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: December 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
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There are no significant doc updates this month for the RMS sharing application.
What's New in the Documentation Library for Azure Rights Management, December 2014
The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the last update (November 2014).
– Updated for the following:
- The Cloud subscriptions that support Azure RMS section now has a link to the recently published Comparison of Rights Management Services (RMS) Offerings so that you can identify which Azure RMS features are supported for the different paying subscription.
- The Applications that support Azure RMS section now has a callout note that you can use FCI on Windows Server 2008 R2 if you use a custom management file task with an executable or script that connects directly to Azure RMS (the RMS connector cannot be used for FCI on Windows Server 2008 R2).
- The Client device capabilities section to provide more information about the table columns, and footnotes added for the iOS row, to clarify limited support for Office Online and OWA for iOS. In addition, added GigaTrust entries for Windows and Android. For more information about the GigaTrust additions, see our earlier December blog post, Support for RMS protected PDF and PPDFs in Adobe Reader.
- The Important callout note in the Applications that support Azure RMS section, to add Microsoft OneDrive for Business Online and Microsoft OneDrive for iPhone and iPad as not currently supported by Azure RMS.
– Updated to clarify that there no specific groups that you must enable for mailboxes; instead, enable mailboxes for the groups that you will use with Azure Rights Management. For example, when you configure custom templates in the Azure Management Portal, you cannot select groups unless they are mailbox-enabled.
– Updated the Exchange Online Only subsection in the Refreshing templates for users section, with the additional step to run the Set-RMSTemplate cmdlet with the Type parameter set to Distribution for each template that you want displayed in OWA.
– Updated for the following:
- In the introduction, clarified that If you manage your own tenant key for Azure RMS (the bring you own key, or BYOK scenario), the RMS connector and the on-premises servers that use it do not access the hardware security module (HSM) that contains your tenant key. This is because all cryptographic operations that use the tenant key are performed in Azure RMS, and not on-premises.
- A tip in the prerequisites section that if you are using Outlook Web Access or mobile devices that use Exchange ActiveSync IRM and it is critical that you maintain access to emails and attachments that are protected by Azure RMS, we recommend that you deploy a load-balanced group of connector servers to ensure high availability.
- Added the mailbox server role as also requiring configuration to use the RMS connector when you use Exchange Server 2013.
– New entry:
- What features can or can’t be used with the different subscriptions for Azure RMS?