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  • 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: 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: Update on Forefront security management

    As enterprise IT evolves, Microsoft continues to evolve its Forefront security management strategy. In order to best help customers simplify the security experience and manage compliance, we are aligning security management with systems and application management. As part of this strategy, Forefront...
  • 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: 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: 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: Follow Forefront on Twitter

    If you are a Twitter fan, be sure to follow us at http://twitter.com/MS_Forefront ! Our own John "JG" Chirapurath, senior director in the MSFT Identity and Security Business Group, is leading the Forefront Tweet charge in his typically pithy way. Come join the conversation about all things identity and...
  • Blog Post: Available right now: Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Service Pack 1

    Released last December, TMG is the next generation of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006. It is a secure web gateway that allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats. TMG provides multiple layers of continuously updated...
  • 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: Converging Endpoint Security and Management: “It just makes sense”

    In October we announced the strategic decision to build Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP ) on System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft’s market-leading change and configuration management product. Part of our Business Ready Security strategy , t his approach better aligns with our customers’...