One of the most interesting aspects of the CSP work I am doing is how the Windows Live Services can be used by Government Agencies. This can range from email access for citizens, through to using Messenger to communicate with citizens.
However what is even more exciting is Jumpstart 2009; a free 2 day classroom based training course available to developers to understand how to code against the Windows Live Services. It is being held in locations around the globe and if you could not convince your boss to send you to PDC, you really need to push for this one…! Here is the agenda to wet your appetite.
Live Services – An All-Up Technical Overview
In this session, we’ll give you the foundation for everything you need to know with regard to Live Services. You could almost only attend this session… but you won’t.
Microsoft online identity – Part I [Live ID 101]
Almost everything in the Live Platform pivots around a person, and people are identities too. We’ll take a quick detour and look at Microsoft’s online identity, specifically Live ID 101, and then we’ll look at delegated authentication which is required for the next session.
Communications – Messenger
I’ll “MSN” you! Windows Live Messenger is the world’s largest IM network; tens of millions of people are online concurrently. Presence should be pervasive, apps should be immersive – you’ll learn how to build on top of this powerful network.
We’ll talk about Search, Virtual Earth and Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live. These services run at Internet scale and can be used to complement your existing site.
Future Direction of Live Services
The world of Live Services is continually changing. We’ll share the roadmap for the evolution of the Live Services platform.
Resource Model Session
A deep dive into the types of resources that can be stored and synchronized. After you understand the structure, you can start thinking “Sync”.
Learn to store and synchronize resources across diverse platforms with the intuitive, REST-based cloud APIs. Whatever programming language you use, there’s a protocol that fits your needs.
Learn the true meaning of “write once, run anywhere”. Mesh applications let users access their data wherever they are – online, offline, on the client and in the cloud.
Microsoft Online Identity – Part II
Identity is a huge topic! In Part II you’ll get the details on federation, client authentication, and how to connect your infrastructure to the Identity backbone.
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