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Getting Started with Azure Rights Management

Updated: October 1, 2014

Applies To: Azure Rights Management, Office 365

This section contains information to help you learn more about Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS) and how it can help you to protect information in your organization.

When you’re ready to start deploying Azure RMS, see Azure Rights Management Deployment Roadmap for deployment steps and links for how-to instructions.

If you’ve already deployed Azure RMS, see Using Azure Rights Management. And if you’re a Windows PowerShell user, or just want to see how you can administer Azure RMS from the command line, see Administering Azure Rights Management by Using Windows PowerShell.


What is Azure Rights Management?

An overview of Azure Rights Management, its uses and benefits for organizations that are looking to safeguard and protect information created and shared by using Microsoft Office and Microsoft online services.

RMS for Individuals and Azure Rights Management

Explains the free subscription named RMS for individuals that lets anybody in an organization protect their sensitive files and read protected files, even if their company doesn’t have Rights Management or AD RMS.

How Applications Support Azure Rights Management

Describes how applications such as Microsoft Word and Outlook, and services such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, support Azure Rights Management to help protect your organization’s sensitive data.

Comparing Azure Rights Management and AD RMS

If you are familiar with Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), you might find this topic and table comparison useful to help you identify the similarities and differences between Azure Rights Management and AD RMS.

Requirements for Azure Rights Management

Identify the requirements to deploy and use Rights Management in your organization.

Frequently Asked Questions for Azure Rights Management

See if your question is answered here, or browse to see what others often ask about Azure Rights Management.

Information and Support for Azure Rights Management

Information and links to additional resources, such as blogs, Twitter feeds, forums, how to provide feedback about the documentation, and tips for searching the documentation.

Terminology for Azure Rights Management

A list of terms and abbreviations that are commonly used for Azure Rights Management and you will see in the documentation and UI.

See Also

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