FIM 2010 R2

Microsoft has released news of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Beta. And the rumors are that it will be released in the first half of 2012. (I believe it when I see it …)

Changes that MS has focused on in the R2 is credential management, reporting (!), Ease of use, as well as third party products and language support.
Read more about FIM here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/forefront/identity-manager.aspx

Specifically, the areas of enhancement will include:

Credential Management
· Web based password reset

Reporting
· Historical reporting for managed resources
· System Center Service Manager data warehouse integration

Ease of Use
· Enhanced initial load performance
· Improved diagnostics
· Enhanced load and scale performance

Additional Support
· Support for Office Outlook 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010
· New Extensible Connectivity Management Agent Framework for MA development

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/stbnewsbytes/archive/2011/08/01/key-improvements-in-forefront-identity-manager-r2.aspx