Video: TIGA Gaming Conference: Games plus Cloud. Rob Fraser’s talk.

I was at the TIGA gaming conference with Rob Fraser who was a speaker addressing “realising the opportunity afforded to games developers by exploiting the cloud”. I took a couple of FlipCams and screen capture software to edit together this talk. A couple of rough edges here and there, but very watchable. 30 minutes of…

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Click-by-Click Video: Using on-premise Active Directory to authenticate to a Windows Azure App

This video is a click-by-click, line-by-line screen-cam of how to authenticate using an on-premise Active Directory with a Windows Azure application. It uses Active Directory Federation Services V2.0 (ADFS 2.0) and Windows Azure’s App Fab Access Control Service V2 (App Fab ACS V2 – which was released on April 11th 2011) to achieve this. You…

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Online Talk: Security integration with the cloud using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). 22-March at 14:00 GMT (07:00 PST)

I’ll be covering how to set up ADFS 2.0 for authenticating to Windows Azure apps and Office 365. The talk is basically in 2 sections – integration with Windows Azure and integration with Office 365. So it’ll go: ADFS ==> App Fab ACS ==> Azure App. ADFS ==> MFG ==> Office 365. I’ll talk about…

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The perennial problem of the single identifier

I was reminded of a post I wrote on my old blog the other day by a situation that came up in discussion with a government customer. I thought I’d re-post it on my shiny new MSDN blog. ————————————- cut here —————————————- I was at a dinner the other night at the Savoy (yes –…

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