Information Protection and Control with Microsoft Cloud Services

Microsoft recently released a couple of technical documentation regarding Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 and Exchange Online, using Rights Management Services (RMS).

  • Microsoft Rights Management service (RMS) whitepapers
    The NEW Microsoft Rights Management service (RMs) offering (microsoft.com/rms) provides the capability to create and consume protected content such as e-mail and documents of any type. Such a capability is available as a standalone subscription (for your on-premises infrastructure with the Microsoft Rights Management connector) or is part of the Office 365 Enterprise subscription, natively integrated with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Office to apply persistent protection to the content to meet the business requirements of your organization.
    The Microsoft Rights Management suite is implemented as a Windows Azure service. Beyond the available RMS enlightened applications on the market, it comprises a set of Microsoft Rights Management sharing applications that work on all your common devices, a set of software development kits, and related tooling. By leveraging Windows Azure Active Directory, the cloud-hosted Microsoft Rights Management service acts as a trusted hub for secure collaboration where an organization can easily share information securely with other organizations without additional setup or configuration. The other organization(s) may be existing Microsoft Rights Management service’s customers but if not, they can use a free
    Microsoft Rights Management for individuals capability.
    The whitepapers available as part of this download covers the various aspects of the offerings and provide in-depth information to evaluate or use the Microsoft Rights Management service and its components. For an overview of the NEW Microsoft Rights Management service offerings, see the whitepaper
    NEW Microsoft Rights Management service.
  • Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 with Microsoft Rights Management service (RMS) whitepaper
    This document is intended to help you previewing and evaluating the Microsoft Rights Management service. For that purpose it contains, as an introduction, a brief information on IPC and the Microsoft Rights Management service that helps you understand what it is, and how it differs from on-premises Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). It provides step-by-step information on how to configure and use the Microsoft Rights Management service to perform rights protection on your corporate content, as well as other details and requirements you would need to successfully evaluate the Microsoft Rights Management service in your environment.
    This document is intended for system architects and IT professionals who are interested in understanding the basics of the Microsoft Rights Management service.
    This paper is part of a document series on the identity and security features of Office 365. It indeed completes an initial whitepaper on IPC entitled
    Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Microsoft Exchange Online with AD RMS also available on the Microsoft Download Center. This first paper describes the cross-premises support for AD RMS on-premises with the Exchange Online services of the previous version of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Microsoft Exchange Online with AD RMS whitepaper
    Built on existing Microsoft documentation and knowledge base articles, this paper presents how to leverage the corporate on-premise AD RMS infrastructure in the organization’s Office 365 tenant, and more especially with Microsoft Exchange Online.
    This document is intended for system architects and IT professionals who are interested in understanding the basics of cross-premise support for AD RMS on-premise and Exchange Online along with planning and deploying such a deployment model in their environment. It also provides basic instructions for setting up and configuring an AD RMS single-node cluster in a test lab environment for the cross-premise deployment with Exchange Online.
    This paper is part of a series of documents on the identity and security features of Office 365, and more especially is the second guide of the series. It indeed completes a first whitepaper entitled
    Microsoft Office 365 Single Sign-On (SSO) with AD FS 2.0 also available on the Microsoft Download Center. This first whitepaper of the series is intended to provide a better understanding of the different single sign-on deployment options for the services in Office 365, how to enable single sign-on using corporate Active Directory credentials and AD FS 2.0 to the services in Office 365, and the different configuration elements to be aware of for such deployment.

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