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  • Blog Post: Interview on "Taste of Premier" about Security Guidance for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and IE 11

    Aaron Margosis interviewed on Channel 9's Taste of Premier about Security Guidance for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and IE 11:
  • Blog Post: Webcast for upcoming Local GPO tool

    Updated, 28 April 2008 We're preparing a new utility for public release and will be demonstrating it in a webcast on Thursday, May 8, 2008 Tuesday, April 29, 2008 , 2:30pm Eastern time. The utility is called Apply_LGPO_Delta, and makes it possible to automate custom changes to local group policy...
  • Blog Post: 12/19/2007 FDCC Webcast: Utility to Apply FDCC Settings to Local Policy

    Please post your comments and questions with respect to this webcast here...
  • Blog Post: Utilities for automating Local Group Policy management

    This page has the most recent versions of utilities for automating the management of Local Group Policy Objects (LGPOs). [Update, Jan 15, 2010: Instead of linking to another page containing the latest versions of the utilities, the utilities will always be attached to this page.] Because the software...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming FDCC webcasts

    Our upcoming FDCC webcasts include: Dec 5, 2007: Top 10 Questions About FDCC Discussion of the Top Ten List of questions customers have asked Microsoft with respect to the FDCC initiative Dec 19, 2007: Utility to Apply FDCC Settings to Local Group Policy Demonstration and discussion of a new utility...
  • Blog Post: Q&A From "Using BitLocker with FDCC and FIPS" webcast

    Q&A content from the "Using BitLocker with FDCC and FIPS" webcast from May 27, 2008. The recording of the webcast may be viewed on-demand here . Question: You may have mentioned this earlier but should FIPS be setup before or after FDCC? Answer: FIPS should be enabled and applied to...
  • Blog Post: FDCC Webcast: FIPS Challenges - Q & A

    Author: Paul Fox, Senior Consultant Question : Is it possible to save more than 1 Set of Recovery Keys to a single USB drive? Answer: Yes, you can save multiple BitLocker recovery keys to single USB drive. The size of a key is 124 bytes. More information can be found at