The news about the retirement of Forefront TMG 2010 was announced last September on this blog post. Since them I didn’t have I chance to write about it as I was engaged on so many other projects, however (and not intentionally) on that same day that this was announced, I was with Jim Harrison and Tom Shinder in Redmond for a happy hour (that turns out to be more like mourning TMG’s death type of moment), below you can see a little snap of this moment:

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But honestly I don’t have a lot to say other than it was great working with TMG, it was great to be part of the great Forefront TMG 2010 book that we released via Microsoft Press, it was great to work with so many amazing minds that were part of this team. Although my relationship with the father of all that (Proxy Server) started in 1997, I only got certified in Proxy 2.0 in 2000 (see my Transcript here - transcript ID: 733651 - access code: mytranscript). Since them the relationship just got closer and closer…but, we work on the technology field and we need to move on as the market evolves. So, today (the last Friday of 2012) I want to share with you some tips from our MVP Deb Shinder. Take a look on what she wrote about this transition from TMG to another firewall solution:

As we move forward to a new year I want to wish you all a great 2013, full of accomplishment!

Stay safe!