Now it is finally announced.
Microsoft has officially stated that Forefront UAG will not be released in any new full versions.
So those who are still using Forefront UAG for various scenarios, it is now time to start looking at migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 and the functionality found therein. The GOOD news with this is that Microsoft now officially states that the replacement functionality for application publishing and DirectAccess will continue to be in the Remote Access role of Windows Server.
Microsoft customers continue to have access to select remote access and secure application publishing capabilities through Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows Server is not a complete replacement for all UAG scenarios, but it does provide:
- DirectAccess deployment and policy management. This capability has been part of Windows Server 2012 since its initial release in September 2012.
- Basic secure application publishing via the new Web Application Proxy service in the Remote Access role of Windows Server 2012 R2. This new service allows customers to securely publish access to resources through a reverse proxy and includes integration with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) for conditional access policy and multi-factor authentication capabilities.
Link to the blogpost on Server & Cloud Blog: