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  • Blog Post: Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 beta now available

    Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of Forefront Identity Manager 2012 R2 beta. Some of the key areas we’re enhancing with this release include: Credential management with web based password reset Historical reporting using integration to the System Center Service Manager...
  • Blog Post: The 5 Steps to More Secure Collaboration

    Today we released Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 , which makes it a good time to talk about secure business collaboration. It is clear that collaboration drives the modern enterprise. Sharing documents and applications within the company, from...
  • Blog Post: "Twitterview" with Dark Reading tomorrow, May 6, 2:30 pm EST

    Tomorrow at 2:30 pm Eastern time, tune in via Twitter to see Kelly Higgins of Dark Reading interview JG Chirapuarth, senior director of the Microsoft Identity and Security Business Group. You can follow the discussion at either the Dark Reading or Forefront Twitter Account .
  • Blog Post: FIM customers speak out at the RSA Conference

    Security blog Security Squared just posted an in-depth piece about how First American Title is using FIM for identity management of 13,000+ employees. The author met with First American's Cameron Cosgrove and Scott Weir yesterday, here at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Here's the full text....
  • Blog Post: Oxford Computer Group and BHOLD team up with FIM

    The Microsoft partner ecosystem continues to rally around Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) and Microsoft identity and access management solutions . For example, Microsoft gold partner Oxford Computer Group and BHOLD Company, which provides software solutions for authorization management and control,...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1

    An Update Rollup for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is now available here: Get Update . In addition to hotfixes, this Update also includes some important changes to note: Support for Windows Embedded 7 platforms : With this update, the FEP client software is supported on certain Windows...
  • Blog Post: Gemalto supports FIM with strong authentication

    At RSA Gemalto announced that its Protiva Strong Authentication Server is now fully integrated with Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010. Thanks to this combined solution, organizations can provision, deploy and manage smart card-based one-time password devices linked to Gemalto strong authentication...
  • Blog Post: At the RSA Conference? Don't miss these presentations

    If you are in San Francisco at the RSA Conference, be sure to visit the Microsoft booth (#1517) for these 20 minute theatre presentations: Wednesday: Better Together: Exchange Server 2010 and the MS Forefront Secure Messaging solution: 12:40 pm Securely Collaborate with Partners and Employees...
  • Blog Post: RSA Conference 2010: Identity at the Forefront

    This week the RSA 2010 conference is happening in San Francisco and, as usual, Microsoft is an active participant at the event . Today Scott Charney, vice president of Trustworthy Computing, keynoted about Microsoft’s continued efforts to create a safer, more trusted Internet. He spoke about cloud security...
  • Blog Post: Identity Lifecycle Manager wins GOLD in Information Security Awards

    This month, Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 beat out IBM and RSA for Information Security Magazine’s 5th annual Readers’ Choice Awards , taking first place for the Identity and Access Management category. Readers gave it solid marks across the board, particularly for ease of use, integration...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Identity Manager RC1 at TEC 2009

    Forefront Identity Manager Release Candidate 1 will be released on Sept 30 - moving closer to final release next year. In advance of the RC1 release, we will preview it this week at The Experts Conference (TEC) 2009 EMEA . TEC 2009 EMEA presents a great opportunity to showcase significant feature enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Forrester Consulting survey reveals enterprises are under-investing in the protection of trade secrets

    Microsoft and RSA, the Security Division of EMC, recently commissioned a Forrester Consulting survey of enterprise security managers about information protection. The results are available in a white paper called "The Value of Corporate Secrets," available here on Microsoft.com (see Technical Resources...
  • Blog Post: FIM Webcasts!

    Don't miss these webcast opportunities to learn about Forefront Identity Manager 2010 . TechNet Webcast: Forefront Identity Manager 2010: Monitoring and Troubleshooting FIM in Production (Level 300) Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 includes rich features...
  • Blog Post: Omada extending the power of FIM

    At RSA this week Omada (a Microsoft partner-of-the-year award winner) showcased its solutions to extend the power and value of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 , including modules for user re-certification, SharePoint governance, compliance reporting, role based access and business process. The company...
  • Blog Post: Issuing information cards with AD FS 2.0: Community Technology Review released

    Microsoft has released the Information Card Issuance Community Technical Preview (CTP.) This will enable IT administrators to easily issue information cards via Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 , giving end users a more flexible and secure means of authentication to applications within the enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Virtual Event and Deployment Webcasts

    There are some great opportunities coming up this month to learn about Forefront solutions. TechNet Simulcast: Forefront Virtual Event https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454002&Culture=en-US Register for the Forefront Virtual event on June 23 rd and 24 th...
  • Blog Post: Passlogix builds on FIM for single sign on

    More FIM partner news. At the RSA conference this week Passlogix announced the integration of its v-GO® Single Sign-On ™ and related components of its v-GO Access Accelerator Suite with the new Forefront Identity Manager 2010. From the press release: The integration will enable organizations that...
  • Blog Post: Uncle TechEd Wants You!

    The Microsoft TechEd Twitter Army is looking for recruits to twitter off the show floor during our premier TechEd event running May 16-19 in Atlanta. If you’re going to the show and want your opinions heard, be sure to check in at the Social Media area in the Microsoft Server & Cloud Platform...
  • Blog Post: MSFT Identity and Access news: Forefront Identity Manager RC1 and ADFS 2.0 SAML interoperability

    The RC1 release of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM) is available today here . The next version of Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, FIM 2010 dramatically improves enterprise identity management by delivering powerful self-service capabilities for Office end-users, rich administrative tools and enhanced...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Delivers New Cloud Tools and Solutions at the Worldwide Partner Conference

    Cloud computing is as big a transformation, and opportunity, as the technology industry has ever seen. Partners and customers can look to Microsoft for the most comprehensive cloud strategy and offerings, in order to improve their business agility, focus and economics. Today, at the Worldwide Partner...