Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions by Wrox!

Steve Fox was the driver behind this and it was a great opportunity to team up with him and my other colleagues Paul Stubbs and Girish Raja to write this book. Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions is primarily for IT Pros, SharePoint Developers and enthusiasts who want to better understand how to leverage the cloud…

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Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Highlighted on “The Id Element”

For those that are struggling with getting a handle on Identity Management in their enterprise, Alex Weinert, Principal Group Program Manager, Identity Management, provided me with an “Id Element” interview on the subject that may be of great help to you. Alex first provides a background on evolution of the synchronization products on the Microsoft…

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FabrikamShipping Demo Application Available for Download

In an October 2008 blog post I highlighted some videos from the PDC sessions, one being Identity Roadmap for Software + Services by Kim Cameron and Vittorio Bertocci. In this video, Vittorio demonstrates the FabrikamShipping application that was built using the Geneva Framework. We have gone on to use this demo in a number of…

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Identity and Access Strategies for SharePoint (MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0) Products and Technologies

I want to thank Ethan Wilansky and Tomek Stojecki for their excellent and hard work to pull together this two part whitepaper on Identity and Access Strategies for SharePoint Products and Technologies. Part 1 discusses the Membership and Provider Architecture and Part 2 digs into Membership and Role Provider Assignment. These constitute a comprehensive look…

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Making the shift from ADFS v1 to Geneva Server

After having worked with ADFS v1 for a number of years now, and with all that has been forthcoming around the Geneva Server betas, Vittorio proposed that he interview me about the deltas between ADFS v1 and Geneva Server. So in this episode of The Id Element I find myself, somewhat reluctantly, in front of…

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What’s new in Windows CardSpace “Geneva” beta 2

Oren Melzer, SDE, was introduced to “project InfoCard” (a former internal code name for Windows CardSpace) as an intern with Microsoft — he’s now a developer on Windows CardSpace “Geneva” and a member of the Federated Identity team. This week I sat down with Oren to hear what’s new in CardSpace Geneva beta 2. Among…

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Geneva Server beta 2, SAML 2.0 and Interoperability with Sun OpenSSO Enterprise and Novell Access Manager

In this episode of The Id Element I talked with Caleb Baker, Sr. SDET, who worked with the interoperability testing of Geneva Server’s SAML 2.0 with both Sun’s OpenSSO Enterprise and Novell’s Access Manager products. Caleb discusses his discoveries in the interoperability testing and demonstrates how to configure Geneva Server as both the Identity Provider…

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Geneva Server, CardSpace Geneva and PHP Interoperability with Information Cards

This week on “The Id Element” I had the opportunity to interview both the President and CIO, Bryan Otis and Scott Otis, respectively, from Intand along with Vijay Rajagopalan, Principle Architect, Microsoft Interoperability Strategy. Intand offers a calendaring application for scheduling/managing a school’s facilities, events, teams, etc. Prior to this prototype project to enable information…

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Geneva Server Interoperability with Sun OpenSSO and Novell Access Manager Whitepapers

Two new whitepapers are available regarding the interoperability of Geneva Server beta 2 with Sun’s OpenSSO Enterprise and Novell’s Access Manager. These papers discuss the need for standards-based solutions to provide identity federation across heterogeneous technology environments. One specific challenge these technologies help solve is today’s need for cross-organization collaboration and/or allowing partners to access…

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The Identity Developer Training Kit

Another nice treat coinciding with the Microsoft code name “Geneva” beta 2 release is the the Identity Developer Training Kit that Vittorio drove. He announces/introduces it here so you can read his post for the details. This is an exceptional tool for developers that want to get their feet wet in the waters of building…

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