.NET Shared Source

Microsoft is making source code for the .Net Framework available to interested developers under its Shared Source license, the company announced on October 3. Microsoft will be rolling out the .Net code piecemeal, after scrubbing comments. It plans to start with the .Net Base Class Libraries, ASP.Net, Windows Forms, ADO.Net, XML (System.XML) and the Windows…

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new Zunes, small, large and cooler colors

You know I thought the new Zune’s would be cooler 🙂 Well they kinda are, I wish they would be touch screen, and I hope the software is updated.  So this last weekend I used my Brown Zune quite a lot driving thru the Olympic Peninsula. A really beautiful part of Washington by the way. But…

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.NET open source?

Well not quite 🙂 But you can at least see the code which will help with debugging! Something good for developers today from Microsoft. They’re releasing up the source code for the .NET Framework libraries. They aren’t open sourcing it because you can’t modify or distribute the source, but it’s going to give developers some…

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Mary Joe Foley to write a Microsoft 2.0 book?

In her blog post Mary Joe said: “I am writing a book about — you guessed it — Microsoft. It will be published in the Spring of 2008 by John Wiley & Sons. The title: Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era. And I’m still looking for more fodder, in…

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It’s always nice – B.C. Government

It’s always nice that an article get’s written about a presentation I found myself working closely on. This is obliviously more work by many other people as well to pull together the proof of concept, but I helped with pulling the session together at Digital ID World 2007 (which you can read about on the…

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Where have we come from? Where are we going?

Michael Barrett,   PayPal’s CSIO started speaking about how early times (‘60s and ‘70s) Multics, RACF etc., (‘80s) Kerberos , some of us still use this, (‘90s) Netegrity, Securant (acq RSA), etc., and (‘90s, ‘00s) MS Passport. So although there is a long digital Identity history it’s been a bit muddled and not really clear as…

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Check this out, my bosses, bosses, bosses, boss is blogging?

You know it’s kinda strange yet expected and kind of a nice surprise when 4 levels up above me begin blogging. The cool part is, now I can say all my bosses blog 🙂 well at least 4 levels up anyway. I don’t know of that many companies that have employees who can say that…

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Why did I fall off again? June 28th thru Sep 24th?

Well for a while there I was heads down trying to understand my new role and figure out what the next hot items were. I know from June 28th to Sep 24th is a long time, but with TechEd 2007 US and then working on Microsoft’s presence at Digital Identity World 2007 which is the…

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Enterprise (E-SSO) with Mobile Devices

Microsoft, Avaya, Sprint and Ping Identity come together to discuss E-SSO (Enterprise Single Sign-On) over Mobile Devices. In this panel each discussed the importance of having a mobile solution for identity. Frank Chang also demonstrated a scenario of what Microsoft might be looking at as a solution. This was a great panel with over 40…

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Citi Corporate and Identity Metasystem

Really a more overall business presentation about how and why Kim Cameron’s 7 laws apply. Attended by 20 + people the talk was mostly concentrated on why Banks should be the owners of Identity for users.  Hilary Ward, CTP Director from Citi spoke about “Reducing Friction in the Financial Supply Chain Using the Identity Metasystem.”…

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