Note-to-self: #MIM2016 & #FIM2010 Config documenter released on GitHub

Source: Announcement on MIM 2016 Group on LinkedIn by  Jef Kazimer

Source Code: https://github.com/Microsoft/MIMConfigDocumenter

Jef announced that the Identity Community Projects team has published the MIM Config Documenter tool to the Microsoft GitHub Organization as an open source community project.

The MIM configuration documenter is a very nice and easy tool to generate documentation of a MIM / FIM synchronization or service installation.

It allows to: 

  • Document deployment configuration details for the MIM / FIM solution, including MIMWAL Workflow definitions
  • Track any configuration changes you have made since a specific baseline
  • Build confidence in getting things right when making changes to the deployed solution

You can find the project code, releases, and documentation at https://github.com/Microsoft/MIMConfigDocumenter

 

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Note-to-self: Hotfix rollup package (build 4.4.1459.0) is available for #MIM2016 SP1

Microsoft has released an hotfix for MIM2016 SP, with an awful lot of updates and improvements.. to much to list… but more to read:

See here: Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012498/hotfix-rollup-package-build-4-4-1459-0-is-available-for-microsoft-iden

 

Note-to-self: Security Compliance Manager 4.0 now available for download!

Sometime you get some silent signals that you have been way too busy…

Like stumbling into an announcement of a tool you evangelise…

Security Compliance Manager 4.0 now available for download!

 

 

 

The new #MIM2016 book is out! Must have!

I just got the notice from Packt Publishing today that the new MIM2016  book has been published!
Go check at http://aka.ms/mim2016book.

David Steadman and Jeff Ingalls have been working very hard to create a reference piece of literature, so it’s a must have for your bookshelf.

From the early beginning of the book I’ve been involved in the reviewing, and although it has been a bumpy ride, it has been a great time!

I know my FIM/MIM geekiness/freakiness must have caused quite some headaches to the authors and the publishing project team at Packt, but just be sure it was for the better good.

The ebook version is awful cheap, but I’m going for the paper version anyway as I’m convinced it’s a must have.

So my future FIM/MIM students will have something to look forward to (meaning get their hands on MY copy of the book, … )

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Congratz, David and Jeff!
Now you can take a well-deserved vacation!

 

Some new #MIM2016 CTP stuff on the Connect site

Check out the MIM 2016 connect site: https://connect.microsoft.com/site433.

The Identity and Access Management Connect site is used for:

– Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP1 Preview (MIM 2016 SP1)
– FIM Sync Connectors
– Azure Active Directory Sync Services

If you would like to try out this preview in a lab environment, it is available for download on Connect at  https://connect.microsoft.com/site433/Downloads

Check : https://connect.microsoft.com/site433/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=57668

If you do not see this available for download, ensure that “Active Directory Identity and Access Management CTP” is in your Connect programs list, or add this connect program from the directory https://connect.microsoft.com/directory/ .  You can provide feedback directly by email to aadmimfeedback@microsoft.com or in Connect site feedback.

It’s important to carefully check the description of the download: “These CTPs are intended solely for integration testing and to help us gather community feedback on specific changes or scenarios. As such these previews are for evaluation use only, and are not licensed, supported or intended for production use.  If you need updates for a production deployment of MIM, please contact your Microsoft support representative to ensure you have the latest hotfix for MIM 2016.”

Note-to-self: EMET 5.5 released

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2016/02/02/enhanced-mitigation-experience-toolkit-emet-version-5-5-is-now-available.aspx

Microsoft announced “the release of EMET 5.5, which includes the following new functionality and updates:

  • Windows 10 compatibility
  • Improved configuration of various mitigations via GPO
  • Improved writing of the mitigations to the registry, making it easier to leverage existing tools to manage EMET mitigations via GPO
  • EAF/EAF+ pseudo-mitigation performance improvements
  • Support for untrusted fonts mitigation in Windows 10″

Download is available at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50766

More interesting information at:

EMET 5.5 FAQ: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2458544

EMET at the Security TechCenter: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/jj653751

Note-to-self: free download of the 2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report from CyberEdge Group (and no registration needed)

Source (*): http://www.cyber-edge.com/2015-cdr/

CyberEdge has released the 2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report, which is a very-interesting-read for security professionals.
Among the findings: 52% of respondents expect to fall victim to a cyberattack in 2015.

Although most of these ‘free’ reports don’t cost you a penny, they are not free at all as you’ll need to pay with your personal data.
At minimum with your mail address…

Yes, we know, the registration of your email address is the refund of the marketing these companies need.
But do you want to pay that price?

And a lot of second-line security companies and/or partners of CyberEdge will do the same thing… publishing the free report after you have registered.
(Got the publication notification from Blue Coat systems…, but you can easily find more Bing it yourself.)
The downside of this is that you have no control at all what happens to that registration, despite the privacy and legal regulations (like double opt-in)…

So it’s always fun to look out for really ‘free’ (and legal) downloads… 😉

(*) In this case, stick to the source: http://www.cyber-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CyberEdge-2015-CDR-Report.pdf
[no guarantee how long it will stay ‘free’,…;)  ]

Enjoy!