In this video, learn about the prerequisites needed to deploy Azure Rights Management to an Office 365 tenant. Walk through the Office 365 subscription needed, along with the client systems that support the Information Rights Management client.
- [Instructor] If you decide to implement Azure RMS in your organization, the next thing to understand is what needs to be in place. After all, this is not something that's available with a standard Office 365 subscription. So the first thing to do is make sure your organization has a service plan that includes Azure Rights Management. So here's what you'll need to get started: An Azure Information Protection plan, and an Office 365 plan that includes Rights Management.
These items are available for direct purchase online or through the Microsoft enterprise agreement volume licensing program, or through the Microsoft Cloud solution provider program. But discussion about these two programs is beyond the scope of this course. For most organizations, the most straightforward way to implement Azure RMS is to purchase an Office 365 plan that includes this as part of the subscription. For some organizations this may mean an upgrade.
For the enterprise subscription, RMS is included with the Enterprise E3 subscription and higher. It's not included with Enterprise E1. In addition, users must have the client devices run an operating system that supports Azure Information Protection, so the next thing to do is to verify that the devices that you have support this Azure Information Protection client. This lets users classify and label documents and emails.
So for examples of supported devices, you have Windows 10, you have Windows 8 and 8.1, you have Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 installed, and the other server operating systems dating back to Server 2008. Now, what you'll notice about this Azure Information Protection client is that it can label and protect documents and emails using Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and so on, from any of these editions.
So these Office editions include Office 365 ProPlus, with either the 2016 apps or the 2013 apps, or Office Professional Plus 2016, or Office Professional Plus 2013 with Service Pack 1, or Office Professional Plus 2010 with Service Pack 2. All of these different Office editions support the ability to use the Information Protection client and apply labels to documents, and you'll see that in subsequent lessons.
So that's what's needed to lay the Azure RMS foundation. Next we'll look at how to activate this service.
- Activating Azure Rights Management
- Protecting email
- Using classifications
- Assigning permissions
- Securing documents in Office 365
- Securing and encrypting email