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Information Rights Management for Office 365 Dedicated


Topic Last Modified: 2015-02-16

This feature guide describes the Information Rights Management (IRM) implementation used for Office 365 dedicated plans and ITAR-support plans. The following topics are presented in the guide:

The following information is not covered in this guide:

  • Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) fundamentals. The protection technology used to support IRM in Office 365 is Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). The IRM implementation for Office 365 requires the existence of an AD RMS infrastructure within your on-premises environment. Because your organization already supports your own AD RMS environment, it is expected that you are familiar with AD RMS functionality. Therefore, the scope of this guide only addresses the uniqueness of the AD RMS implementation for Office 365. Details regarding how to build an AD RMS environment or how to utilize any common tools and interfaces within AD RMS are out of scope for this guide.

  • Exchange Online and SharePoint Online fundamentals. IRM functionality is utilized by Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. AD RMS features offered with Office 365 and applicable to the Exchange Online and SharePoint Online services are described within this guide. Detailed information regarding the feature sets of Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, or how to establish these environments, is out of scope for this guide.

  • IRM-enabled application fundamentals. Procedures describing how to utilize specific Microsoft or third-party IRM-enabled applications are out of scope for this guide.

Not all published Microsoft documentation for IRM or AD RMS is applicable for the Office 365 dedicated and ITAR-support plan offerings. Documentation simply labeled Office 365 for Enterprises may only pertain to the multi-tenant plans for Office 365 and not Office 365 dedicated plans.

Additional information about the IRM feature for Office 365 dedicated plans is available in the following TechNet topics:

You can find IRM diagnostic resources for client systems at the Customer Extranet site for Office 365 dedicated plans. These resources include the IRM Client Diagnostics Handbook, Office 365 Rights Management Client Diagnostic Tool, and IRM Client Diagnostics Overview (PowerPoint presentation). Office 365 dedicated plans customers can contact their service delivery manager (SDM) for information on how to obtain access to the Customer Extranet site.

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