Hello everyone,

 

I am happy to announce the availability of evaluation HyperV-based virtual machines for Stirling B2. We’ve set up a VHD environment for you to download and test in your lab environments. Complete instructions on how to download the virtual machines is available here (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/cc339029.aspx).

 

Stirling B2 provides:

 

Comprehensive Protection: Stirling integrates leading protection technologies to better guard against viruses, spyware, and spam across clients, application servers, messaging servers, collaboration servers and edge protection.

 

Simplified Management: Stirling provides a central management console for configuring security policies for all Stirling-protected technologies, and provides enterprise-wide visibility and reporting on threats, vulnerabilities and configuration risks.

 

Integrated Security: Stirling integrates with existing Microsoft infrastructure for integrated security and operational efficiency.

 

You can read more about Stirling on the Forefront blog (http://blogs.technet.com/forefront/), our TechNet TechCenter (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/forefront/stirling/default.aspx), and the documentation for Stirling Beta 2 available on TechNet (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc483122.aspx).

 

Download the VHDs and give it a whirl! And come visit us at TechEd – we’d love to hear your feedback in person!

 

Thanks!