Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The first time you choose the Fax Service option, a prompt lets you know
that you need to sign up for an Internet fax service. When you click OK, you are
taken to the Office Marketplace Web site, where you can choose a fax service
provider. After that, you’ll be able to send and receive faxes automatically while
you work in your favorite applications.
IRM (Information Rights Management)
IRM technology is a new addition to Office 2003 that enables you to limit
others’ accessibility to your critical business documents. IRM actually protects
the document at a file level (as opposed to the network level), giving users
controls that can allow or disable features that could be used to forward materials
to people outside the organization or change valuable data that shouldn’t be
IRM: Quick Facts
Here’s a quick look at some of the key features of IRM:
A document-protection model that works at the file level.
Features for protected documents can be disabled to block
forwarding, e-mailing, faxing, printing, or editing.
Users can set expiration dates for documents so that they will
not be viewable past a certain date.
Microsoft offers an IRM Viewer free of charge to organizations
receiving IRM-protected documents that do not currently use
IRM requires Windows .NET Server and a premium Client
All businesses have sensitive data that they want to ensure stays within the
limits of the organization. Payroll information, private personnel data, critical
strategic information, specifications for new products, and valuable market
research are just a few of the documents organizations want to keep a handle
on. By using the IRM features in Office 2003, organizations can limit how far a