As of today, my favorite product – or at least the one I’m using most these days – has now had the next version released to manufacturing: FIM 2010. This release, however, is not just an incremental release, but a whole new product. Yes, the “old” sync engine is still there, but it’s been re-done for full support of the x64 environment. What’s really new are the portal and workflow pieces.
In short, you now get a SharePoint portal which can do numerous things, like account and group provisioning, management, email based workflows and Outlook integration, self service password reset, and my favorite: codeless provisioning.
If you are in need of any automation in your identity management process, I highly recommend this product.
After all – I’ve been waiting for this for a long time, and I think it may just be worth the wait.