Back in April, Microsoft changed the name of its Forefront product to Microsoft Identity Manager and promised the next version would be out in 2015. The first preview release for Identity Manager has now been released, which suggests that schedule should be met.
The community technology preview is available for download now, and includes enhanced access management for privileged accounts, the ability to use Azure for multi-factor authentication, support for additional Windows platforms and enhanced certificate options. Microsoft is promising more enhancements in the next few months. Hit the link for a detailed overview of the new release.
Microsoft Identity Manager Public Preview is now available! [Active Directory Team Blog]