FIM 2010 R2 Beta is live on MS Connect – FIM 2010 R2 Community Evaluation Program (CEP)

The Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Community Evaluation Program has been launched.

It allows you to evaluate the pre-release version of Microsoft® Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2. The

Members of this program are able to evaluate the Beta version of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2.

This Beta focuses on the new and improved features included in the FIM R2 release.

  • Reporting
  • Web-based Self-Service Password Reset
  • Improved performance for the initial load of the FIM database
  • Scale and load performance improvements
  • Outlook® 2010 support for the FIM add-ins and extensions
  • SharePoint® 2010 support
  • Improved troubleshooting support.

You can download the installation bits & bytes from the Connect site by

1. Clicking on this link: https://connect.microsoft.com/site433/SelfNomination.aspx?ProgramID=6639&pageType=1


2. Logging into Connect

    The download includes the R2 docs and langpacks.

The documents will be published on Technet shortly.


You’ll notice that the download section not only contains the beta software.

There is more…

The program hosts a series off online sessions on different CEP topics
2-Aug-‘11 : CEP Kick-off, FIM 2010 R2 Intro – What’s New
16-Aug-‘11: Reporting
30-Aug-‘11: Web-based Password Reset
13-Sep-‘11: Performance Improvements
27-Sep-‘11: Outlook 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Support
11-Oct-‘11: Troubleshooting Improvements
25-Oct-‘11: Wrap-up and Customer Success Stories

Time to get started!

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 – Community Evaluation Program on Microsoft Connect

In june 2011 the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 CEP program is launched.

CEP stands for Community Evaluation Program.

Do you know the Community Evaluation Program at Microsoft Connect?

As explained by the landing page: “The Community Evaluation Program from the Management and Security team at Microsoft provides IT professionals a structured approach to evaluating System Center and Forefront products before their final release. Members of this program are able to evaluate early versions of products with guidance from the product team and by sharing of experiences and best practices among a community of peers.

This site is a starting point to get involved with the Community Evaluation Program.  Once you have applied and been accepted to a program, you will be invited to a product specific site on Connect.  Please check this page often for updates on current and upcoming programs.

For any questions about the CEP, you can mail the CEP team at mscep@microsoft.com.

To apply for the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Community Evaluation Program, see the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Community Evaluation Program Application.
Additionally you can Download the Datasheet.

Have fun!