Forefront Beta Preview

On Wednesday, Brett blogged about our brand new beta release of two Forefront Server Security products – Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) and Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP).  Brett talked about our direction both from the broader Forefront division of security products as well as from the perspective of our two products.  I want to […]

On Wednesday, Brett blogged about our brand new beta release of two Forefront Server Security products – Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) and Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP).  Brett talked about our direction both from the broader Forefront division of security products as well as from the perspective of our two products.  I want to build on what Brett said, and I hope that I can fill in some of the details about how we’re going to achieve the visions he outlined.

This past week, we gave you your first peek at the next generation of FSE, and it’s super-exciting on a bunch of levels.  First, on a personal level, I’m one of the newer members of the team, having just graduated from school this past year.  Which means that this is the first software release since I’ve joined the team, and it’s amazingly gratifying to see months of work (well, more like a year for other team membersJ) actually go out to the public.  Second, this release of FSE is our first step in adding a whole bunch of features that you’ve been asking us for – in this beta1 release we’ve focused on making FSE incredibly easy to deploy and manage for IT administrators.  Third and most importantly, this beta release marks our first release with “Stirling,” Microsoft’s new suite for enterprise security and management.

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