3/29-3/30 – Brussels, Belgium
Want to gain deep, hands-on knowledge on Windows Identity Foundation? Well, we may just have what you need here!
By the end of this month I’ll hop on a plane and start going around the world, delivering 2-day workshops about WIF.
The Workshops Format
2 days of full immersion in Claims-Based Identity and Windows Identity Foundation, where traditional lectures are alternated to instructor-led labs. Everything will be as interactive as it can be, so that you can squeeze as much value as possible from your participation: which is why I am personally flying to every location for delivering the training. Here there’s a high level agenda:
- Registration and Breakfast
- Introduction to WIF and Claims Based Identity
- Labs: Basic Web Sites
- WIF ASP.NET Pipeline and Extensibility Points
- Labs: More Web Sites
- ASP.NET Scenarios
- WIF and WCF
- Labs : Web Services and Identity
- WIF and Other Technologies
- Labs: WIF and Windows Azure
- Challenge: Build a Solution According to Specs
- Wrap-up & Next Steps
Apart from the first 30/40 mins on day 1, the workshop content is quite deep and designed for a developer audience. Architects are welcome as well, provided that they are hands-on and know their way in Visual Studio.
We will touch on all the standard stuff, then we’ll dig deeper on some key topics (extensibility, custom STSes on-premises and in Windows Azure, WIF and Silverlight, WIF+WCF+Windows Azure, etc).
The idea is not (only) to give you a list of recipes of how to handle a list of given scenarios, but to make you understand what makes WIF tick so that you know where to put you hands and what to change in every occasion. Perhaps even more important, during the 2 days spent together I will challenge you to learn to think in term of claims about your scenarios: if you get that, all the rest is quite literally syntactic sugar. But oh so sweet BTW, I am following the same approach (and nearly the same TOC) with my WIF book. (Which, given all the travelling, is sliding. I want 48 hours days. Please? Pretty please?…)
The workshop is designed to be redelivered: the presentations (and the new labs) will end up in the identity training kit, with demos and scripts, so that you can redeliver them on your own. I won’t commit on the timing, but soon… I’ll just have to convert some of the slides from the free-drawing style (a bit like these) to a form that makes sense when read on its own. Furthermore: the current POR is to record one of the workshops and put the videos up on the IdElement.
Finally: I am trying to secure a physical copy of Eugenio’s claims guide for all workshops participants, but i can’t guarantee because of the timing. We’ll do our best!
How to Participate
Aaaand we finally get to the interesting part. How to participate? The event is free of charge, apart of course for your T&E if you need to travel to the venue. Unfortunately the highly interactive nature of the workshop format (and the requirement to provide PCs for the labs) imposes hard limits on the number of participants, less than 20 people per event. If you want to attend, don’t hesitate!!! The current schedule is below:
3/29-3/30 – Brussels, Belgium
4/7-4/8 – Chertsey, UK
5/_-5/_ – Munich, Germany
5/18-5/19 – Singapore
5/_-5/_ – Sydney, Australia
6/1-6/2 – Redmond, USA
If you live in Belgium, UK, Singapore or US and you want to participate to the workshop please get in touch with your local DPE contact.
If you live in Germany or Australia: the two workshops there are still not confirmed, but we are working on it. If you would be interested in participating, please let your local evangelist know.
Well, what can I say: I am REALLY looking forward to work closely with you guys!