Microsoft has just announced the availability of the beta 2 of Geneva: Microsoft open platform that dramatically simplifies user access and secure collaboration across organizational boundaries.
Within Beta 2 the following components are now available for public evaluation:
· "Geneva" Server security token service (STS) supports the WS-Trust, WS-Federation, and SAML 2.0 protocols to enable secure single sign-on across organizations, platforms, and applications.
· Windows CardSpace “Geneva” for helping users navigate access decisions and for developers to build customer authentication experiences for users
· “Geneva” Framework for building .NET applications that use claims to make user access decisions
With the release of the Beta2 a new training kit which contains a number of samples, labs and walk-throughts has also been released. Moreover on Channel9 you can find 4 new episodes of the popular Id Element show about the new Beta.