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Compliance Solution Accelerators

These free resources will help your organization reduce the risks and associated costs of meeting IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) objectives by automating the configuration, monitoring, and validation of Microsoft products.

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These IT GRC solutions, together with System Center Service Manager, provide a customizable, extensible platform that enables organizations to implement additional IT GRC capabilities. Learn more.

New! Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 now available for download! Strengthen your compliance experience with new features from the Data Classification Toolkit.

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The IT Compliance Management Series will help you configure Microsoft products to address specific IT GRC requirements.

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The IT GRC Process Management Pack SP1 for System Center Service Manager provides end-to-end compliance management and automation for desktop and datacenter computers.

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IT Governance and Compliance Solution Accelerators

Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 now available!
This new Solution Accelerator helps organizations identify, classify, and protect data to enable governance of unstructured data scattered across a targeted number of file servers.
Simplify migration to Hyper-V with new Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager!
The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) provides a Microsoft-supported, freely available, standalone solution for converting VMware virtual machines (VMs) and disks to Hyper-V based VMs and virtual hard drives (VH... more
MOF service management guidance for GRC—get the updated Quick Start Kit
Updated with new materials and references to the latest MOF supplemental materials—this kit will help IT pros get up and running with MOF 4.0. Get MOF. Get to work.

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SCM Office 2013 Beta is now live!
Hello, We have released the SCM beta for Office 2013 on the Connect site. This is a public beta that anyone can participate in, but it will require you to join the program before you can get acces... more
Why We’re Not Recommending “FIPS Mode” Anymore
In the latest review of the official Microsoft security baselines for all versions of Windows client and Windows Server, we decided to remove our earlier recommendation to enable “FIPS mode&rdqu... more
Security baselines for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta release of security baseline settings for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Internet Explorer 11. Some of the highlights of the new security baselines (... more

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Internet Explorer 11 Baseline
When will a security baseline for Internet Explorer 11 be released in Security Compliance Manager?
LocalGPO on Win8/Server 2012
Yes I realize that Win8/Server 2012 have not RTM'd yet, but the localGPO tool refuses to add the MSS settings to my Server 2012 RC instance. How soon can we expect an update to SCM to support Win8/Ser... more
Bitlocker and Win2012
With the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager, I do not see any of the Bitlocker settings under Win2012 (or Win2008) even though it is supported on those OSes. Bitlocker settings are only available f... more

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