Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Released

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your needs. The MAP Toolkit 3.2 has been released and is available here. It includes a new feature to perform readiness assessment for a…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta Released

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. The existing MAP Toolkit 3.1 is located here and includes desktop Windows Security Center assessment, which is instrumental…

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New case study for Blue Ridge Networks published

Salutations, fellow NAP fans! Check out this new case study for Blue Ridge Networks that was published today. This case study describes how Blue Ridge Neworks, a NAP partner, used Solution Accelerators to integrate NAP, Microsoft Forefront Client Security, and their EdgeGuard product. The study details the situation, the solution, and the benefits of the…

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System Health Agents (SHAs) that are available from Microsoft

Greetings, fellow disciples of NAP! Here is a summary of the different system health agents (SHAs) that are currently available from Microsoft. Note: The following text was shamelessly “leveraged” from our own Greg Lindsay’s upcoming Network Access Protection Design Guide. Thanks Greg! Microsoft provides the following SHAs for the NAP platform: ·         Windows Security Health…

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NAP @ TechEd Podcast

NAP – with Jeff Sigman and Others Jeff Sigman – MicrosoftChris Boscolo – Napera Networks, Inc.Alex Chalmers – Ball State UniversityPattabhi Attaluri – Avenda Systems In this podcast from Tech·Ed NA 2008 IT Pro, Jeff Sigman talks about Network Access Protection (NAP). Alex Chalmers of Ball State University shares his experiences rolling out a large…

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Day 2, NAP’ing TechEd

My NAP overview session went very well yesterday. All the demos went off perfect, and I thought {most} of the audience got a lot out of it. If you attended the session and have feedback, I’d love to hear it. I have a repeat session this Friday, so I have time to make some corrections…

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Launch date for the FCS + NAP Solution Accelerator Kit Revealed

In case you have been asleep on the keyboard, Microsoft is releasing a NAP integration kit for Forefront Client Security 1.0 (FCS). I worked tirelessly (just in case my boss reads this) to make sure it will be a huge success!   Frank Simorjay of the Solution Accelerators team has been blogging recently about the…

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FCS + NAP Update

The fine folks over at the Solution Accelerators team are making GREAT progress on the Forefront Client Security 1.0 NAP integration (FCS NAP). Check out their latest here. This product extension to FCS/NAP should be shipping publicly very soon! Very cool.     {Jeff Sigman}{Senior Program Manager & NAP Hero}{Enterprise Security Group} {NAP Blog, FAQ,…

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The World on {NAP}

In case you haven’t noticed, {NAP} is being deployed across the globe! It is an exciting time with Windows Server 2008, Vista and XP SP3 NAP released and available to the world. Check out the great things 13 of our customers are saying below.   The full details of these customer deployments are in this…

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Exclusive Video! NAP + Forefront Client Security (FCS)

I recorded a video earlier today because of how excited I was to show off the latest development in the world of NAP. The NAP team has worked directly with the Solutions Accelerators team as well as the Forefront team to bring you integration between NAP and Forefront Client Security (FCS) 1.0. Once released, it…

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