Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 Preview with Windows Azure AD Rights Management

Microsoft recently made available a real cool whitepaper: Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 Preview with Windows Azure AD Rights Management.

Just take a look at the Exchange and Outlook related contents:

4 Configuring Exchange Online Preview to use Windows Azure AD Rights Management

4.1 Configuring Windows PowerShell for Exchange Online Preview
4.2 Connecting Windows PowerShell to Exchange Online Preview
4.3 Enabling IRM capabilities in Exchange Online Preview
4.4 Configuring transport rules
4.5 Configuring Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies
4.6 Leveraging the InPlace eDiscovery & Hold feature

7 Configuring and using Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview IRM features

7.1 Installing and configuring Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview
7.2 Using IRM in Outlook 2013 Preview
7.3 Using IRM in Word 2013 Preview

Overview
Due to increased regulation, the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) and the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), the explosion of information with dispersed enterprise data, the Social Enterprise and its applications enabling new collaboration, analytics scenarios, etc. enterprises of all sizes are facing growing needs to protect sensitive information.  At the same time, enterprises have a need to securely share that same information amongst appropriate employees and other individuals within and outside the corporate network.
Windows Azure Active Directory Rights Management (Windows Azure AD Rights Management) service technology provides the capability to create and consume protected content such as e-mail and documents. As of today, such a capability is part of the Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Preview subscription, natively integrated with Exchange Online Preview, SharePoint Online Preview, and Microsoft Office to apply persistent protection to the content to meet the business requirements of your organization. 
This document is intended to help you previewing and evaluating Windows Azure AD Rights Management service technology. For that purpose it contains, as an introduction, a brief information on IPC and Windows Azure AD Rights Management 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 Windows Azure AD Rights Management to perform rights protection on your corporate content, as well as other details and requirements you would need to successfully evaluate Windows Azure AD Rights Management service technology in your environment.
This document is intended for system architects and IT professionals who are interested in understanding the basics of the Windows Azure AD Rights Management technology.
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 current version of Microsoft Office 365.

Related Download:

  • Windows Azure AD Rights Management Administration Tools and Utilities: Windows Azure AD Rights Management provides the ability to enable the use of digital rights management technology in organizations that subscribe to the Office 365 preview services. Office 365 Preview customers can enable rights management capabilities within the Preview versions of Exchange Online, SharePoint and Office. These downloads enable an administrator to manage Windows Azure AD rights management features and configure Office 2010 for the Windows Azure AD Rights Management service.

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