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Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Beta Released by Microsoft

Microsoft has dished out a new beta version of its Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 tool, which is available for download from the Microsoft Connect website.

The new beta version of Forefront Identity Management 2010 R2 comes with a few new features including credential management with web based password reset and historical reporting via integrating with the System Centre Service Manager data warehouse.

Microsoft also said that it comes with better initial load performance to facilitate ease of use, improved load and scale performance and enhanced diagnostics capabilities.

The product, which readily integrates with Active Directory and Exchange Server, will now also support Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Forefront Identity Manager 2010, which was released back in March 2010, is the successor to Microsoft’s Identity Lifecycle Manager Tool and deals with tasks like user password resets, user provisioning, identity synchronisation and certificate management.

Microsoft is also kicking off the Forefront Identity Manager Community Evaluation Program on 2nd of August.

“Community members are encouraged to attend and new members are certainly welcome. Community Evaluation Programs are a great technical resource for deeper understanding of Microsoft products and to connect with other users,” the company said.

The company plans to release the full version of its digital identity management software in the first half of 2012, ZD Net reports.