Get Ready; Here Comes Windows Rights Management

Microsoft is finally set to launch officially its Windows Rights Management Service (RMS) next Tuesday at the RSA Europe show. The Redmondiands had

Microsoft is finally set to launch officially its Windows Rights Management Service (RMS) next Tuesday at the RSA Europe show. The Redmondiands had been hoping to launch earlier in October, so as to be ready by the time Office 2003 rolled out, but an alleged last-minute bug nixed that plan. RMS consists of three components: the RMS Server, RMS client and RMS Internet Explorer add-on. Office 2003 is the first rights-enabled application from Microsoft. And — just to be clear — the RMS code and Microsofts DRM code in Windows Media products are not one and the same.