Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 beta now available

Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of Forefront Identity Manager 2012 R2 beta.  Some of the key areas we’re enhancing with this release include: Credential management with web based password reset Historical reporting using integration to the System Center Service Manager data warehouse Greater ease of use through enhanced initial load performance, improved diagnostics…

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Microsoft Delivers New Cloud Tools and Solutions at the Worldwide Partner Conference

Cloud computing is as big a transformation, and opportunity, as the technology industry has ever seen. Partners and customers can look to Microsoft for the most comprehensive cloud strategy and offerings, in order to improve their business agility, focus and economics. Today, at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced tools and solutions to help partners…

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Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1

An Update Rollup for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is now available here:  Get Update .  In addition to hotfixes, this Update also includes some important changes to note: Support for Windows Embedded 7 platforms:  With this update, the FEP client software is supported on certain Windows Embedded 7 platforms (including Windows Thin PC) and Windows…

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Uncle TechEd Wants You!

The Microsoft TechEd Twitter Army is looking for recruits to twitter off the show floor during our premier TechEd event running May 16-19 in Atlanta. If you’re going to the show and want your opinions heard, be sure to check in at the Social Media area in the Microsoft Server & Cloud Platform Booth on…

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Identity Lifecycle Manager wins GOLD in Information Security Awards

This month, Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 beat out IBM and RSA for Information Security Magazine’s 5th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, taking first place for the Identity and Access Management category.  Readers gave it solid marks across the board, particularly for ease of use, integration with associated products and comprehensive and flexible reports.  You may already…

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Forefront Virtual Event and Deployment Webcasts

There are some great opportunities coming up this month to learn about Forefront solutions. TechNet Simulcast: Forefront Virtual Event https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454002&Culture=en-US   Register for the Forefront Virtual event on June 23rd and 24th to hear from the product team, ask questions and see great technical demos on FEP, FIM, TMG, UAG, FPSP, FPE, FOPE, and ADRMS +…

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Issuing information cards with AD FS 2.0: Community Technology Review released

Microsoft has released the Information Card Issuance Community Technical Preview (CTP.)  This will enable IT administrators to easily issue information cards via Active Directory Federation Services 2.0, giving end users a more flexible and secure means of authentication to applications within the enterprise, across company boundaries and into the cloud.  Through this CTP, we hope to…

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"Twitterview" with Dark Reading tomorrow, May 6, 2:30 pm EST

Tomorrow at 2:30 pm Eastern time, tune in via Twitter to see Kelly Higgins of Dark Reading interview  JG Chirapuarth, senior director of the Microsoft Identity and Security Business Group.  You can follow the discussion at either the Dark Reading or Forefront Twitter Account.

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The 5 Steps to More Secure Collaboration

Today we released Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0, which makes it a good time to talk about secure business collaboration. It is clear that collaboration drives the modern enterprise.  Sharing documents and applications within the company, from the remote office, with trusted partners and customers, into the cloud, etc….

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Forrester Consulting survey reveals enterprises are under-investing in the protection of trade secrets

Microsoft and RSA, the Security Division of EMC, recently commissioned a Forrester Consulting survey of enterprise security managers about information protection.  The results are available in a white paper called “The Value of Corporate Secrets,” available here on Microsoft.com (see Technical Resources) and here on RSA.com.  We issued a joint press release about it, too, available…

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