Windows Azure Web Sites, Active Directory, Office 365, and Apps for Office and SharePoint Demo

For the //build/ 2013 conference Brady Gaster, Program Manager for Windows Azure SDK, and I teamed up and put together a session around building a SaaS application in Windows Azure Web Sites that uses Windows Azure Active Directory as it user store and authentication source. Then, to the SaaS Web application, we added two “companion”…

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Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) for ASP.NET 2.0 Developers

This post is to inform you of a couple new screencasts on Channel9 hosted by Keith Brown. In these, Keith drills into the role AD FS can play in helping you architect/develop claims-based Web applications which offer their Internet users not only a Web SSO experience, but supports user access by federation partners as well. Both…

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Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) for ASP.NET 2.0 Developers

This post is to inform you of a couple new screencasts on Channel9 hosted by Keith Brown. In these, Keith drills into the role AD FS can play in helping you architect/develop claims-based Web applications which offer their Internet users not only a Web SSO experience, but supports user access by federation partners as well. Both…

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.NET Programming with System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement (SDS.AM)

To fill out the trio of my System.DirectoryServices resource postings, I wanted to point you to an excellent MSDN Magazine article, “Look it Up: Managing Directory Security Principals in the .NET Framework 3.5,” to learn about the System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement namespace which is available in the .NET Framework 3.5. To whet your appetite, the authors, Joe Kaplan and…

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AzMan in Windows Vista? You bet! And “Longhorn” too!

The fourth screencast in the AzMan series by Keith Brown is now available on Channel9. It is titled, “AzMan on Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” and Windows Vista.” Yes, developers can continue to take advantage of a new featured AzMan on these next generation client and server platforms. The AzMan product group did a significant…

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.NET Programming with System.DirectoryServices.Protocols (SDS.P)

In line with Ethan Wilansky’s previous white paper on System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory (SDS.AD), I am pleased to announce his second white paper available on MSDN that highlights the .NET 2.0 System.DirectoryServices.Protocols (SDS.P) namespace. Also, as mentioned in my previous SDS.AD blog post, with the advent of SDS.AD and SDS.P in .NET 2.0, directory services programming for the…

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Windows Authorization Manager (AzMan): The Best Kept Secret…

I don’t know how many times I’ve had someone say to me that has “discovered” AzMan that they feel it is one of the best kept secrets in Windows. However, since keeping it a secret has never been in the mind of the product team, it’s time to extend its press. Authorization Manager is a…

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.NET Programming with System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory (SDS.AD)

I am so pleased to announce a new white paper on MSDN by Ethan Wilansky that provides an introduction to the .NET 2.0 System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory (SDS.AD) namespace. With the advent SDS.AD and System.DirectoryServices.Protocols (SDS.P) in .NET 2.0, directory services programming for the managed code programmer has come of age. These rich programming APIs bring to the…

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Capitalize on the Platform’s Identity Infrastructure for Single Signon (SSO)

Providing SSO across desktop applications is certainly a desired goal in application development, but many developers think it is either not achievable, too difficult to implement, or lean on third-party solutions to provide this capability. In Keith Brown’s paper, The .NET Developer’s Guide to Identity, he  states, “There are companies that spend fortunes trying to…

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A Developer’s Resource for Identity and Access (IdA) Understanding

If you were to read the following line of code in a program, what meaning might you derive from it? grokIdA = Developer.GetIdAUnderstanding(information) So what do I mean by grokIdA? If Grok is an unfamiliar word to you, it means to understand in a deep way. Since understanding is essentially a function of adequate and…

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