Windows Defender ATP updates including BitLocker & Firewall security controls

Alongside the announcement of down-level support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, there is more exciting news in regards to Windows Defender ATP. Since today Windows Defender ATP Security Analytics is extended with two new security controls; BitLocker and Firewall.

Windows Defender ATP Security Controls: BitLocker & Firewall

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Operations Manager Management Packs for MBAM and CRM now available! #sysctr

The System Center Team blog announced this week 2 new Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager in the Download Center. You can download these and read more using the links below, and they will also be in the Catalog and PinPoint shortly.

    • The views, monitors, rules, and knowledge specific to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 that comprise this Monitoring Pack provide the means for System Center Operations Manager users to centrally manage the server application, its component services, and the computers on which they run. The Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 also contains monitoring for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions
    • This management pack monitors the critical interactions within the server-side infrastructure, such as the connections between the three web services and the two databases, the operational calls between the two web sites and their supportive web service, and finally upload requests between the desktop clients and their respective receiving web service endpoints

The momentum is building as we move towards Operations Manager 2012 Beta, keep an eye out for more information in the very near future!


Overview of System Center Announcements during #MMS2011 #sysctr

During MMS2011 a lot of announcements were made concerning new System Center products releases and important changes. Herewith a summary of the announcements so far:

  • System Center Advisor
  • System Center Concero
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta-2
  • System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta
  • Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) Beta

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