Happy Holidays from the SCM team!

I’ve been heads-down with the SCM Engineering Team the last couple of weeks planning the next release of Security Compliance Manager (SCM), version 2.0. I’m pretty excited about this release – it is going to take the application / solution to the next level. As I’ve mentioned previously, the focus of the release is simplicity….


Updated version of SCM now available (SCM v1.1.3)

Hello from the SCM Engineering team here in Redmond/Seattle!! We’ve got another update to Security Compliance Manager (SCM), this time it is version 1.1.3. J There is only one minor change in this updated version: SCM Import: fixed ability to import baselines which contain .ZIP file attachments (SQL / Exchange baselines) If you already have…


SCM wiki wiki, wiki wiki

Whenever I hear the word wiki I always hear a sound like a DJ scratching a record – wiki wiki. 🙂 I’m happy to announce the SCM team has started an SCM Wiki on TechNet. This is the part of the blog post where I invite you to contribute to it – because that’s the…


Post-Thanksgiving food coma ends – baselines restored

If you experienced trouble downloading baselines last week, we are very sorry about the trouble! We realized the problem on Tuesday November 23rd and had a bit of a “snow delay” getting the baselines restored. I am happy to report all is now well (and all the snow/ice in Seattle has melted – YAY)!   I’m…


Whoops, sorry about the baseline troubles!

If you haven’t heard, Seattle was hit hard by snow and ice yesterday. It took some people up to 10 hours to get home last night. Holy cow! I was lucky – my boss advised I go home yesterday at about 12 noon and I was sitting in my apartment in downtown Seattle with hot…


New version of SCM causes peace on Earth

Well… I might be exaggerating just a bit about the “peace on Earth”, but it’s a worthy goal isn’t it!? 🙂 I’m writing this post for a couple reasons:   1.    Announce an updated version of Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) 2.    Discuss the SCM roadmap for the next year+   I hope it is…


New IT GRC solutions for Microsoft System Center Service Manager now available for download!

Start shifting the enforcement and management of IT GRC requirements from people to Microsoft technologies with the IT GRC Process Management Pack and the IT Compliance Management Series The Microsoft® Solution Accelerators team is pleased to support the efforts of the Microsoft System Center team by providing IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions that…


New beta setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8

The Solution Accelerators team is happy to announce the most recent additions to the Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta Review Program: new setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Join the Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta Review Program. Members, bookmark this link to get the latest project details. These setting packs, which can…

The future of security baseline management has arrived: Download the Security Compliance Manager!

The Security Compliance Manager is now available for download! Windows 7 security just got easier. The tool includes support for this and other Microsoft operating systems and applications. Many thanks to those of you who participated in the beta review program, and thanks to those who helped us spread the word about this new tool….


NOW OPEN: Microsoft Security Compliance Manager version 1.0 Beta Review Program!

The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the beta release of Microsoft Security Compliance Manager version 1.0, an end-to-end Solution Accelerator to help you plan, deploy, operate, and manage your security baselines for Windows® client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications.The Security Compliance Manager version 1.0 provides centralized security baseline management features, a…