FIM R2 Officially Released Today

“We’re pleased to announce general availability of FIM 2010 R2.  Details of the announcement can be found on the Server & Cloud news blog @” More to follow…


A (Comprehensive) FIM 2010 Terminology Document

Greetings from Redmond! Over the past several months I have been listening to customer feedback around learning and understanding FIM 2010.  As I collected the feedback and talked with customers it is evident that the steep learning curve is not due to the technology as much as it is the language we use.  We use a lot of new words in the product that…


From the Field: FIM Q&A – April 9, 2012

Welcome to this edition of FIM Q&A.  This week I am going to focus on Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).  WMI is critical for FIM to function from running/stopping run profiles to syncing passwords.  Let’s get right to it…   Q1: My WMI is broke!  How did it get this way? A1: According to some trusted Microsoft support…


FIM 70-158 Certification

Greetings from Redmond!  Are you interested in FIM?  Been working with FIM for some time?  I encourage you to take exam 70-158: Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Configuring.  I felt this was a good assessment of real world situations, a few of which I had run into over the past month.  Even though there are no authorized FIM 2010 books to help you…


From the Field: FIM Q&A – Mar 12, 2012

Q1: I want to connect FIM to a data source that does not have an in-the-box Management Agent.  What is the process of purchasing an extensible Management Agent from a Microsoft partner?  Will this impact my support with Microsoft? A1: The FIM 2010 Management Agents from Partners TechNet article lists several partner solutions.  If you…


FIM Lotus Domino 8.x Connector RTM now available!

Email from Andreas Kjellman (Microsoft program manager for I&AM): “We have just released the RTM for Lotus Domino 8.x Connector to Microsoft Download Center. It is an optional component for FIM2010 Update 2. Note that this connector is not supported with FIM2010 R2 RC but will be supported with FIM2010 R2 RTM in the future….


FIM 2010 Update Rollup 2 now available!

Update Rollup 2 (build 4.0.3606.2) is available for Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010. This hotfix package resolves several issues and adds several features that are described in the “More Information” section. Additionally, this update contains all servicing fixes that were made since the release of FIM 2010. PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must have…


Hello PFE!

Greetings from Redmond!  I trust that you all are fully recovered from the holiday break and are ready to tackle your new year goals.  This is a quick post to say what’s new…and explain the delay in blogging.  I hired into Microsoft about a year ago on an internal position that was geared internally and…