B.C. Government at DIDW 2007

Ian Bailey, Director of Application Architecture  of Providence of British Columbia spoke about the Proof of concept project his company had done using Microsoft products and Sxip Identity. The talk was attended by 50+ people and the whitepaper was available during his talk where WS* standards were showcased to be the standard to use when…

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Novell & Microsoft – Manage your Identity Campaign kickoff!

Novell has started a Manage your identity campaign. As stated by the briefing: “To drive better, more secure user management of Internet identities, the Novell-led open source BanditTM Project today kicked off the “Control Your Identity” campaign to promote awareness and use of information card technology. ” More   Kim Cameron was quoted in a press…


SOA & Identity or Identity as SaaS?

SOA & Identity or Identity as SaaS? Within the 5 sessions happening at the same time at DIDW 2007. While the session about SOA & Identity got approximately 25 + attendees, the “Identity as a Service-Is IdM as SaaS here?” by Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Justice. Well given the Department of Justice is…

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Microsoft, Novell, Ping Identity and Gemalto together at Digital ID World

When it comes to identity it just makes sense to have different solutions working together. So much so that as part of the team planning for Digital Identity World it was great to bring together Novell, Ping Identity, Gemalto and Microsoft to speak about Identity Standards etc. Phil Becker of Digital ID World  2007 as…

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Identity, Xbox 360 and Lego Mindstorm Robot?

How does CardSapce, Xbox 360 Controller, and Lego Mindstorm Robot tie to .NET Framework? It’s pretty cool how Kim Cameron’s keynote at DIDW with a Legonics demo with BizTalk Services. Just a simple demo showing how when a Lego Mindstorm robot receives commands to move from a Xbox 360 controller it also communicates to the…

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What an AMAZING honor – Virtaul TechEd 2007

Several years ago I had a chance to attend a women in technology lunch hosted at TechEd hear what the women on the panel had to say. Since then I wanted to have a chance to: “one day” speak to the audience as a panelist. This year at TechEd 2007 I was truly honored to…


Excel 2007 – A dream comes true!

For a while now I had this dream of enabling more women to take bigger roles in technology, since there are so few of us. Part of my  dream finally came true, but with a lot of work and the work still continues. As a side project I have been working with Wiley on a really…


Where is XAML Chick?

There has been this very quiet quiet time…for a while now, okay so about 4 months…where oh were did I go? Well Redmond, WA! I had a great opportunity come my way to help the .NET Framework team in Redmond and I took it! With help I packed all my stuff, said goodbye to friends…


This whole Tag game…

Okay so there is a Blog chain letter thing going around called Tagging. Apparently when you get tagged you have to confess 5 things people don’t know about you so here goes:   1.      My family and I migrated here from Iran and I am Armenian. I speak Armenian and Farsi, since I was little….

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Expression Web – Got your fix?

So you are out there looking at the http://www.Microsoft.com/Expression website and wondering how you can get your hands on Expression Web? Well…As you know it will not be part of MSDN so you gotta buy it! But until you figure that out, you can download the product for a 60 day FREE trial at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=44FA7F93-7D57-4523-B0C9-2CE54397B732&displaylang=en…