Win A Free Copy of Packt’s FIM 2010 R2 Handbook

Win A Free Copy of Packt’s Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Handbook e-book.

I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and are organizing a give away especially for you. All you need to do is just comment below the post and win a free copy of Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Handbook. Two lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of the book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky One.


Overview of Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Handbook eBook

  • Prerequisites for installing FIM 2010 R2
  • How to install and scale the solution
  • Implementation of User and Group Management including Self-Service

How to Enter?

[Competition is Closed: Congratulations to the Winners Paulo H. Campos and Joakim Ingesson!]

All you need to do is head on over to this page and look through the product description of these books and drop a line via the comments below to let us know what interests you the most about this book. It’s that simple.


The contest will close on October 31 2012. Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!

27 Replies to “Win A Free Copy of Packt’s FIM 2010 R2 Handbook”

    • Kent Post author

      Trying to cover CM in just a chapter was not easy and I agree I had to skip many details. Maybe a book on CM alone or just an online article about the complexity of the FIM CM permission structure. I”ll see what I can do.

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  2. Ola Johansson

    I agree with Tom, FIM CM and permissions. I´ts hard to find info about CM in general. So more FIM CM please.. 🙂

  3. S. Hans.

    Reporting is one of the most important enhancements. I”ld like to understand more about Synchronizing data from FIM to SCSM and the SCSM ETL process. Guess that modifying the reports will be mandatory for customization.

    • Kent Post author

      Agree that Reporting is very important news in R2. Customizing the Reports and customizing the schema handled by reporting and SCSM is quite a challenge. As more customers have implemented the feature and I have had a chance to collect some real life customization requests I will look at writing a separate article about it. For now you need to check TechNet,

    • Kent Post author

      That”s the way to do it! To many fails to really think about the pre-reqs. Aliases, service accounts etc will prove important if you later to try to scale or migrate. Do not forget to use SQL aliases!

  4. Ali Khawaja

    reporting and certificate management are the key areas that I am interested in. what are the extensibility points for certificate management, what is supported, and what is not supported, etc.

  5. postanote

    Specific interests:
    • How to install and scale the solution
    • Implementation of User Management including Self-Service
    • Implementation of Group Management including Self-Service
    • Issuing Smart Cards using FIM Certificate Management
    • Troubleshooting FIM 2010 R2
    Though the above are of interest, what would be more of interest is spending much more time on fully identifying and understanding provisioning/de-provisioning, specifically with regards to O365 integration, UAG, as well as concert with System Center Configuration Manager, Orchestrator and Service Manager for pinning all provisioning efforts to device provisioning, device control (CMDB efforts), helpdesk, and risk management efforts.

  6. Steve WIederrich

    Reporting is the need my customers have. Looking forward to reading about what is incluced in the R2 release.

  7. Joakim

    It””””s time to take control of our FIM setup and learn what our consultants helped us with. Everything is new but very exciting

  8. patrick mattss0n

    I would like to ramp my CLM knowledge to FIM, guess that this book would be a very good starting point! 🙂

  9. Thomas

    Seems to focus much on user management utilizing FIM Portal.
    Maybe you should think about an edition more related to architecture and data model. Especially storing resources for provisioning, organization management models and so on.
    Out of the box stuff usually will reach its limits fast and then the coding mess starts unless you have a clean data model and architecture. Using FIM as an IAM solution for the non MS world would be a nice fokus too.

  10. JLDixon

    I”m very interested in the book as my company works to find solutions and additions for FIM related to customer needs. I”m excited to see FIM Poetal Customization, Smart Card, Using FIM to manage O365 and othe rcloud identitiesand Customizing Data Transformations

  11. Paulo H. Campos

    I´m working with FIM2010 since ILMv2. Here in Brazil there are not professionals with skill to serve the large demand that comes arising. I read the chapter 7 about Password Reset of his book and it was great.
    Me and a frined that work with FIM2010 are thinking in write a book also.


  12. Robing.

    I would be interested in the group management part. Also I like to get some more detailed information about group management.

  13. Akshat

    I browsed through the Table of Contents and definitely this book has great contents. FIM CM, Managing O365 and Other Cloud Identities and Troubleshooting are most interesting parts of this book for me. I have being working with Identity Management since MIIS and always have had difficulty with troubleshooting which I hope this book will have a lot of information about.

  14. Juan C. Canto

    I””””ve bee working in FIM projects for the last 3 years. It looks like a complete book.

    I am interested in these chapters:
    Chapter 7: Self-service Password Reset
    Chapter 8: Using FIM to Manage Office 365 and Other Cloud Identities
    Chapter 9: Reporting
    Chapter 11: Customizing Data Transformations
    Chapter 13: Troubleshooting
    Hope the book will have a lot of information on this topics

  15. Hira Lal

    Hi all,
    This book not only is a complete reference of FIM but also a developers guide to learn and implement FIM from scratch. With well explained definitions to in-depth examples, “All is Well” about this book. I am interested in FIM integration to Cloud services the most as most of the applications have moved to cloud. So why keep FIM waiting down the lane.FIM rocks and this book keeps it rocking.

  16. Peter Groeneveld

    Looks like a nice complete reference of FIM.
    I am specifically interested in :
    Chapter 8: Using FIM to Manage Office 365 and Other Cloud Identities
    Chapter 9: Reporting
    Chapter 11: Customizing Data Transformations
    Chapter 12: Issuing Smart Cards

    I understand from the comment above by Kent that he had to skip the details of CM.
    It is nice to see it covered high level in this book, a seperate book on the ins-and-outs of CM (as a part 2 ?) would definitely be an interesting add-on to this book.

  17. rzierikzee

    busy with fim now as we want to develop MA””””s for educational and healthcare customers
    need more knowledge on this great software and its power to integrate

    TOC of the book covers all areas im interested in

  18. Johan

    I can´t wait to read and learn more about issuing smart cards and the set up of a Password Reset reset portal. The rest of the book is a Bonus! 🙂

  19. Annick TUYISHIME

    I already read the sample chapiter on the self-service Password Reset and i can””””t wait to see the rest of the book especially parts on FIM Certificate Management, keep it up whith the good work!


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