The expected ISA Server 2006 SP1 is on the way, Jim Harrison has blogged in the ISA Team Blog about the new features of this release.  The ISA Server community is very excited about this announcement as externally by Tom Shinder on his blog.

 

I just delivered a webcast to the IT community in Brazil through Support Academy (an initiative from Microsoft Latam Team) about those new features and here are some of the demos (I removed the narration since it was in Portuguese J):

 

Demo 1 – Configuration Change Tracking

·         This demo shows the functionalities of this new feature and how to easily identify what change was done in the Firewall Policy.

Demo 2 – Web Publishing Rule Test Button

·         Very cool feature that can be used proactively to see if the publishing rule is working (prior to put in production) or reactively while troubleshooting an issue.

Demo 3 – Traffic Simulator

·         Tired to wait for the user to be able to see the error that he is receiving when accessing a web site? Now you can do your own simulation with this tool.

Demo 4 – Diagnostic Logging Query

·         With this integration you will be able to understand exactly what is going on when ISA is processing your request.

 

Start planning your summer migrations for ISA Server 2006 SP1.