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: June 1, 2015 (or later) at the top of the page.
Summary of the documentation available: Getting Started with Rights Management | Configuring Rights Management | Using Rights Management | Administering Rights Management by using Windows PowerShell
Unfortunately, we're still waiting for the recording of Simon May's Azure RMS Jumpstart, but in the meantime, you might be interested in reviewing the questions/answers from people who attended: Your questions answered from the Azure RMS Core Skills Jumpstart
Update July 1st: Hot off the press – the recording is now available: https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-rights-management-services-core-skills-10500
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 Azure RMS, email AskIPTeam@Microsoft.com.
What's New for the RMS Sharing Application Documentation, June 2015
The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the last update (April 2015).
– Updated the introduction to clarify that the RMS sharing application can be used with Azure RMS and AD RMS, but some features are supported with Azure RMS only.
– Updated the Dialog box options page, to clarify what time zone is used to determine a specified expiry time.
What's New in the Documentation Library for Azure Rights Management, June 2015
The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the last update (May 2015).
– Updated for the following:
- The SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server section for information about the IRM features that are not yet implemented in SharePoint, with a reference to an Office blog post that explains how SharePoint supports Azure RMS today. There is active work going on for IRM in SharePoint, so expect this section to be updated soon.
- The File servers that run Windows Server and use File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) section to clarify that the RMS connector protects Office files. To protect all file types, you don't use the RMS connector but instead, the file server computer directly communicates with Azure RMS by using PowerShell commands from the RMS Protection module, and some additional configuration.
– Added a reference to the Office blog post, Office everywhere, encrytion everywhere at the end of the Client device capabilities section, for the latest information about how Office supports Azure RMS on different platforms.
– New entries, based on recent customer questions:
- We really want to use BYOK with Azure RMS but learned that this isn’t compatible with Exchange Online—what’s your advice?
- I have a hybrid deployment of Exchange with some users on Exchange Online and others on Exchange Server—is this supported by Azure RMS?
- A feature I am looking for doesn’t seem to work with SharePoint protected libraries—is support for my feature planned?
– Updated with screenshots.
– Added a reference to the BYOK pricing and restrictions section from the Planning and Implementing Your Azure Rights Management Tenant Key topic to help you choose the best Azure RMS tenant key topology for your migration if you want to use Exchange Online. Also added a new step for configuring IRM integration for Exchange Online.
– Updated the BYOK pricing and restrictions section with more information about the current limitations and choices if you want to use Azure RMS BYOK and Exchange Online.
– Updated for the following:
- Removed "preview" for departmental templates. If you missed the announcement that this feature went GA, see Announcement: General Availability of Departmental Templates.
- Removed Office 2013 folder details for manually copying departmental templates now that Office 2013 with the June updates now natively supports departmental templates.
- Updated the Refreshing templates for users section by adding the RMS sharing application to the Office 2013 instructions, and added a new registry setting to refresh templates in seconds rather than days. The RMS sharing application for Windows shares the same template refresh behavior as Office 2013, whereas the RMS sharing app for mobile devices automatically refreshes templates the next time it connects to Azure RMS. The new registry setting is also added to the RMS Client Deployment Notes, which has been revised to include both AD RMS and Azure RMS.
– New topic, with detailed information about the available usage rights and how these rights are interpreted by applications.
– Updated the introduction to clarify that the connector is supported with hybrid deployments (for example, some users have mailboxes on Exchange Online and some on Exchange 2013) and on virtual machines, including Azure IaaS VMs. Also updated the SharePoint Server 2013 registry table settings to match the settings that configured by the server configuration tool.
– Updated the Help desk information guidance, to include the RMS Analyzer tool, how to recover files, and tips if users report problems protecting content or consuming protected content.