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  • Blog Post: New Outlook for Mac now available with Azure RMS support!

    Hi folks, We’re excited to announce the IRM support in the new Outlook for Mac. Yair Cohen is a Program Manager on the team and he’ll talk about the release in more detail. Hi, this is Yair. Last week our friends in Office 365 announced the new Outlook for the Mac , which delivers...
  • Blog Post: AAD Sync (beta) support for Azure RMS

    Happy Tuesday everyone Today's post is about the wonderful work of a sister team: It's a shout-out for the beta release of a fantastic new Azure AD Sync tool. As background, some of you have shared concerns about the need to setup a deep 'DirSync' relationship with Azure AD 'just'...
  • Blog Post: RMS SDK 4.0 is in GA now!

    Hello Folks, The RMS team is excited to share with you the General Availability (GA) versions of our Android, iOS and OS X SDK 4.0! The new and powerful SDK 4.0 adds new features and capabilities that provide you all the control and flexibility that you need to build the most amazing apps using Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: FIVE new whitepaper on RMS: Keys, Logs, Office 365, On-premise support, and Collaboration

    Hi Readers, Happy Wednesday. Here's a quick post on whitepapers created / released by some of our excellent Microsoft field supporters. I do want to take a quick moment to thank Philippe Beraud , Arnaud Jumelet and Philippe Maurent for their tireless effort in pulling these together...
  • Blog Post: Nitro is integrating with Microsoft RMS to protect your PDF documents

    Folks, Document security is the top priority for any company with information they’d like to keep private. Microsoft’s Rights Management Services, aka RMS, protects files at the file level. And now, Nitro, a digital document solution is integrating with Microsoft RMS, so Nitro can offer...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft.Protection PowerShell cmdlets - CTP2

    Hello Folks, Yair Cohen on our team is going to explain to you the new Preview release for Microsoft.Protection PowerShell cmdlets . Hello everyone, i m Yair, a program manager on the RMS team. Microsoft.Protection PowerShell cmdlets are designed for developers, IT pros and products who like...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server FCI (File Classification Infrastructure) now supports Azure RMS

    Hi everybody, You asked so we got on it. Today we’re sharing with you the recently updated Azure RMS connector . It’s now natively enabled with Windows Server File Classification Infrastructure support. Enrique Saggese explains this new feature below. Reminders: Follow us on twitter...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft RMS is now limiting SAP data leakage with the help of Secude

    Happy Monday everyone, Today I thought I’d share with you another side of data protection. We often talk about how the Microsoft Office suite, Foxit PDF Reader, and RMS application offer file protection but there is another 800 lb (363.63 kg) gorilla we need to care about. It’s the data...
  • Blog Post: Azure Rights Management: Logging and all that it enables

    Hi Everyone, I know you're all fed up with "Happy New Year" but I will offer such wishes anyway! In 2014 protecting your information will (should) be at the top of your list. Unlike the 3 or so weeks of drinking 64 oz of water and exercising daily for 30 minutes, this is one promise...
  • Blog Post: RMS PowerShell cmdlets - preview release

    Hello Folks, The RMS team has been hard at work and now have our first preview release of a set of PowerShell cmdlets using AD RMS SDK. Microsoft.Protection PowerShell cmdlets are designed for developers, IT pros and products who like to script with AD RMS SDK without directly integrating with...
  • Blog Post: AD RMS under the hood: Server bootstrapping

    (This blog post was published on the original RMS team blog in March 2010.) Hi folks, Today I'm acting as a conduit for one of the many AD RMS experts that we have in the community that work with us at Microsoft. Thanks to Alexey for sharing his knowledge about the inner workings of AD RMS! ...
  • Blog Post: An important news update for users of Windows RMS 1.0 and the IRM trial service for Windows Live ID users

    Hey folks, we want to give you a heads up of a change that is going to occur at the end of this week (on May 18 th , 2012), which might impact some operations and that might need action on your part if you are using either of the following products or services to support a rights management solution...
  • Blog Post: Customer Yammer forum + Wrapping up the year

    Hi everyone, Just a quick note that @TheRMSGuy ( follow us for up to date info), this blog, and our personal AskIPTeam@Microsoft.com team alias are now slowing down for the holidays. The engineering team here has cranked really hard all year and folks are starting to peel off for some well-deserved...
  • Blog Post: AD RMS Installation Best Practices

    (This post was originally published on the original RMS team blog in March 2010) Here are a few best practices to keep in mind when installing Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS): Use dedicated AD RMS servers. Installing AD RMS on the same server as a domain controller, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's AD RMS Rights Policy Templates

    (This post was published on the original RMS team blog in July 2009.) Organizations using AD RMS often take advantage of rights policy templates to enable users to protect information according to a predefined set of rights. Many customers are asking us, what specific policy templates are used by...
  • Blog Post: AD RMS Supported Files

    (This post was originally published on the original AD RMS blog in March 2010) Once your AD RMS installation is in place your end users can begin creating and consuming protected content using AD RMS aware applications. The purpose of this post is to explain what Microsoft applications support AD...
  • Blog Post: What is the difference between installing AD RMS on a physical server and on Hyper-V?

    (This post was published on the original RMS team blog in April 2010.) Perhaps you have decided to implement AD RMS in your organization and need to decide whether to install AD RMS on a virtual server using Hyper-V or on a physical server. Or, perhaps you tested AD RMS using Hyper-V, but will be...
  • Blog Post: Integrating AD RMS and SharePoint

    (This post was originally published on the original AD RMS blog in February 2010) AD RMS can be used to protect Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 document libraries. If you would like to integrate your SharePoint server with AD RMS here are a few links to get you started: The AD RMS Deployment...
  • Blog Post: EZ Federation in AD RMS

    (This post was published on the original RMS team blog in February 2011.) Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 provides a very cool new feature in AD RMS: You can federate with organizations running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 through the Microsoft Federation Gateway. In case you...
  • Blog Post: Decommissioning AD RMS

    (This post was published on the original RMS team blog in February 2010.) If you plan to remove Active Directory Rights Management Services from your organization, you should first decommission the AD RMS cluster. This allows your AD RMS users to remove AD RMS protection from existing content. If...
  • Blog Post: Using AD RMS in Microsoft Office 2007

    (This blog post was published on the original RMS team blog in March 2010) Once you have implemented an AD RMS infrastructure in your organization, end users can create and consume IRM-protected documents and e-mails using AD RMS-aware applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. AD...
  • Blog Post: Tips for Troubleshooting AD RMS and AD FS Integration

    (This post was published on the original team blog in February 2010.) Are you troubleshooting AD RMS and AD FS integration? This post will help you get started but it is not a comprehensive look at the specific issues you may encounter. Which fields are case-sensitive when installing AD FS? ...
  • Blog Post: The NEW Microsoft RMS is live, in preview!

    [Please see this post -- we've shipped!] Hi folks, We made it! Today we’re sharing with you a public preview of the massively updated rights management offering. Let's jump right in... The new Microsoft RMS enables organizations to share sensitive documents within their organization...
  • Blog Post: Free RMS training Videos + an interview with Synergy Advisors

    Happy Monday, I've been tweeting about these videos @TheRMSGuy (follow us there if you more timely updates and added news that I won't post here) and given there are now 3 of them I felt I should share more... Here's a set of videos for those of you just ramping up on RMS. They are made by one...
  • Blog Post: Testing AD RMS for your Environment

    (This post was published on the original RMS team blog in May 2010) Before you implement AD RMS you may want to test it in a test environment that mirrors your production environment. This post will help you in this process. First, you must decide how you will use AD RMS in your organization so...