Please let us know about how you use email security solutions in your workplace

Hello everyone, The Microsoft Forefront team is currently conducting a survey and would like to hear your opinions about email security, especially how you use email security solutions in your organization. We would appreciate it if you would take the time to respond to this survey.  This information will help us improve Forefront Protection for Exchange….


Manually updating engines and definitions in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and SharePoint

Hello,   We get quite a few calls from administrators who ask if they can manually update their Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint scan engines.  Well, the short answer is yes, but the long answer is a bit longer, so in order to provide guidance to those…


Forefront Server Protection TechNet Library content refresh

Hi, my name is Suzanne and I am a technical writer in the Forefront Server Protection Information Experience (iX) group here in Hauppauge, New York. I want to tell you about the recent updates we made in our TechNet Library. For Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE), a new planning and architecture section, Maximizing…


Using the FSSMC in clustered Exchange environments

Hey Folks,   A Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) user asked us a question recently about using the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) to manage clustered Exchange servers.  He was confused by our guidance that says the FSSMC can be used to manage clustered servers, but it cannot be installed on a clustered…


The survey results are in!

We recently conducted a survey on the FSS Blog asking your opinions of your current Exchange antimalware solution. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey and share some of the results. We greatly appreciate the time you took to provide your valuable feedback, and I can assure you that your opinions…


Rollup 1 Now Available for Both Forefront Security for Exchange SP2 and Forefront Security for SharePoint SP3!

On behalf of the Forefront Server Protection team at Microsoft, we are pleased to announce the release of the two latest Hotfix Rollups for our Exchange and SharePoint server security products. On February 15th 2010 we shipped Hotfix Rollup 1 for Service Pack 2 for Forefront Security for Exchange Server and Hotfix Rollup 1 for…


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) Capacity Planning Guidance v. 2

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance into Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) capacity planning regarding hardware, such as the number of processing cores, memory requirements, and when to scale up based on CPU utilization and throughput.  Performance guidelines using the capacity planning tool are provided for Exchange Server 2010 deployments….


New Planning and Architecture content available in our TechNet library

Greetings! I am a new technical writer on the Forefront Server Protection UA team. I wanted to make you aware of some new user documentation our team recently made available for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE). If you are looking for the big picture on how FPE protects your Exchange servers and how…


We want your input for the next release of Forefront Protection for Exchange Server

Although we just shipped Forefront Protection for Exchange Server 2010, we are already hard at work planning the next release. To that end, we are very interested in hearing feedback on your experience deploying and managing your current antimalware solution for Exchange. Please take 5-10 minutes to answer the survey questions. This type of feedback…


Migrating from Forefront Security for Exchange Server to Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

Hey Folks,   As you start looking at the new release of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and consider deploying it in your Exchange environment, you will need to know about migrating from previous versions of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE).   There is no direct upgrade from FSE to FPE, but we…