Extending & customizing Dynamic Access Control

on Tuesday, 20 November 2012. Posted in Videos

Dynamic Access Control - Deep Dive & Extensibility

Extending & customizing Dynamic Access Control
In Otober we worte about the extensibility of Dynamic Access Control. Now Dave McPherson, a senior program manager, has presented this deep dive into extending and customising Dynamic Access Control at Microsoft's Build 2012 event.

Planning Access Policy Deployment using DAC

on Tuesday, 06 November 2012. Posted in Basics

Dynamic Access Control Scenarios

Planning Access Policy Deployment using DAC
The team at TechNet have updated their deployment scenario on Central Access Policy. If you have not as yet read this simple step by step guide on utilising Dynamic Access Control to secure and control your companys data, you can find an overview and link here.

Dynamic Access Control developer extensibility

on Wednesday, 24 October 2012. Posted in Basics

Windows Dev Center - Security and Identity

One of the many great things about Dynamic Access Control (DAC) is that it's functionality can be extended by 3rd party developers and vendors. To capitalise on this, Microsoft have delivered a variety of developer extensibility points with Windows Server 2012, that add customization potential for your application development. Many of these extensibility points are outlined in the Windows Dev Center, some with additional information and others to be further developed...

Dynamic Access Control on Windows Server 2012

on Monday, 15 October 2012. Posted in Videos

From End to Edge and Beyond - Episode 21

Dynamic Access Control on Windows Server 2012
Microsoft security bloggers Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes interview Tim Springston, a Senior Support Escalation Engineer from Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) Directory Services Team. Tim talks about Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012 and new enhancements in Kerberos. Tim explains how DAC works and gives examples on how to use it in a mixed environment with Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7.

Document Quarantine with Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control

on Wednesday, 26 September 2012. Posted in Basics

Document Quarantine - Identify, protect, and take further action

Document Quarantine with Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control
In this blog Robert De Luca a Senior Program Manager focused on Identity, highlights some of the early work on Dynamic Access Control during the Windows Server 2012 validation program. Long before Microsoft released DAC to the market, dedicated customers deployed, tested and identified issues during the development phase. Robert will take you through the details of document quarantine using Dynamic Access Control.

Windows Server 2012 Launch Site - DAC Video

on Wednesday, 12 September 2012. Posted in Videos

Windows Server 2012 Launch - Dynamic Access Control Video

Windows Server 2012 Launch Site - DAC Video
Protect critical data with policy-based access control. Construct central access policies and resolve access rule expressions across file shares, individual files, end users and devices. Automatically identify and classify data based on content, and audit access control data and decisions.

Nir Ben-Zvi, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft introduces the Dynamic Access Control (DAC) feature set in Windows Server 2102. He explains how this feature set addresses complience and data leakage issues created by the rapid growth in data.

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012

on Monday, 03 September 2012. Posted in Whitepaper

Introducing Windows Server 2012, by Mitch Tulloch

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Press have published a free eBook outling the many new features of Windows Server, including Dynamic Access Control.

Introducing Windows Server 2012 has 256 pages loaded with inside information from the Windows Server team on how to get the most from your Server software.

The eBook includes tips, screenshots and trouble shooting on enhancing security and compliance with Dynamic Access Control. The enhancements covered include...



Using a New Approach to Auto-Classification to boost DAC

on Thursday, 09 August 2012. Posted in Whitepaper

Dataglobal presents a self-learning classifier to ease the task of rule definition

Using a New Approach to Auto-Classification to boost DAC
The classification specialist dataglobal expands the capabilities of Windows Server 2012 by introducing a new classifier for automatic file classification.

In addition to existing solutions using meta-data, keywords or regular expressions for the classification, dg classification allows administrators to create classifications without writing complicated sets of rules. dg classification can be trained with sample sets to distinguish different types of files.

The whitepaper explains in detail how this can be applied to Dynamic Access Control and how dg classification and Windows Server 2012 work together.


Windows Server 2012 Release Preview: Compelling new features

on Saturday, 28 July 2012.

Much easier DirectAccess deployment and a full-scale dynamic access control system are among the key benefits.

Computerworld - In the first week of June, Microsoft released a near-final version of Windows Server 2012 alongside its client brother, Windows 8 Release Preview. In the days since that release, Jonathon Hassell examined some of the new features in the 2012 edition including Dynamic Access Control. Here's a preview of what he found compelling.

DAC Administration in multiple Active Directory Forests

on Friday, 20 July 2012. Posted in Videos

In-depth video for IT Administrators an DAC administration

DAC Administration in multiple Active Directory Forests
Managing Dynamic Access Controls in more than one Active Directory Forests might be a challenging issue for IT Administrators, but it doesn't have to.

In this video Joe Isenhour, a Programme Managager at Microsoft Windows Server team, will explain to some of the tools that will help you quickly deploy and standardize Dynamic Access Control across all of your Active Directory Forests.

Server Expert Mark Minasi named DAC the No.1 Feature of Windows Server 2012

Written by Bernd Hoeck on Wednesday, 20 June 2012. Posted in Videos

Server Expert explains Dynamic Access Control on TechEd 2012

Server Expert Mark Minasi named DAC the No.1 Feature of Windows Server 2012
In this video server expert Mark Minasi from Minasi R&D explains why he believes that Dynamic Access Control is THE No.1 feature of Windows Server 2012. Marks illustrates the benefits and advantages of DAC in day-to-day examples. This video was recorded on Microsoft's TechEd 2012 in Orlando.

DAC Deep Dive Session at TechEd 2012 North America

on Tuesday, 12 June 2012. Posted in Videos

Session for AD administrators

DAC Deep Dive Session at TechEd 2012 North America
In this session which was recorded at the Orlando TechEd 2012 Matthias Wollnik and Siddharth Bhai give a deep dive intro for Active Directory and Central Authorization Policies using Dynamic Access Control on Windows Server 2012. They illustrate how Dynamic Access Control affect Active Directory Domain Services. This video provides a technical deep-dive on Dynamic Access Control specifically targeted to the AD Administrator. Topics include the mechanics of Active Directory claims, central access policies, new authentication and authorization capabilities, the latest guidance on AD token bloat, and more. In addtion, the video features short demo videos on partner products fro DAC including the self-learning auto-classification engine dg classification from dataglobal.

New Dynamic Access Control demo walkthrough

Written by Bernd Hoeck on Monday, 04 June 2012. Posted in Videos, Basics

New video on TechNet with Dynamic Access Control Demo

 New Dynamic Access Control demo walkthrough

Microsoft TechNet has published a new video with Dynamic Access Control Demo and Walkthrough by Nir Ben-Zvi, a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft File Server team. For the past four years, Nir and his team have been developing and enhancing the Windows File Classification Infrastructure. The new version of Windows Server will enable organizations to manage their file servers so that they can apply appropriate information governance on their data.
The video provides great insights into the new capabilties of Windows Server 2012 regarding Dynamic Access Control. It shows in detail, how classification can be use create a kind of safety net for access restrictions to files.

Exploring Windows Server 2012: Dynamic Access Control

Written by Sean Deuby on Tuesday, 29 May 2012. Posted in Basics

Powerful, flexible, and centralized file security across your domain

One of the big security challenges in a Windows domain environment is ensuring that files—all files, not just the ones you know about—have the correct security applied to them. According to Microsoft, despite the popularity of SharePoint, file servers remain the largest (80 percent) repository of enterprise data. Periodic audits for regulatory compliance are expensive and difficult to accomplish. Adding to this challenge is the fact that in the current Windows Server file environment, there's a gap between the overall information security policy and the actual boots-on-the-ground implementation of these policies on file servers throughout the domain. Anyone who has had to administer a server knows there are many opportunities for exceptions to slip through in an environment where tens, hundreds, or even thousands of file servers must be individually configured to meet corporate policy.

Intelligent Dynamic Access Control (DAC) for Windows Server 2012

Written by Bernd Hoeck on Monday, 21 May 2012. Posted in Basics

Alternative method for access control

Windows Server 2012 offers an alternative to current access control for files on directory or group level with a new, supplemental approach: Dynamic Access Control (DAC). DAC offers as an advancement of so called Claims Based Access Controls the possibility to rule access on files through classification more efficiently and more precisely.