The Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 beta has released.

This new release is setting the stage for the Windows 2010 security landscape, and may also reflect a revised viewpoint from Microsoft on who should do what regarding IT security, Retallack said. According to Microsoft, FEP 2010 will triage security to IT personnel that manage desktops, freeing up IT security management to focus on policy issues rather than day-to-day security.

"What we are doing [with FEP 2010] is providing the desktop admin the tools to do his job properly," said Bill Jensen, senior product planner for Microsoft in a video presentation at Tech-Ed. "The desktop, or workload, admin can see what's going on with the malware and remove the malware."