Next geekSpeak – Wednesday, February 25 – The .NET Access Control Service with Michele Leroux Bustamante

Wow, what a title! This Wednesday, join one of our favorite geekSpeak guests Michele Leroux Bustamante as she enlightens us about the .NET Access Control Service.

The .NET Access Control Service is part of the Azure Services Platform. It allows applications to delegate authentication with built-in support for a variety of credential types, supplies claims-transformation for dependent applications, is a scalable on-demand solution, and removes the need to provide dedicated development and IT resources for an on-site STS that can scale. Michele will show us how developers can build federated security scenarios leveraging the Access Control Service – your Security Token Service hosted in the cloud.

Register for this geekSpeak here: The .NET Access Control Service with Michele Leroux Bustamante. Note that the title on the registration page might not be correct, but we are talking about .NET Access Control Service in this geekSpeak.

About Our Guest:


Michèle Leroux Bustamante is Chief Architect of IDesign Inc., Microsoft Regional Director for San Diego, and a Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems. At IDesign Michele provides training, mentoring and high-end architecture consulting services focusing on scalable and secure architecture design for .NET applications and services, interoperability, federated security scenarios, and globalization architecture. Her product focus includes WCF, CardSpace, Geneva, Azure and Oslo. Michele participates in Software Design Reviews for products in the Microsoft roadmap, including WCF, Oslo, CardSpace and other security-focused products. During the Beta 1 phase Michele participated in prototyping elements of the CardSpace technology for the product team. She is a member of the International .NET Speakers Association (INETA), a frequent conference presenter, conference chair for SD West, and is frequently published in several major technology journals. Michele is also on the board of directors for IASA (International Association of Software Architects), and a Program Advisor and instructor for UCSD Extension. Her latest book is Learning WCF (O’Reilly 2007/2008) – see her book blog here: Reach her at, or visit and her main blog at

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