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  • Blog Post: Just Released: the Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series

    Launch the Download Now We have just released the Security Compliance Management Toolkit series to help you secure and monitor Windows ® operating systems and 2007 Microsoft ® Office. This series marks the next generation of Microsoft security guides by automating the security baselines for them...
  • Blog Post: IT Compliance Management guide

    I wanted to take an opertunity to introduce the latest Solution Acclerator. If your intrested in Compliance you should take a look at this guidance. Download it NOW! Shift efforts of Governance Risk and Compliance to technology, using the IT Compliance Management guide! You already own Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Update for Solution Accelerators Navigation.

    Solution Accelerators Security site has a new face, you should check it out. The Solution Accelerators Techcenter for Security was published recently to help better navigate the security Solutions Accelerators. The library contains a vast array of Accelerators addressing issues in response management...
  • Blog Post: We just released the Hyper-V™ Security Guide!

    The new Hyper-V Security Guide has been released. It provides methods and best practices to strengthen the security of computers running the Hyper-V role on Windows Server® 2008. The guide covers the following three topics: Hardening Hyper-V We provide you with prescriptive guidance for hardening...
  • Blog Post: SCM v2 (BETA) + New Baselines Available to Download

    [ UPDATE: September 6th, 2011 ] The Beta review period for SCM2 ended August 31st, 2011 (and the download is no longer available). We've been working on stabilizing the build and meeting release requirements. Look for the RTW of SCM2 on September 15th, 2011. Hello world! I know a lot of you have...
  • Blog Post: New IT Governance and Compliance Solution Accelerator - Beta available for download Now!

    The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team has a new IT governance, risk, and compliance (IT GRC) Solution Acclerator beta release you should check out. It’s called the the Data Classification Toolkit (DCT) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and it helps organizations consistently identify, classify, and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Compliance Management

    The Solution Accelerators - Security and Compliance team has released a beta version of its first set of guides in the Compliance Management Series. This effort expands on the work done in the Regulatory Compliance Planning Guide published in 2006. Here is a bit of detail on the new Solution Accelerator...
  • Blog Post: There's still time to participate in the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 8 Beta review!

    The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 8 Beta (DCT) review period will soon close, but there is still time to participate. Thanks to all of you who have already downloaded the beta release and provided us with your feedback. Your input helps us to improve the quality of the final DCT release...
  • Blog Post: Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 - Now Available

    Identify, classify, and protect data across targeted file servers in your organization The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce that the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available for download. Download the toolkit The Data Classification Toolkit for...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Security Baselines for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8!

    Download the newly updated Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series! We are very pleased to announce the release of new security baselines for Windows® 7 and Windows® Internet Explorer® 8. These new baselines are now included with the Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series...
  • Blog Post: Integrate AccessChk.exe with DCM Scripts

    The DCM feature supports a powerful way for data discovery by using scripting. By invoking AccessChk.exe from DCM scripts, the output of user rights assignment data from AccessChk.exe can be collected by the DCM scripting data discovery provider. The following procedure enables you to use Microsoft Visual...
  • Blog Post: Quickly Identify, Classify and Protect your Data on Windows "8" Servers!

    Announcing the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server "8" Beta! A successful data classification program requires careful planning in these critical areas: Identification of applicable IT GRC authority documents. Documentation of controls to satisfy authority document requirements...
  • Blog Post: How to Use AccessChk.exe for Security Compliance Management

    In this article we invite Michael Tan, one of our senior program mangers, to introduce a new feature in the recently updated Sysinternals tool called AccessChk. His two part article looks at how the new AccessChk feature works and the benefits of using this Sysinternals tool. The second part takes a...
  • Blog Post: To Social Network, or NOT

    More social networking solutions are available today than ever. As a user of two of the technologies, Linkedin and Facebook, I think both provide great capabilities and both are limited. For example, Linkedin provides capabilities for maintaining a professional profile, while Facebook provides great...
  • Blog Post: New beta setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8

    The Solution Accelerators team is happy to announce the most recent additions to the Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta Review Program: new setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Join the Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta Review Program. Members, bookmark this link...