Hi everybody,

We are pleased to announce beta 2 availability of the IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) solution for System Center. If you remember, we'd announced beta 1 at teched EMEA (Berlin)  last year. To refresh, our IT GRC solution includes the Microsoft® IT GRC Process Management Pack and the Compliance Management Series, both of which are deeply integrated with System Center Service ManagerThe IT GRC Process Management Pack for System Center Service Manager provides end-to-end compliance management and automa­tion for desktop and datacenter computers. The IT Compliance Management Series helps IT pros configure Mi­crosoft products to address specific IT GRC requirements. 

This solution helps customers reduce the costs and complexity of managing IT compliance and mitigating risk. Due to the deep integration with the System Center product suite, customers can automate the implementation of control activities and optimize the ongoing validation and testing of their compliance programs - making them always ready for their IT audits. Implementing this end to end solution with System Center allows organizations to shift the enforcement and management of IT GRC requirements away from personnel and directly to the underlying Microsoft technologies, thus enabling them to meet their compliance and regulatory commitments in an efficient and reliable manner

The beta 2 materials are available for download hereWe invite you to download, evaluate, and provide feedback!

Here's how you can provide feedback and comments about your experience using Microsoft's IT GRC beta 2 solution:

- Feedback on System Center Service Manager and the IT GRC Process Management Pack: Please use the System Center Service Manager forum

- Feedback on the Compliance Management Series: Please use Compliance Management forum 

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Thanks a ton! Enjoy!

Ananthanarayan Sundaram (ansundar@microsoft.com)

System Center Product Management