Microsoft Rights Management (RMS) Team Blog

The official team blog of Microsoft's Rights Management product team with news and updates for IT professionals using AD RMS or Azure RMS.

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  • Blog Post: Welcome to Microsoft RMS!

    You’re probably reading this because someone sent you a protected document and you clicked the sign in link in the email message, or your favorite search engine sent you here. Microsoft Rights Management (RMS) helps the sender of a document protect it from people who do not need to see it, or...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: AD RMS and Group Expansion

    (This post was published on the original RMS team blog in September 2009.) We get occasional questions from customers about AD RMS and group expansion across forests. The following are a few links that can help answer your questions concerning group expansion: The topic Deploying RMS Across...
  • Blog Post: Sharing Protected Documents when Partners do not have an AD RMS Installation

    (This post was published on the original RMS team blog in February 2010. This is part 2 of a two-part series.) This is the second post in a series examining the different options available to share protected content with partner organizations. Our first post, discussed sharing protected content with...
  • Blog Post: The NEW Microsoft RMS has shipped!

    Happy Wednesday! I have the honor of sharing that the new RMS offering is now live, in general availability! We’re announcing the final release of all SDKs, most Apps, related services, and we’re giving details on how you can explore each of them. Lots more news coming over the coming...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Information Protection using Azure Rights Management

    Happy late Monday, As promised, we're working on a series of blogs. This one was created with the help of Tejas on the team so you may see comments replied to by a new name. Here we'll focus on organizations that are looking/using Office365. Enjoy Dan Follow @TheRMSGuy for the latest updates...
  • 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: 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...