New Online Demo: Introducing FabrikamShipping SaaS

Last June, the beginning of the fiscal year for Microsoft, I’ve been asked to add to my identity for developers mission an additional focus: helping ISVs to take advantage of the Windows Azure Platform for writing Software as a Service solutions. Rather than devising abstract guidance, we decided to tackle the challenge by walking a…

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New Update of the Windows Azure Training Kit Contains a new ACS HOL

We are finally out with one update of the Windows Azure Training Kit! You can download it from here, as usual. The kit contains tons of news, you can read all about it from James’ update: my contribution this time is the introductory lab to the new ACS, which will show up in the next…


Unboxing of the Zotac ZBOX ID34

[warning: no identity or technical content here] It’s so long that I don’t write a post about gadgets that the term disappeared from my tag cloud. Well, tonight after dinner I took a break from the usual grind and decided to pay homage to this ceremony that gadget lovers seems to have grown accustomed with,…

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Say Hello to the September LABS Release of ACS

Barely one month after the start of the ACS renaissance, here there’s a new update for you. The September release brings a number of enhancements here and there, all the way from the small-but-useful to the Big Deal.  Here’s a brief list: Miscellaneous portal enhancements. For example, now you can upload the federation metadata documents…


In Stock! Also, First Review

Inching closer & closer… Amazon and OReilly now have Programming WIF in stock, although Amazon didn’t ship the copy I pre-ordered yet. Also, first review! Thank you Israel for your kind words 🙂


The First Dead-Tree Copy of the Book is Here!

[I know, you must be sick of book-related posts: please bear with me just a bit longer, I think we’re almost done :-)] [UPDATED] YES! I just found under the door mat – wait for it – the very first printed copy of Programming Windows Identity Foundation! Considering that exactly today it’s 9 years that…

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The Table of Content of Programming Windows Identity Foundation

Various readers asked me to provide the table of content of Programming Windows Identity Foundation, so here it is. The formatting is not perfect, but I wanted to make sure to keep the page numbers and indentation so that you can assess how much space has been dedicated to any given topic you want to…

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From Paul Schaeflein: Using SelfSTS to Feed Claims to SharePoint

If you work with SharePoint you surely know Paul Shaeflein, SharePoint MVP, from his articles and sessions at Tech.Ed, SharePoint Summit and similar events. Paul understood the value of using claims in SharePoint from the very start and very actively promoted it: that’s why I was not surprised at all to learn that he found…


WIF & Yours Truly @ the Knowledge Chamber

Last week Robert Hess, host extraordinaire, invited me to his The Knowledge Chamber show. The casus belli was the release of Programming Windows Identity Foundation, but we ended up having a nice chat about all things claims-based identity. I even had the chance of showing a super-quick demo using WIF, ACS, the security token visualizer…


Just Out: The eBook Version of “Programming Windows Identity Foundation”

[UPDATE: I eventually got it too, see at the end of the post] Yes, you get to see the eBook version of my book even before I do 🙂 O’Reilly just made available today the eBook option for Programming Windows Identity Foundation. Thanks to Mike Erickson’s tweet we also know that the download now works…

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