Check out the New Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Website!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform website (http://www.microsoft.com/server-cloud).   The new site is a comprehensive source for information relating to our private cloudand virtualization solutions, as well as other solutions based on WindowsServer, System Center, Forefront and related products.  It is designed tohelp connect you to relevant information…

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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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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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Now Available: Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP1

We are pleased to announce the release of Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP1, which includes key updates to the product, including: enhanced DirectAccess deployment and operation, improved monitoring and troubleshooting, as well as enhancements to publishing scenarios.  Trial bits can be downloaded here.  In addition, you can view additional details on TechNet to find…

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One step closer to convergence: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Release Candidate now available

Today in Berlin at TechEd Europe Microsoft vice president Brad Anderson announced that the Release Candidate of Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 is now available for download and we are on track to release to manufacturing by the end of 2010! Built on System Center Configuration Manager R2 and R3, FEP gives customers the ability…

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Microsoft acquires AVIcode Inc. to extend application management to the cloud

Today, Microsoft announced the acquisition of AVICode, Inc., a market leader in application performance monitoring and diagnostics of .NET applications and services. AVIcode will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft and the technology acquired will be rolled into the System Center family of products over time. As more customers move to cloud-based services, they face…

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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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Converging Endpoint Security and Management: Say hello to Forefront Endpoint Protection

Today the team delivered the anticipated Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) public beta to customers.  The successor of Forefront Client Security is built on System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R2, allowing customers to use their existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection. The end result? Customers will save capital costs on…

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Available right now: Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Service Pack 1

Released last December, TMG is the next generation of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006.  It is a secure web gateway that allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats.  TMG provides multiple layers of continuously updated protections against the latest Web-based threats, including URL filtering,…

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