Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP): what changed

Forefront Client Security (FCS) was replaced by Forefront Endpoint Security in January 2011. While this might just sound like a rebranding exercise, it’s actually a lot more, both from a product functionality and a licensing standpoint. SCCM to centrally manage your systems…. and Forefront. One of main differentiator between FCS and FEP is around managing…

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Windows XP Downgrade rights: a clarification

Recently, I delivered a LiveMeeting on Windows 7 downgrade rights and legalization. The subsequent discussions with partners who attended the LiveMeeting led me to put together a few notes on this topic. As you most likely know, the downgrade rights to Windows XP were extended in last July 2010; Microsoft initially limited the downgrade rights…

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Happy New Year!

On behalf of Microsoft, we want to wish you a great and successful Year 2011 ! I will make sure to update the licensing blog on a more regular basis to keep you updated on important and relevant licensing information. Among other things: EES launch follow up on last December (lots of content on the…

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