The process to take down Waledac

Just watched a great screencast on EDGE where Keith Combs interviews T.J. Campana and Richard Boscovich who talked about the legal process and technical involvement in the takedown of the Waledac botnet. You can see the screencast here ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Gg436433 )

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Everything that you wanted to know about Claims Based Identity and that you were afraid to ask!!

The Patterns and Practices team have just completed a great reference about Claims based Identity. This coincides with the release of a number of technologies which make  claims-based identity generally available to applications on the Windows platform. With the Windows Identity Framework (WIF), Active Directory Federation Services v2 (ADFS), the identity landscape has expanded, and…

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Microsoft Announce RTM of Windows Identity Foundation at PDC09

At the keynote today at PDC09, we announced the RTM of Windows Identity Foundation which is a .NET Framework component which provides an open platform to enable simplified identity access to both on-premise and cloud applications. You can go to the following location to download the Windows Identity Foundation. To add to this announcement, Vittorio…

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Beta 2 release of “Geneva” Framework, “Geneva” Server and Windows CardSpace “Geneva”

Today we announced the availability of the beta 2 release of the “Geneva” products: “Geneva” Framework, “Geneva” Server and Windows CardSpace “Geneva”. The new beta introduces new features, such as the seamless integration with Visual Studio, which make even easier for developers to take advantage of identity capabilities without being exposed to unnecessary complexity; or…

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The ID Element

Donovan and Vittorio have been putting together an Identity section on Channel9 called “The Id Element”. This will contain all kinds of information about Identity and Access Control such as weekly interviews with product team members, developer how-tos, news, aggregated resources and more. It starts with an interview with Stuart Kwan, who is a Group…

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Have you Climbed up Zermatt Yet?

So a month ago we announced the "Zermatt" Developer Framework which as an SDK which aids developers to build claims based aware applications that support the Identity Meta System ( through WS-* protocols). So far it has gotten a lot of interest and I wanted to reiterate the potential here and make sure that you…

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PhluffyFotos.com

Ryan Dunn in the team has just finished off the finishing touches to a services application which uses SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) to store the content in the cloud. This has all being placed onto a site so that you can get details about the LINQ provider to SSDS and a whole number of…

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New Software + Services Architecture Center

Building the right architecture for the next generation of applications which need to take advantage of the intelligence on the local PC, combined with the global presence of interaction with Internet services is really important. In fact, you could quickly say that software makes services better and vise-versa. From a Microsoft perspective, this is what…

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Microsoft Joins OpenID Foundation Board of Directors

One of the great stories coming out at the end of last week was the inclusion of Microsoft onto the OpenID Foundation board of directors. This news is that a whole bunch of players have joined: Google, IBM, Microsoft, Verisign and Yahoo joined together. There are some interesting projects going on, with Microsoft shipping some…

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Understanding Windows CardSpace BOOK

Vittorio came by my office around a year ago and asked whether it was OK for him to write a book on CardSpace. "Oh course" I said, and this set in motion a lot of work to make this thing happen. "Understanding Windows Cardspace" was complete late last year and it is now on the…

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