As per Carol’s introduction post, she's letting you know what's new and hot in the docs for this month.
Dan (on behalf of the RMS team)
The Documentation Library for Azure Rights Management has been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: August 1, 2014 at the top of the topic.
Summary of the documentation available: Getting Started with Rights Management | Configuring Rights Management | Using Rights Management | Administering Rights Management by using Windows PowerShell
In case you wondered what happened to the doc update announcement last month … there wasn't one, so you didn't miss anything. There were very few doc revisions, and updates were held for the new releases that I've sure you read about in Dan's blog post: Major Update: Improved Office file support + Service improvements
The blog post included a great introduction to the recently updated RMS sharing app, but if you're looking for more information, there's now an "all-things-RMS-sharing-app" page that gathers resources for this app together in one place. And it addresses the "What’s your story for protecting documents other than Office?" question that we often hear. You'll find this new page here: How RMS protects all file types – by using the RMS sharing app
One of the other releases included in this blog post was for the AD RMS mobile device extension. The supporting documentation for this is no longer prerelease: Active Directory Rights Management Services Mobile Device Extension. Other topics were updated to support this new release, including:
- What's New in Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) – Updated for a section that introduces the mobile device extension when AD RMS is installed on Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2.
- Active Directory Rights Management Services Overview – Updated to add the link to the mobile device extension to the deployment section.
- AD RMS SQL Server Requirements – Updated to add the limitation that the mobile device extension cannot use the Windows Internal Database (even for testing) and must use SQL Server for the database configuration.
- Protect your docs! – Updated to remove the statement that mobile devices must use Azure RMS.
We value customer feedback and try to incorporate it when possible. Although we can't promise to make the docs perfect for everybody, we are committed to continual improvement. If you have any feedback about the docs for the mobile device extension, RMS sharing application, or Azure RMS, email AskIPTeam@Microsoft.com.
What's New for the RMS Sharing Application Documentation, August 2014
The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the last update (June 2014) and support the August release. In addition, the RMS sharing application for Windows now officially replaces Rights Protected Folder (RPF) Explorer, with end of support documented in the Rights Protected Folder Explorer topic.
– Updates include:
- The Supported file types and file name extensions section, for information about the automatically created .ppdf files. Also updated the first table in this section to include .pdf changing to .ppdf.
- The Changing the default protection level of files section, correcting details for the registry setting so that the RMS sharing application always applys generic protection.
- The Automatic deployment for the Microsoft Rights Management sharing application section, removing the incorrect reference to Office 2010 and AD RMS for the Microsoft Online Sign-In Assistant.
– Updates to support the latest release:
- Protect a file that you share by email: Updated for the .ppdf file, notification option (currently in preview), and the example email message.
- View and use files that have been protected: Updated for the new .ppdf file version.
- Dialog box options: How to check whether you're running the latest version, information about the new notification option (in preview), and “What’s the .ppdf file that’s automatically created?”
What's New in the Documentation Library for Azure Rights Management, August 2014
The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the last update (June 2014).
– Updated for the new capabilities for mobile devices and AD RMS.
– Updated the Client device capabilities table to refect the lastest supported options for mobile devices.
– Added a new entry for the new .ppdf file name extension.
– Updated for the following:
- Removed the prerelease disclaimer for BYOK over the Internet, and updated the link to download the toolset from the Microsoft Download Center. The toolset is now fully released!
- To reflect the latest Thales versions, the –km-type option for the new-world.exe –initialize command (to select the security world module key type) is now updated with the recommended –cipher-suite option.
- Corrected incorrect file name examples (thanks to Philippe Beraud for identifying these errors).
– Updated to reflect the new changes in the Office 365 admin center, which support the transition to the Azure Management Portal to configure custom templates.
– Updated the callout in the Prerequisites section to emphasis that directory synchronization is required, even in a testing environment. Don't be tempted to think that manual password synchronization is sufficient!
– Updated to correct the request type incorrect value of "Sign" (the correct value is "SignDigest") in the How to interpret your RMS logs section.
– Updated to remove the quotes around the language IDs.
[ Note that some other cmdlet topics have an updated date for August, but these were to correct some of the old branding references to Windows Azure. We thought we had updated them all, but apparently not!]