Today we are announcing a number of exciting product updates across Azure RMS and Azure Active Directory. Both of these products are available as a part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite.
Azure Rights Management Services
Departmental templates are now in public preview. Organizations may choose to create policy templates specific to the needs of departments or divisions. Departmental templates will allow administrators to define the scope of these templates. In other words, an administrator can define the list of groups or individual users who can apply a particular template. Only those people can view and use the templates to protect documents.
Organizations that are looking to move from AD RMS to Azure RMS can now use the Azure RMS migration toolkit. This toolkit enables AD RMS and Windows RMS customers to migrate to Azure RMS without losing access to their existing RMS-protected content or their policies.
To help organizations carry a phased deployment of Azure RMS, we’re introducing Onboarding controls. This lets you designate a subset of users who can start to protect content with Azure RMS. This deployment configuration is useful when first deploying Azure RMS, because it lets an organization build up Azure RMS usage at its own pace.
Other updates for Azure RMS include the availability of RMS sharing application for Windows Phone at Windows Phone store and some bug fixes for the RMS sharing application.
To learn more about these new Azure RMS capabilities, read The RMS Team Blog.
Azure Active Directory
Conditional access policies can now be created within Azure Active Directory Premium to enforce Multi-Factor Authentication for users trying to access specific applications based on group membership and IP ranges. In this first preview, only a sub-set of the supported SaaS applications will be enabled for conditional access policies. All application types will be supported in upcoming releases.
Also in public preview, Connect Health helps monitor and gain insights into the identity infrastructure used to extend on-premises identities to Azure Active Directory and Office 365. In this first release, we focus on monitoring the status of the Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) infrastructure. Other sync components will be supported in future releases. Connect Health will be an Azure Active Directory Premium feature, available only via the Azure Preview portal.
For more information about Multi-Factor Authentication or Connect Health, please visit this Azure Active Directory documentation webpage.
For more details visit the Active Directory Team blog.