New Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint Whitepapers are available!

Hi, my name is Scott Floman and I’m a technical writer in the Forefront server protection Information Experience (iX) group. We recently released Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) and I want to let you know about several whitepapers that were written about FPSP. These whitepapers are available at the following URL:


Here is a brief overview of each of the new whitepapers:

Windows PowerShell Management of Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint—This whitepaper describes how you can access the Forefront Management Shell in order to enter FPSP Windows PowerShell commands. Windows PowerShell is command-line shell and task-based scripting technology that enables the automation of system administration tasks. This whitepaper presents an overview of how to use the Forefront Management Shell, describes the various FPSP commands (or cmdlets), and provides sample scripts for programmatically automating specific tasks. It also shows how Windows PowerShell can be used to export and import configuration settings to aid in multi-server management.


Monitoring Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint—This whitepaper describes the available monitoring tools for isolating and investigating operational issues in FPSP.  In the FPSP Administrator Console, the Dashboard provides health monitoring reports and statistics about your FPSP environment.  Incidents and quarantined items logged are also reported upon, and e-mail notifications are available to alert administrators about FPSP activity. There are several additional monitoring tools you can also use that are described in this whitepaper, including Windows Performance Monitor, System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack, Best Practices Analyzer, Event Viewer, and Task Manager.  


SharePoint Scanning and Integration with Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint—This whitepaper explains FPSP’s integration with SharePoint as well as details around each of the integration points. It contains architecture diagrams as well as information about FPE and SharePoint configuration settings.

Other good resources for obtaining documentation or technical information about FPSP are:

There are other Microsoft forums, blogs, and online technology sites that might prove useful as well; for more information, read this blog article:


Thanks for reading.

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