Geneva supports OASIS WS-Trust, SAML

Last week at the PDC 2008, Microsoft released the public beta of “Geneva”.    “Geneva” is three things: Geneva Server.  This is a security token service (STS), as defined in the OASIS WS-Trust specification.  This thing issues and transforms claims, manages user access, and enables automated federation. Geneva Framework.  This is a managed (.NET) Framework…

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Connect WebSphere and Java applications to SQL Server

FYI: The MS JDBC Driver is completely tested by IBM for use with WebSphere App Server v6.1 and v7.0. From the IBM Announcement for WebSphere Application Server v7.0:  WebSphere Application Server V7.0 does not include the WebSphere Connect JDBC driver that had been provided in WebSphere Application Server V6.1. To replace the functionality provided by…

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Such a deal! MSDN for startups

Today Microsoft announced BizSpark: http://www.microsoftstartupzone.com/bizspark This program gives ISV startup with less than USD$1m in annual revenue (lower amounts for some other countries – for example it’s just USD$250k for Egypt) free access to MSDN subscriptions. Nice. You get Visual Studio, Expression, VSTS, SQL Server, BizTalk Server, SharePoint Server, Windows Server – all you need…

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REST in WCF: Varying response content type based on HTTP Request Headers

Damian Mehers made a comment on my blog post from April, but I felt it was worth a full reblog. Damian’s used the same WCF extensibility points I used to produce some boilerplate that varies the response content type from JSON to XML, based on the Accept or Content-Type header of the GET request.  He extends WebHttpBehavior to…

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