Microsoft is pleased to announce the release of the System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP.

To download these extensions, click here. The System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP are designed for organizations to use with the desired configuration management (DCM) feature in Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to scan the computers in your environment and then document their level of compliance with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC)…

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Just Released: New Beta Security Baselines for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8!

Join now, download the security baselines, and provide your feedback. We are pleased to announce this Security Baselines Beta release. The best-practice guidance and security settings provided by the new Security Baselines Beta will help you plan and deploy your security baselines with ease and confidence. These baselines provide you with prescribed settings documentation and…

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Releasing Soon: System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP

  We will be releasing the System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP later this week. These extensions are the next version of earlier released “SCAP conversion tool for DCM”. This new release expands functionality to both convert SCAP content for use by DCM and DCM reports into SCAP reporting format.   If your organization works…

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IT Infrastructure Threat Modeling Guide

  The IT Infrastructure Threat Modeling Guide is now available. Organizations today face an increasing number of threats to their computing environments. You need a proactive approach to assist you in your efforts to protect your organization’s assets and sensitive information. This guide provides an easy-to-understand method that enables you to develop threat models for…

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Now available: System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP Beta

If your organization is affected by the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) mandate, and the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), then this new Beta program will be of interest to you. The FDCC mandate from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires federal agencies and organizations to configure their computers running Windows Vista® and…

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We just released the Hyper-V™ Security Guide!

The new Hyper-V Security Guide has been released. It provides methods and best practices to strengthen the security of computers running the Hyper-V role on Windows Server® 2008. The guide covers the following three topics:   Hardening Hyper-V We provide you with prescriptive guidance for hardening the Hyper-V role and discuss several best practices for…

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Just Released: the Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series

Launch the Download Now We have just released the Security Compliance Management Toolkit series to help you secure and monitor Windows® operating systems and 2007 Microsoft® Office. This series marks the next generation of Microsoft security guides by automating the security baselines for them. This release includes updated security guides, predefined Group Policy, the GPOAccelerator…

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The Hyper-V Security Guide

The benefits of virtualization are more evident than ever. Microsoft Hyper-V™ technology allows consolidation of workloads that are currently spread across multiple underutilized servers onto a smaller number of servers. This capability provides you with a way to reduce costs through lower hardware, energy, and management overhead while creating a more dynamic IT infrastructure.  …

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Solution Acclerator Health check!

   We would like to ask you to take a few minutes of your day and fill out a quick survey. Tell us how we’re doing, and what we can do better.   We want to hear what you think about Solution Accelerators—if you’ve used a Solution Accelerator within your organization, help us by completing…

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Security in Compliance

  Our sister team, would like to invite you to a set of live meetings focused on IT compliance such as PCI. If you or your manager struggles with the complexities of compliance take the time to listen in on a Live meeting.    —–   ‘Reduce the cost and effort of configuring and validating…

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