The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 is now available!

Get the most out of Windows Server 2012 with new features that help you to quickly identify, classify, and protect data in your private cloud! This toolkit is designed to help you to:  Identify, classify, and protect data on file servers in your private cloud Quickly identify LBI data that could potentially be moved to a…


HIPAA or PCI or FISMA Baseline? (FAQ)

A teammate of mine posted a FAQ this week about the GRC space and how it intersects with Microsoft Baselines. Check it out! http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/grc-baselines-made-easy.aspx   -jeff PS – for those of you wanting the SCM v2 Beta, I’ve got great news. Just a little bit longer and we will have something for you. Hang in there,…

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Regulatory Compliance Guide update!

Folks, we need your help! If you’re interested in contributing to our efforts to provide the best Solution Accelerators for Compliance, read on. Generally, organizations that need to comply with regulations such as SOX and PCI DSS use a variety of disparate commercial and internally developed practices and tools. Microsoft is currently building a comprehensive…

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Configuration Drift

    In my last blog I introduced a new Solution Accelerator called the Security Compliance Management toolkit. Today I’d like to help you learn more about this new Accelerator, but in a somewhat indirect way—by discussing a problem space known as configuration drift.   Probably the simplest way to understand configuration drift is to…

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Compliance Best Practices

  In the Solution Accelerators – Security and Compliance (SA-SC) team our intention is to provide customers with the ability to easily adopt Microsoft technologies to create solutions. The idea might sound like a marketing ploy, but the truth is that we DO work hard to make Act Faster, Go Further a meaningful slogan.  …

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