As promised, here is the follow-up post to our earlier announcement about the Windows Azure AD Rights Management preview where you can learn more about how to quickly enable Rights management capabilities within the Office 365 Enterprise preview. And yes, these steps will be simpler/fewer in the final release of Azure AD Rights Management.
I'll let Tejas Patel, our resident expert, give you the inside track here.
Hi, I'm Tejas, a program manager on the Windows Azure AD Rights Management team, and I just want to provide some quick "jump start" steps for how you try out and get a feel for using Windows Azure AD Rights Management.
As Dan mentioned, our service is available as a part of the Office 365 Enterprise Preview. Once you have signed up for the preview, enabling Rights management capabilities within the Office 365 preview just takes a few additional steps.
Today, I'll be discussing how to enable Rights management and then how you can configure Office 2013 Preview to begin using its capabilities.
Quick Start for using Windows Azure AD Rights Management and within Office 2013 Professional Plus
1. Enable Windows Azure AD Rights Management for your organization:
Update October 2014: For updated instructions, please see Activating Azure Rights Management
- Login to https://portal.microsoftonline.com
- Go to Service Settings, and click on Rights Management
- Click Manage
- Click Activate
2. Start using IRM functionality:
- Install Office Professional Plus 2013
- Open Word 2013 Preview
- Sign in to your Office applications using your Microsoft Office 365 credentials.
- Create a new document
- Go to “File”, “Protect Document”, “Restrict Access” and then to“Connect to Digital Rights Management Servers and get templates”
- After this operation completes you are bootstrapped to use IRM functionality
- You can now share files that are IRM protected with other individuals that have configured their machines and signed up for the Office 365 Preview
As always, please let us know if there are any questions or feedback. I'll be doing other blog posts later this week to help show you some of the other ways you can use Windows Azure AD Rights Management with the Office 365 preview.
If you're curious what's coming next, here's a look ahead:
- Tomorrow, I will be discussing enabling Exchange Online Preview rights management capabilities.
- Later this week on Thursday, I will be discussing how to enable SharePoint Online Preview rights management capabilities.