Microsoft is pleased to announce that Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 will be released in the first half of 2012. Following the successful release of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 last year, the R2 release will include key improvements in the areas of credential management, reporting, ease of use, and additional third party product and language support. Specifically, the areas of enhancement will include: Credential Management· Web based password resetReporting· Historical reporting for managed resources· System Center Service Manager data warehouse integrationEase of Use· Enhanced initial load performance· Improved diagnostics· Enhanced load and scale performanceAdditional Support· Support for Office Outlook 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010· New Extensible Connectivity Management Agent Framework for MA development
Enterprise systems management is changing, so the tools you use must change as well. System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), the stalwart management solution from Microsoft, is following that trend.
One of the biggest changes—at least within SCCM—is the shift toward User Centric Management (UCM). This Continue reading “Microsoft System Center: The New Look of SCCM”