Final Update for FIM RC1 released

February 1, 2010

On Friday the product group released Update 3 for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 RC1 available through connect

Major changes as part of Update 3 (my regurgitation and comments from the release notes):

  • Fewer trips to the FIM Service event log – since the FIM MA export errors will now show up in the Synchronization Service Manager! Hallelujah!
  • Less need for custom old style code
    • Now more than 1 MA can be authoritative for deleting an object (resource)
    • New functions for Sync Rules (Declarative Provisioning) – I guess I will have to update my function cheatsheet
      • Null – not certain what they mean by this – null out the value or let another sync rule provide the value.
      • ReplaceString
  • New type of MPR – Set Transition MPRs vs. request based MPRs
    • Run on Policy Update only applies to this type
    • All other MPRs are – request based MPRs
    • This should easy some of the difficulty in wrapping heads around MPRs.
  • DBA’s will love these:
    • Backups without stopping the FIM Service and now supported!
    • SQL Failover Clusters are now supported! (I don’t know if this means that clustering the Synchronization Service is supported)
  • Prereqs have changed
    • Server Components
      • Windows Installer 4.5 is required,
    • FIM Service requires SQL 2008 SP 1
    • The addin for Outlook now needs Outlook 2007 SP 2

Even the certificate management side got some improvements: Windows Server 2008 R2

Also check out Brad’s post on the SP3 for MIIS or an update to ILM 2007 FP 1