The Step-by-Step guides and virtual machines that were used at the Tech Ed “Geneva” hands on labs and sessions are now available for download. You should find these helpful if you were unable to get to TechEd, missed the Geneva hands on lab sessions, or just want to be able to go through the material at your own pace. They are a great way to get your hands on and play with the Geneva technology.
You can download these materals from here.
Also available are our “Geneva” interop whitepapers. These cover:
“Geneva” and Sun OpenSSO
Interoperability between applications in heterogeneous technology environments is essential to successful collaboration between organizations today. Sun and Microsoft are taking interoperability to a new level by utilizing the SAML federation standard in both the Sun OpenSSO Enterprise federation solution and the forthcoming Microsoft “Geneva” Server federation solution.
By standardizing on SAML for federation, Sun and Microsoft enable organizations to deliver collaborative services with ease.
“Geneva” and Novell Access Manager
Despite remarkable gains in IT capabilities and collaboration, organizations continue to struggle with administrative complexity, workforce productivity, and data security. Many organizations support a large number of users—including employees, customers, partners, and suppliers—who seek access to a wide variety of applications and services. This can be particularly challenging in mixed-technology and multiple-domain environments where users are spread across technical and business boundaries.
Microsoft and Novell have come together to solve these challenges and boost cross-organizational collaboration. The two companies are building the interoperability bridges that enable customers to reduce complexity, enhance security, and decrease costs. This paper explains the need for standards-based identity federation, and the current and forthcoming solutions that improve the interoperability of mixed-technology directory environments.
The interop whitepapers can be downloaded from here.
Additionally, for Beta 2 we’ve updated our “Geneva” Framework for Developers whitepaper and the “Geneva” Datasheet. You can download these papers from here.