Hey folks, we want to give you a heads up of a change that is going to occur at the end of this week (on May 18 th , 2012), which might impact some operations and that might need action on your part if you are using either of the following products or services to support a rights management solution within your organization:
Because of some recent changes and restructuring in Microsoft online services, the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) service will be retired on May 18 th , 2012. Up until now, the UDDI service has provided service discovery locations for both RMS 1.0 servers in support of the IRM trial service (which works within Microsoft Office), but after this Friday it will no longer be available.
What this means for organizations that are using these products and services is as follows:
The changes indicated in the articles mentioned above can be applied immediately.
Only the UDDI service used for discovery of these services is being turned off at this point. With the changes highlighted above your servers and clients should be able to continue using these services. While the Windows Live ID IRM service is a trial service and, as stated in the terms of service, may be decommissioned in the future, the service itself is not affected by the actions being taken this Friday.
Thanks and let us know if you have any difficulty or additional questions about applying these updates effectively.
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