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…

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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…

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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…

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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…


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…


Opening soon: Beta review program for new Security Compliance Manager!

I’m super busy preparing the Beta release for Security Compliance Manager (SCM)! I’ve gotten a lot of mail recently about what exactly is this SCM thing? What does it do? Well, I’ve shot some cool video discussing the features and benefits. Keep it locked here, I should be posting it within a week!   Here’s the quick…


The beginning is a very delicate time

Happy New Year from the Security and Compliance team here at Microsoft Solution Accelerators! I haven’t blogged in YEARS! That is changing as of right now. It’s not really a New Year’s resolution so much as a thing I love to do – get involved directly with the people of earth who care about software,…