Nov 032010
 

For me, the information below is something I was really looking forward too. Currently the books are only for sale at the O’Reilly Media website. The estimated page numbers for the books bothers me though. For TMG it’s estimated at 88 pages. Hopefully this information is incorrect. There is much more to tell about TMG than just 88 pages. :)

Maybe I’m a bit impatient since I’m eagerly waiting for the study material to do the exam. Oh well I don’t know. After my ISA (2004/2006) exams I might be ready for the next version, TMG. Also UAG is something which is really interesting me.

Anyhow, the books below are what I found on the http://blogs.msdn.com/Microsoft_Press webpage. Have fun with it :)

The new book “Deploying Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server” has been released by Microsoft Press.

648913.inddA quote from the blog website:

A new eBook from Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is now available. Deploying Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (ISBN 9780735648913) presents useful best practices for deploying FPE. Yuri and Tom give a nice overview of what you can expect in the book’s introduction, which is reprinted here.

 

 

The new book “Deploying Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010” has been released by Microsoft Press.

imageA quote from the blog website:

A new eBook from Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is now available. One of three eBooks they have written about deploying Forefront, Deploying Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (ISBN 9780735648920) presents useful best practices for deploying TMG. Yuri and Tom give a nice overview of what you can expect in the book’s introduction, which is reprinted here.

 

The new book “Deploying Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010” has been released by Microsoft Press.

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A quote from the blog website

A new eBook from Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is now available. One of three eBooks they have written about deploying Forefront, Deploying Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (ISBN 9780735648951) presents useful best practices for deploying UAG. Yuri and Tom give a nice overview of what you can expect in the book’s introduction, which is reprinted here.

Jul 152010
 

Check this out, finally the official eBooks for Microsoft  UAG and Microsoft TMG are on it’s way. Hopefully this is an indication of  that “possible” exams will follow any time soon. The eBooks are expected in the fall of this year.

For my personal interests, TMG and UAG are the most interesting books. Anyhow the eBooks which will be released are:

  • Deploying Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server
  • Deploying Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
  • Deploying Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/yuridiogenes/archive/2010/07/08/new-forefront-books-by-microsoft-press.aspx 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2010/07/08/forefront-2010-ebooks-coming-soon.aspx

May 282010
 

Now the dates are official en registration has been opened. I’m not sure yet if I’m going but for anyone who knows it for certain, enjoy!

What you’ll get at this year’s event

  • Hear about the future of Microsoft’s products, technologies, solutions and services directly from Microsoft’s leaders
  • Choose from over 370 technical sessions delivered by Microsoft and industry experts
  • Participate in more than 150 Hands-on Labs and Technical Learning Centres designed to give you practical experience with the latest tools and technologies
  • Network with Microsoft and industry experts, and fellow delegates that share your technology interests and business challenges
  • Plan the features and architecture to support your product and business goals and to prepare your skills for the future

http://europe.msteched.com/default.aspx

May 012010
 

I have a couple of Microsoft Second Shot vouchers available which you can use until June 30th, 2010. Please feel free to use them if you want. Please note, they are only applicable for The Netherlands.

VoucherId Voucher Type Country
92058406FJ Second Shot Netherlands
9205841YRE Second Shot Netherlands
9205841YRE Second Shot Netherlands
9205842DFJ Second Shot Netherlands
9205843QMK Second Shot Netherlands
920584419W Second Shot Netherlands
92058458X4 Second Shot Netherlands
9205846T27 Second Shot Netherlands
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920584AKNC Second Shot Netherlands
Apr 222010
 

The current expected release date for the Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway exam is July 23th 2010, although that might shift when it comes closer.

70-157: Exam MCTS
MCTS: Forefront Integrated Security, Configuring
July 23th 2010

Regarding a TMG MCITP cert, there is no information about that at the moment.

Edit: 29 July 2010.

Yesterday I found somewhere else that the official dates should be around the end of October.

70-157
TS: Microsoft Forefront Network Security, Configuring
premeditated Release-Date: October 20, 2010
70-158
TS: Microsoft Forefront Identity & Access Management, Configuring
premeditated Release-Date: October 22, 2010
70-159
TS: Microsoft Forefront Secure Messaging and Collaboration, Configuring
premeditated Release-Date: October 29, 2010

Edit: 21 October 2010.

A couple of weeks ago (during my holiday) I found at the dutch global knowledge website the courses for TMG and other forefront products.
Dutch website
English using google translation