Security Compliance Manager 2.5 now available for download!

Security Compliance Manager 2.5 (SCM 2.5) is now available for download! SCM 2.5 is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure and manage both desktops and servers using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In addition to key features from the previous version, SCM 2.5…

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Security Talk Series – Discussing the Latest in Security and Privacy

Managing security and privacy can be a daunting task; so where do you begin? Join us for these interactive online series to help you learn how to better address your day-to-day security and privacy challenges, drawing from the experience of some of our top security industry experts. Discover the various products and solutions, the latest…

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Rediscover security guidance from Microsoft Solution Accelerators

Ever wonder what happened to the security guides from Microsoft Solution Accelerators? Your go-to security guidance from Solution Accelerators hasn’t disappeared, it’s just been repackaged. The previously stand-alone Microsoft product-specific security guides are now included within the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool. To simplify: Stand-alone security guides à Security Compliance Management Toolkit à Security…

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How Microsoft IT Leverages Security Enhancements from Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Leverages Security Enhancements from Windows Server 2008 R2, which discusses how Microsoft IT leverages the significant security enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2 to offer an environment that is more secure. Windows Server 2008 R2 offers significant security enhancements related to network…

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Newly released: Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Baseline

We’re pleased to announce that the first of the baselines included in the Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta Review Program is now available for download! The Windows Server® 2008 R2 Security Baseline is a new addition to the security baselines released earlier this year that can be used in combination with the Security Compliance Manager…

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Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta review program

The latest release in the Security Compliance Manager Baseline Beta review program is a new security baseline for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007. This resource is an exciting new addition to the security baselines released earlier this year that can be used in combination with the Security Compliance Manager tool. The Exchange Server 2007 Security Baseline…

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Microsoft Security Compliance Manager

Take advantage of the experience of Microsoft security professionals, and reduce the time and money required to harden your environment. This end-to-end Solution Accelerator will help you plan, deploy, operate, and manage your security baselines for Windows® client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications. Access the complete database of Microsoft recommended security settings, customize…

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Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 8 Released

Hi All, Please visit http://www.microsoft.com/security/about/sir.aspx to view the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR), volume 8, and previous volumes. SIR Volume 8 covers July 2009 to December 2009. SIR provides in-depth perspective on changing threat landscape including: · Software vulnerability disclosures and exploits in both Microsoft and third-party software · Malicious software and potentially unwanted…

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McAfee false positive detection of w32/wecorl.a when using 5958 DAT file

Hi All, McAfee has identified an issue where a specific DAT file version is causing a false positive detection of the w32/wecorl.a virus. When this false positive occurs, Svchost.exe is blocked and quarantined, which will cause the machine in question to shut down with a DCOM error, and can in some circumstances cause a blue-screen….

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Microsoft Support Lifecycle Service Pack Support Policy Revision

  Microsoft has announced a revision to the Support Lifecycle Service Pack Support Policy, to provide customers with additional support options while they migrate to a supported Service Pack.    Under the former policy, when a Service Pack reached the end of support, customers were unable to receive troubleshooting help from Microsoft Customer Service and…

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