Today we’re very excited to announce RMS (aka IRM) support in the new Office for Mac preview. Yair Cohen is a Program Manager on the team and he’ll talk about the release in more detail.
Dan (on behalf of the RMS team)
Hi, this is Yair. Last Thursday was a big day for the Mac community – Office 365 announced public availability of the new Office 2016 Mac Preview.
As part of our commitment to enable Information Rights Management (IRM) in Office on all platforms, we are proud to announce that Office 2016 for Mac has Azure RMS support.
Office 2016 for Mac is powered by the cloud so you can access and share your documents on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint at anytime, anywhere. With Azure RMS, you can also secure and control your documents wherever they go.
The new Outlook (released), Word, PowerPoint and Excel for Mac support Azure RMS and AD RMS, which means that users can now send and receive IRM emails, as well as open and create IRM documents, and share them within and outside your organization.
Office 2016 for Mac is not yet listed in our official documentation (the client capabilities table that lists supported applications) while it remains prerelease. But do keep checking this documentation and our blog for updates.
We’re looking forward to hearing from the Mac community and will use the feedback to finalize the product for release later this summer. You can download the Office apps today and try them yourself!
Note: If you are part of an organization that uses AD RMS, you need to install the new Mobile Device Extension package as described here. This is because Office IRM depends on the new RMS SDK 4.1, which uses OAuth 2.0 to authenticate users.
Please send us your feedback to Ask the RMS Info Protection Team.
Yair on behalf of the RMS team