With the release of FIM 2010 R2, Microsoft integrated the BHOLD product it had acquired into the FIM 2010 product suite. However, until now there hasn’t been a great deal of documentation available for anyone looking to implement BHOLD. Just recently, it was noted by on Twitter that Microsoft had recently updated its BHOLD documentation:
BHold Core Operations Guide – this “provides administering and managing information for day-to-day operations of Microsoft BHOLD Core”, contains an “Introduction to administering BHOLD Core” that gives a general overview of BHOLD Core, and a more comprehensive “Administering BHOLD Core” guide, which contains detailed tasks and procedures to accomplish BHOLD objectives and strategies.
BHold Attestation Operations Guide – Similar to above, this “provides administering and managing information for initial and day-to-day operations of Microsoft BHOLD Attestation” and contains an “Introduction to administering BHOLD Attestation” as well as an “Administering Microsoft BHOLD Attestation” guide.
FIM 2010 R2 BHOLD Developer Reference – handy for all those developers out there, this contains everything a developer needs to know to connect to BHOLD’s Web service API in order to create custom applications that can interact with BHOLD (either in .NET or through ASP/VBScript).
The release of this documentation is definitely a huge step forward in the product lifecycle of BHOLD, and makes it a lot more usable for those of us that have to implement it!