Posted by: kurtsh | August 30, 2013

RELEASE: New Rights Management Service for Email & Document Protection

If you’re interested in Intellectual Property Protection, you ought to read this very carefully because I believe this offer is very disruptive & hugely beneficial to people looking to protect their IP investments.

And if you click through to the original post below, read it to the end where we talk about BYOK:  “Bring-your-own-key”.  Those of you concerned about the NSA & spooky confiscations of your data will really appreciate this part.

imageRMS enables organizations to share sensitive documents within their organization or to other organizations with unprecedented ease. These documents can be of any type, and you can consume them on any device. Given the protection scheme is very robust, the file can even be openly shared… even on consumer services like SkyDrive™/DropBox™/GDrive™.

Today we’re announcing the preview of SDKs, Apps, and Services, and we’re giving details on how you can explore each of them. If you’d like some background on Microsoft Rights Management, check out this TechEd Talk. I’ll also strongly recommend you read the new RMS whitepaper for added details.

Promises of the new Microsoft Rights Management services


  • I can protect any file type
  • I can consume protected files on devices important to me
  • I can share with anyone
    • Initially, I can share with any business user; they can sign up for free RMS
    • I can eventually share with any individual (e.g. MS Account, Google IDs in CY14)
    • I can sign up for a free RMS capability if my company has yet to deploy RMS


  • I can keep my data on-premise if I don’t yet want to move to the cloud
  • I am aware of how my protected data is used (near realtime logging)
  • I can control my RMS ‘tenant key’ from on-premise
  • I can rely on Microsoft in collaboration with its partners for complete solutions

These promises combine to create two very powerful scenarios:

  1. Users can protect any file type. Then share the file with someone in their organization, in another organization, or with external users. They can feel confident that the recipient will be able to use it.
  2. ITPros have the flexibility in their choice of storage locale for their data and Security Officers have the flexibility of maintaining policies across these various storage classes. It can be kept on premise, placed in an business cloud data store such as SharePoint, or it can placed pretty much anywhere and remain safe (e.g. thumb drive, personal consumer-grade cloud drives).

The RMS whitepaper offers plenty of added detail.

Read more about this new service here:


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