Advanced eDiscoveryMicrosoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium)
Microsoft 365 Information BarriersMicrosoft Purview Information Barriers
Microsoft Information ProtectionMicrosoft Purview Information Protection
Microsoft 365 Insider Risk ManagementMicrosoft Purview Insider Risk Management
Azure Purview PortalMicrosoft Purview Governance Portal
Microsoft 365 Compliance CenterMicrosoft Purview Compliance Portal

As you can see, they haven’t changed a lot, so if you (like me) refer to them with the actual name, not with the brand, then you should be good. For example, Microsoft Compliance ManagerMicrosoft Purview Compliance Manager, and Compliance Manager are all the same, so why not use the product name, not the marketing name, when having regular conversations. However, as always, when presenting or speaking on behalf of Microsoft, then we use the full names.

I would expect to see UI updates soon within your Microsoft 365 tenants as the updates apply and documentation updates to match the new names.

If you want to read the official announcement, it is available here: https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2022/04/19/the-future-of-compliance-and-data-governance-is-here-introducing-microsoft-purview/