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If you are a Twitter fan, be sure to follow us at !  Our own John “JG” Chirapurath, senior director in the MSFT Identity and Security Business Group, is leading the Forefront Tweet charge in his typically pithy way.  Come join the conversation about all things identity and security.    Joel Sider


New release of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

This week we released an update to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) – our hosted service providing anti-malware and anti-spam for both on-premises Exchange and Exchange Online.  FOPE can be used as an alternative to the new Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server, or in tandem with it for messaging defense-in-depth. The new release…


Video discussion of Windows Identity Foundation

Watch Vittorrio Bertocci’s interview of Conrad Bayer, Director of Program Management for Identity and Access, about how WIF helps developers build claims-based identity into cloud and on premises applications.


Available now: Windows Identity Foundation for building more secure, simplified access to cloud applications

Today at our Professional Developers Conference Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), a new extension to the .NET Framework that makes it easier for developers to create more secure applications with interoperable, identity-based access.    The software and documentation are available here.  You can watch a video discussion about WIF on Channel 9…


Video: Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange (FPE) Anti-Spam

Another great new TechNet Edge video.  Alexander Nikolayev, program manager for FPE, walks us through how all of the anti-spam features work, including the new functionality with FPE over the previous version.  After a couple minutes we dive right into the whiteboard walking through the mail flow anti-spam features with connection, protocol, and content filtering.


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server launches

Today at the TechEd Europe conference, in conjunction with the launch of Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft launched Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.  The product and evaluation software is available now. Part of our Business Ready Security strategy, Forefront Protection for Exchange (FPE) offers multiple anti-malware engines for 38 times faster detection than single engine…


Developers: Try out the Windows Identity Foundation Release Candidate

Windows Identity Foundation (formerly called code name Geneva framework) is a new Microsoft .NET Framework technology that gives developers a programming model and SDK to create new advanced identity capabilities in .NET applications.  It provides developers pre-built .NET security logic for building claims-aware applications, enhancing either ASP.NET or WCF applications.  Windows Identity Foundation makes it…


Action by Dec 1 – keep your protection current!

A reminder from the Forefront Server Security blog. As we announced on July 1, 2009, Microsoft is revising its engine mix on Dec. 1, 2009 for the Forefront and Antigen products.  This change will allow customers to utilize a set of engines that help optimize detection, while also allowing us to invest in new areas for…


Forefront secure messaging screencast & interview

Cristian Mora Aguilar, Forefront Technical PM, starts off by briefly telling us about Microsoft’s secure messaging solution and what business problems it resolves. He then gives us a screencast / demo of some of the cool scenarios enabled and problems solved with the secure messaging solution.  Find out how Microsoft products help secure Microsoft Exchange Server….