Article o’ the Week – Geneva

There is discussion here about some of Microsoft’s plans for Geneva, disclosed at Tech Ed this week (you can also view the Tech Ed keynote here).  


RSA Security Conference

I had a great time attending the RSA Security Conference last week. Downtown San Francisco is always interesting to visit. I’ve been there a few times, but there is always something new to see. This was my first time attending, and the conference was bigger than I had anticipated, in terms of the physical space…


Identity and Access Article o’ the Week – Microsoft discloses ambitious security strategy

Here is the article from NETWORKWORLD about Microsoft’s strategy for the Forefront brand.  Microsoft Thursday began detailing a security strategy that will see it combine its identity management efforts with its Forefront security products built for clients, servers and the network edge. The company plans to integrate its security and identity products under the Forefront brand, offer software-as-a-service…


Identity Services in the Cloud

This article discusses Microsoft’s plans for its identity platform (Geneva) and some of the plans they have for cloud-based identity services. The goal is to create a standards-based way to share “claims” and to connect with cloud-based services from Microsoft or other providers. Claims are a set of statements that identify a user and provide…


Identity and Access Article o’ the Week – Geneva

The Register, a media outlet in the U.K., has a interesting story about Geneva, Microsoft’s new claims-based-access platform and application framework. “One more barrier is gone when it comes to you and me federating,” said [Kim] Cameron. The significance of federation is that applications can work with multiple identity providers. Geneva lets you create web…