Security baselines for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Internet Explorer 11 (BETA)

Update, 13 August 2014:  The final version of this guidance has been posted here.The changes since the beta are described here, with a separate discussion about the changes in the Account Lockout policy here. Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta release of security baseline settings for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Internet Explorer…

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SQL Server 2012 Baselines are now live!

Baselines for SQL Server 2012 are now live and can be downloaded from the following locaitons: download.microsoft.com/…/SQL-2012-Security-Compliance-Baseline.cab download.microsoft.com/…/SQL-2012-Security-Compliance-Baseline_Attachments.cab You can also download and import these into the SCM tool by clicking the "download Microsoft baselines automatically" link on the front page of the SCM tool as well. Thanks, Pat