Microsoft today described two changes coming to its Forefront product offering.
First and foremost, the organization will quit offering its Forefront UAG (Unified Access Gateway) item on July 1, 2014. Second, its Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) item will proceed to be sold, with the “following significant discharge” planned for the first six months of 2015. Those two progressions were advertised in a Dec. 17 Microsoft server and cloud blog post.
Unified Access Gateway Changes
Forefront UAG 2010 Service Pack 3 is the present form of Microsoft’s opposite substitute and access control result, with Sp3 discharged back in February. UAG 2010 was one of the few Forefront products that Microsoft wanted to proceed after it launched an arrangement of product changes in 2012. Around then, Microsoft proclaimed it might cease offers of various its Forefront administrations, and additionally its Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 product.
Associations that are wanting to proceed to utilize UAG 2010 Service Pack3 will even now get “extended support” for the product until April 14, 2020, after which it will be “unsupported” and lose security fix help. Associations with Software Assurance scope for UAG can change over it into gaining “a Windows Server 2012 Standard server license for every UAG server license,” as per Microsoft’s publication.
Microsoft guarantees that associations can get some, however not all, of UAG’s usefulness in Windows Server 2012 R2. Case in point, the application distributed competence is supported in “the new Web Application Proxy administration in the Remote Access part of Windows Server 2012 R2,” as per the blog post. Furthermore, Microsoft’s virtual private organize like Directaccess innovation has been supported since Windows Server 2012.
Microsoft’s last version of its premises-based character administration solution was FIM 2010 R2 Service Pack 1, which was discharged in January. The premises-based product recently has gotten eclipsed by Microsoft’s cloud-based Windows Azure Active Directory Administration, which was released in April. However, Microsoft asserts that the premises-based FIM product is still part of its guide going ahead, in any event in schedule year 2015.
“The following full arrival of FIM will be delivered as a major aspect of Microsoft’s personality and access administration item guide, which includes both on-premises investment and those we are making in Windows Active Directory and identified cloud Administrations,” Microsoft’s site expressed.
Microsoft’s last form of its premises-based character administration result was FIM 2010 R2 Service Pack 1, which was released in January. The premises-based product recently has gotten eclipsed by Microsoft’s cloud-based Windows Azure Active Directory Administration, which was released in April. Then again, Microsoft claims that the premises-based FIM product is still part of its guide going ahead, in any event in logbook year 2015.
The 2015 FIM product will incorporate a couple of changes. It will support hybrid networks tapping Windows Azure Active Directory. Microsoft additionally plans a few up ’til now unspecified changes to FIM’s client and access administration capacities, as well as its audit and compliance capabilities.