Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Identity and Access Partner Summit

Attended some of the Microsoft IDA Partner Summit today, and am excited about the level of change coming from Microsoft.  NT4 to Windows 2000 brought us huge leaps forward, and demanded us IT Pros ramp up on more technologies and protocols.  Server 2008 to Azure looks like this decade’s huge leap forward.  In fact I think it was mentioned in jest that they are interested in talked to anybody interested in port 389 on Azure Active Directory.

Many problems are solved in the next releases from Microsoft, but there are always new problems created and fun gaps to fill with integration glue.  

I expect most of what was presented today is also available from recorded TechEd presentations.  Unfortunately I don’t that link handy but Bing should make quick work of it!

Monday, June 04, 2012

PowerShell 3.0 Release Candidate

There is some really exciting integration glue in PowerShell (including Workflow!) and we now have the Release Candidate available for download:

Windows Management Framework 3.0 – RC

I’ve been running the CTP on my laptop, and some servers and have been really happy.  Looking forward to installing the RC now to see some bugs fixed, and some of the newer functionality we saw from TEC 2012 in San Diego.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

FIM 2010 R2 and BHOLD Now Available on MSDN

Very cool, new toys!  It’s been tough getting access to the BHOLD stuff from Microsoft, but now it is shipped and available on MSDN.

I’m now busy planning on removing workarounds for FIM 2010 issues that are now solved in R2 (yay!  less Craig-hacks!) and salivating over the new Filter-Based OSRs, which is going to allow me to do some configuration clean up, and say good-bye to a lot of EREs.  Not to mention the whole new product now available, BHOLD.  Gonna be a fun summer!