Vittorio Bertocci Nominated for ID WORLD Award

Vittorio in our team has been nominated for this years ID WORLD Community award as a recognized breakthrough visionary of digital identities. He works with major G100 enterprises worldwide, facilitating the early adoption of technologies such as Identity and Access Management. The book he has co-authored, “Understanding Windows CardSpace”, will be published in January 2008. The book focuses…

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Internet Service BUS – CONNECTIVITY and MODELLING

Here is the latest ARCAST from Ron Jacobs who speaks to John Shewchuck and David Wortendyke about a new technology which has been silently announced to the web called the Enterprise Internet Service Bus. This is a technology which is available in the cloud today on http://labs.biztalk.net as a prototype and provides a pub/sub communication…

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Cdiscount goes LIVE with CardSpace

With news headlines like “Apparent Ebay Hacker Posts Credit Card Numbers of Ebay Users” there is renewed interest from a large number of Internet web sites to take proactive steps to improve the security of their sites, rather than just keeping up with the latest attacks. While technologies such as OpenID are becoming popular, they…

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THE ART OF XEN for CITRIX

If anyone has any doubts about how important virtualisation is, then please take another look. Sure, there are still some performance issues for IO bound operations, but these will quickly disappear and the business opportunities, flexibility and cost reductions it provides for the operations department far out-weigh any small issues ….. like that. The interesting thing…

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POPFLY goes BETA!!

Today at the O’Reilly Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco Steve Ballmer will unveil the Popfly Beta. The big news is that we will have removed the invitation-only requirement: Popfly will be open to the world!!! So what else is new? Vista Sidebar and Live Gadgets Popfly can now create both Vista Sidebar gadgets and Live…

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Does FACEBOOK-MYSPACE Get to Validate the "Services" API?

A few days ago, TechCrunch reported that MySpace is creating a developer platform. While this has not been validated, it is certainly a trend which has started to take momentum, with FaceBook and other social sites being the early movers. For FaceBook this has been an incredibly successful strategy with developers and hobbyists building FaceBook applications from their…

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"TOTAL RECALL" – Arnold Schwarzenegger looks back at his films

Who remembers that film? Total Recall, where Arnold had been brainwashed about his experiences mining on Mars and was sent back down to earth, given a new life ( and sexy wife ) and had a RFID chip emplaned in his brain to track his movements. Well it seems that experience did have an impact…

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Government eID Project goes Live in Singapore

Vittorio on the team has been working with the CardSpace product group and the local Singapore office on an eID ( Electronic ID ) project with the Singapore health service. This solution offers citizens with a high level of security to a portal using a Hard Token and open standard technologies ( WS-* ). The project…

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Making Silverlight "Boring"

Woke up to a funny email this morning. David Tesar in my team has been working on a Silverlight deployment guide for IT Professionals. This gives good guidance on deploying Silverlight in the enterprise, and give lots of information about security settings, DLL deployed, etc, etc and this has been used internally by our IT organisation to deploy this…

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Channel9 post on the .NET Framework "SOURCE CODE" announcement – SEE IT IN ACTION

Yesterday I talk about the announcement that the .NET Framework Library source code was going to be made available for browsing and debugging with the release of Visual Studio 2008. Due to the crazy timescale’s we were running under, we were not able to get the video completed until late yesterday. Here is the Channel9…

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