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….


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)…


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…


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…


Next version of Security Guidance: Project codename Sundance – Beta Available now !

This Solution Accelerator essentially builds on our previous releases to provide you with expanded best practices and additional automation tools to help you configure and deploy security settings for the following operating systems and applications:   ·         Windows Vista® Service Pack 1 (SP1), ·         Windows XP® Professional SP3, ·         Windows Server® 2008, ·         Windows Server®…


Help us understand how to structure, package, and deliver security guides to make your job more effective!

Dear reviewers, Thank you for participating in this blog for the Security Guides. The customer feedback we received helped us build a high-quality Solution Accelerator that meets the needs of IT Professionals like you. You have worked with our team on multiple reviews, and now have the chance to influence some of the changes we…


Windows Server 2008 Security Guide Now Available!

Microsoft is pleased to announce the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide, which is now available to download. Best Practices and Automation Tools to Help You Configure and Deploy Security Settings in Windows Server 2008 Windows Server® 2008 is built from the ground up with security in mind, and was designed to protect your organization from…


Contribute to the Longhorn Server Security Guide! Join the Review Team!

The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is building guidance and an automation tool for the Longhorn Server Security Guide. The guidance focuses on how to help create and maintain a secure environment for servers running the Microsoft® Windows Server® Code Name “Longhorn” operating system, the next major release of Windows Server®. The guide will explain the…


Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows Now Available!

Microsoft is pleased to announce the Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows, which is now available for downloading. Best Practices and Tools for Computer Investigations If you’re like many of our customers, you’re facing a growing problem of illegal or improper activity on your organization’s computers and networks.  When investigating this activity, you may not…