Microsoft's Office 365 Message Encryption e-mail service is now available

In November last year, Microsoft unveiled plans to release Office 365 Message Encryption, a new service allowing you to send encrypted emails to anyone outside your company. Today, the service has become generally available. The message encryption service means that no matter the end destination of your email being sent via Office 365, Microsoft is adding another level of protection against unauthorized access. 

Microsoft announced this week on its Office blog that its Office 365 Message Encryption e-mail service is now available. Originally announced in November 2013, consumers can now purchase a subscription for Windows Azure Rights Management to begin using the message encryption service, however current users of Office 365 will also have access. Providing protection against unauthorized access, Office 365 Message Encryption is an enhanced version of Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE).

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