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Volume 13, Issue 27 | November 30, 2011


Are Your Security Practices Falling Behind in the Age of Consumerization?

If the consumerization of IT trend is keeping you up at night, you're not alone. Check out our Strategies for Embracing Consumerization, the Microsoft Technologies for Consumerization, and Security Practices for the consumerization of IT.

Tools and Resources for Enabling Consumerization:

•  Security Compliance Manager 2
•  Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services at Microsoft
•  Using DirectAccess to Provide Secure Access to Corporate Resources from Anywhere
•  Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring
•  Managing Network Access Protection at Microsoft
•  Download Microsoft System Center 2012 Pre-Release Products
•  Group Policy for Beginners
•  Forefront Identity Manager 2010
•  Consumerization FAQ
Your Featured Content

Forrester Report: IT Managers Selectively Embrace Consumerization
Microsoft commissioned a research report to gauge how enterprises are approaching the consumerization trend.

TechNet Magazine: Managing Mobile Devices with System Center
Everyone has a smartphone, laptop, and tablet these days, so having a solid strategy for secure device management is essential.

TechNet Edge Video: Extending Virtualization to Unmanaged Devices
In this session, we detail Microsoft's strategy around slate devices, technical differentiators you can expect in Windows slate devices, technologies available to help support non-Windows slate devices, and some of the existing and upcoming Windows slate devices.

White Paper: Public Key Infrastructure at Microsoft
Microsoft IT installed a public key infrastructure to implement a security-enhanced communications and remote authentication infrastructure. This enabled the use of S/MIME signatures and encryption, helped secure web connections by using Secure Sockets Layer or Transport Layer Security, helped ensure the confidentiality of stored data by using Encrypting File System, helped ensure the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted data by using IPsec, and enabled strong network user authentication by using smart cards.

TechNet Radio: Single Sign-on for Office 365
In Part 3 of the Office 365 Deployment Readiness series, Senior Program Manager Mark Heneen dives into the single sign-on capabilities of Office 365. Tune in as he discusses its benefits, the user experience with single sign-on in different locations, and the requirements you need to know.



TechNet Edge Video: How Microsoft Is Becoming a Social Enterprise
Microsoft is enabling social business capabilities using a combination of SharePoint 2010 and custom solutions to better connect employees, increase transparency, and simplify their intranet.

Let System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Help You Enable Consumerization of IT
With Configuration Manager 2012, you can consolidate all of your security and configuration management under a "single pane of glass," no matter what types of devices are at the end of the line.

Windows, iPad, and Android - Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 3) - Accessing Office from the Browser
In this article, Jeremy Chapman discusses the Office Web Applications as part of the SharePoint 2010 or Office 365 service.

Video: Security Compliance Manager
The Solution Accelerators team presents their free tool to help organizations plan, deploy, operate, and manage security baselines for Windows and applications.

YouTube Video: Microsoft Office Future Vision
Watch how future technology will help people make better use of their time, focus their attention, and strengthen relationships while getting things done at work, at home, and on the go.

Twelve Reasons to Love SQL Server 2012: Reason #5 - Rapid Data Exploration and Visualization
Power View and PowerPivot in SQL Server 2012 empower your end users to access and mash up data from virtually any source to create compelling reports and stunning, interactive data visualizations while helping enable IT control and a reduced overall tax on IT staff. Download the SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) today and try it for yourself.

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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

TechNet Flash Editor
Mitch Irsfeld

Securing Employee-Selected Devices in the Enterprise

While the "consumerization" of information technology has been happening, to one degree or another, since computers became "personal," the recent explosion of devices, services, identities, social media, and rich media applications now finds us grappling with the security risks of providing access to enterprise information and resources from an increasingly diverse range of technologies....

Read more


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Training and Books

Training Spotlight: The Virtualization Collection
Training promotions for popular virtualization courses are now available from Microsoft Learning partners. Take advantage of these great deals now available.

Webcast Now Available on Demand:
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Windows 7 migration is the opportunity to lock-down desktops and manage standard user privileges.
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