Key features of Microsoft direction in security will be:
-Improved software updating systems.
-Better system and network isolation.
-Improved authentication and identity management.
-Initiatives for anti-spam improvements.
Some implementations of these new directions might include, for example a single Microsoft Update ecosystem, better anti-spyware, smart cards and other improvements in authentication, as well as upgrades to Hotmail, Exchange, and Outlook to help deal with the increasing problems of spam and viruses. Microsoft also plans to release their System Management Server (SMS) product soon, and have begun to demonstrate the Internet Explorer 7.0 browser.