I am a member of the FSS User Assistance (UA) team. To stay current with our products and related technologies, I read blogs and other online technology sites to keep up with new technologies, tips, and general info about security, messaging, and collaboration. I thought I would share some information about some blogs and other sites Forefront server security products users might find interesting and helpful.
FSS Nerds: (http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds/)
This blog is written by members of the FSS Customer Service and Support team. They use their blog to share tips about using Forefront server security and Antigen products. Recent posts have included tips on using the Antigen Spam Manager (ASM) in conjunction with Microsoft Exchange Intelligent Message Filtering (IMF), how to figure out if a new malware is being caught by the antimalware engines integrated in FSS and Antigen, and information about the Antigen/Forefront worm list. Check it out regularly for tips and tricks from the best support engineers in the business.
The Microsoft Exchange Team Blog: (http://msexchangeteam.com/)
Get all the news about Microsoft Exchange from the people who should know – the Exchange product team. Tips, tricks, what’s new; you name it, if it is about MS Exchange, you can probably find it here. Recent posts include info on updates to the installation guide, recent changes to Exchange’s support policy, and a sneak peek at E14 – the next generation of Exchange server. Check it out.
The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC): (http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/default.aspx)
Get the latest news on malware and other security issues from the MS Security Response Center. Recent posts include information on the Conficker worm and the March security bulletin from MSRC. Stay up on the latest threats to your messaging environment and other computer systems.
TechNet Magazine: (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/default.aspx)
This is not a blog, but rather an online magazine dedicated to Microsoft technologies. In the most recent edition you will find articles about Internet Explorer 8, Active Directory, Office Communications Server, and using Hyper-V virtual environments to increase server availability. There are also regular columns, news, and tips in every edition.
Henrik Walther’s blog: (http://blogs.msexchange.org/walther/)
Henrik Walther is a Microsoft Exchange MVP and MCSE Security/Messaging that works as a system specialist for Interprise Consulting A/S in Denmark. He writes about all things Exchange and is an excellent source for news, tips, and best practices for MS Exchange and messaging infrastructures.
The Microsoft SharePoint Team blog: (http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/)
This is the official blog of the SharePoint development team. The team provides the latest news about SharePoint as well as tips, interviews, and information to help you get the most out of your SharePoint servers. Recent posts include information on the latest updates, an interview with product manager Arpan Shah who discusses SharePoint’s content management capabilities and other features, and information about the SharePoint developer challenge.
The Forefront TMG (ISA Server) Team blog: (http://blogs.technet.com/isablog/)
If you are using the Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG; formerly known as ISA server) on your Edge, this blog is for you. The TMG team and friends provide up to the minute information about configuring, tuning, and troubleshooting your TMG servers. Recent posts include information on using a “honey pot” to catch malware, several troubleshooting posts, and information on new articles in the TMG “Tales from the Edge” series. Peek over the Edge today!
The Forefront Server Security forums: (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/forefrontserversecurity/)
The Forefront Server Security forums are not blogs, but if you have a question about Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE), Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP), Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS), Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC), or Antigen you can post it here and enlist the help of our community of experts to answer your question. Even if you don’t have a question, you can learn a great deal about our products by reading the questions others post and the answers they receive.
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