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Hi everybody

As per Carol’s introduction post, she's letting you know what's new and hot in the docs for this month.

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Cheers, 

   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: November 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

Plus, the Rights Management sharing application guides (admin guide and user guide) and FAQs (for Windows and mobile platforms).

This month, we also updated the Active Directory Rights Management Services Mobile Device Extension to clarify the AD RMS deployment prerequisites, and added a FIPS compliancy statement to Active Directory Rights Management Services Overview for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

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 RMS sharing application, or for Azure RMS, email AskIPTeam@Microsoft.com.

There are no significant doc updates this month for the RMS sharing application.

What's New in the Documentation Library for Azure Rights Management, November 2014

The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the last update (October 2014).

Requirements for Azure Rights Management

– Updated the Client device capabilities table for the latest support statements: For Windows computers, added Nitro PDF Reader as supported for Protected PDF documents.

How Applications Support Azure Rights Management

– Updated for the information that SharePoint does not use the rights policy templates that you see and can create in the Azure Management Portal. Instead, after you enable Information Rights Management for a library, documents in that library are protected by inheriting the permissions that the administrator configured for the SharePoint library. However, there are also additional Rights Management settings that you can configure, which offer near-parity with the settings that you can configure for custom RMS templates. 

Deploying the Azure Rights Management Connector

– Updated for the following:

  • Specified which Exchange and SharePoint server roles communicate with the RMS connector and therefore need configuring for the connector. Do not run the tool on server roles that are not listed, or on the servers that run the RMS connector service.
  • Clarified that when you configure servers to use the connector, it's important to specify the load-balanced name of the RMS connector rather than one of the servers running the RMS connector service.
  • Added information about whether the servers require a restart after you configure them to use the RMS connector, so that if necessary, you can plan for a short disruption to service.
  • Removed from the File Classification Infrastructure registry settings section, instructions how to find your Microsoft RMS service URL. This value is not needed for FCI configuration.