CTP for Single Sign-On Extends Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) v3.5 for SAML 2.0

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) v3.5 Extension for SAML 2.0 Protocol enables .NET developers to build applications for the enterprise and government that require SAML 2.0 Protocol support and interoperate with identity services on a wide variety of platforms. The community preview was announced at Tech•Ed and on the team blog at Announcing the WIF Extension…


Paper Explains How to Provide Remote Authentication in SharePoint Online Using Claims-Based Authentication

Learn how to authenticate against Microsoft SharePoint Online in client applications using the SharePoint client-side object models. The paper reviews SharePoint 2010 authentication methods, provide details for some of the operation of SharePoint 2010 with claims-mode authentication, and describe an approach for developing a set of tools to enable remote authentication to the server for…


Windows Azure Kit Adds WP7 Authentication, Traffic Manager, SQL Azure Reporting

The April Update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric. You can download the kit from Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – April Update. April Update The April 2011 update of the…


Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) Updated

The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process guidance illustrates the way Microsoft applies the SDL to its products and technologies. A new update has been released on Microsoft Download. In a recent post on their blog, the team wrote, “We believe our SDL tools and processes add value and should be shared broadly with the…


ISV Video: StorSimple Integrates On-Premises, Cloud Storage with Windows Azure

ISV StorSimple provides a hybrid storage solution that combines on-premises storage with a scalable, on-demand cloud storage model. StorSimple integrates with several cloud storage providers, including Windows Azure. Dr Iam Howells, CMO for StorSimple, talks with Developer Evangelist Wes Yanaga about how the team created a solution that enables companies to seamlessly integrate cloud storage…


Windows Azure AppFabric Release of Caching, Single Sign-on for Access Control Service

Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president, .NET Developer Platform, has announced the first release of Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service and a release of a new version of the Access Control Service. The announcement was made at his keynote during MIX11. The Windows Azure AppFabric Caching is a distributed, in-memory, application cache service that accelerates the…


White Paper Provides Overview on Windows Azure Security

Windows Azure, as an application hosting platform, must provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer data. It must also provide transparent accountability to allow customers and their agents to track administration of services, by themselves and by Microsoft. A white paper on Windows Azure security describes the array of controls implemented within Windows Azure, so…


Identity Training Kit and Course Updated for AppFabric, Windows 7 SP1

The latest update for the Identity Training Kit and Course include refactoring instructions to match the look and feel of the newest Windows Azure AppFabric portal and for Windows 7 SP1. The February 2011 release of the Identity Developer Training Kit contains hands-on labs and resources. The identity and access control products and services covered…


How to: Restrict Access to Data within WebMatrix Applications

Last weekend, my team used WebMatrix to write a Website that included user registration, admin pages, user sign up/profile pages, and some dynamic content. We did the project over a weekend at GiveCamp. GiveCamp is a weekend event where people who know technology work with non-profits who have technology needs. The team of Ryan Kyle,…


MSDEV Presents Video Series on Windows Azure Security

MSDEV presents a series of videos on security of your application on Windows Azure. Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, describes the issues, the shared responsibility, and what you need to do to secure your application. Each video is between 15 and 45 minutes. The Windows Azure Platform Security Essentials Series includes six free…