Attention ASP.NET Developers: SAML-P Comes to WIF

If I’d have a dollar for every time a customer or partner asked me if they could use WIF for consuming the SAML2.0 protocol… ok, I would not exactly buy a villa a Portofino, but let’s just say that this is one of the most requested features since WIF came out. Well, dear .NET developers,…

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Live from TechEd Atlanta: Drew Shows Windows Azure, Windows Phone 7–Uses Identity to Glue Them

Just few hours ago Wade announced the new release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone, with support for ACS. You can already see the bits in action from the stage of the TechEd keynote – nonetheless – from where a very elegant Drew Robbins is demonstrating Fabrikam Fiber, a really cool scenario scenario…


25 Free Copies of “Programming Windows Identity Foundation” at Teched

Yesterday I posted about my sessions at TechEd and the book signing event. My friends at O’Reilly, though, graciously pointed out that I didn’t mention the juiciest fact: The first 25 people who will show up at the book signing will receive a free copy of Programming Windows Identity Foundation! That is really super-nice of…

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TechEd USA 2010: Identity, Identity, Identity and Book Signing

These days practically everybody I meet on campus is preparing to fly to Atlanta for TechEd, with the notable exception of Steve Marx (it seems I may be losing our bet after all). Atlanta holds a special meaning for me. Back in 2004 I won the Circle of Excellence award, which (among various awesome things)…


Fun in Netherlands (Presenting @ DevDays, Before You Get Any Ideas)

As anticipated, a couple of weeks ago I came back to EU to present at the Belgian TechDays and at the Netherland’s DevDays. For schedule constraints, I ended up being able to travel from Antwerp to the Hague only Thursday night (a nice train ride with Isabel, during which I once again confirmed that Spaniards…

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Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 1.2 will Integrate with ACS

I am sure many of you already know about the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7, a set of Visual Studio templates and samples which makes it easier for you to take advantage of the Windows Azure platform from your Windows Phone 7 applications. This morning Wade disclosed the next phase in the Windows…


Thank You, Kim!

Working with one of your idols is one once-in-a-lifetime privilege; getting to be friends, even rarer. Kim Cameron does not need introductions, no sirs, especially if you are reading this from an Internet-connected device. His contribution to how we think about identity cannot be overestimated; as I often say in my talks, claims (which are…

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Fun with FabrikamShipping SaaS III: Programmatic Use of the Enterprise Edition via OData, OAuth2

Welcome to the last installment of the “Fun with FabrikamShipping SaaS” series. The “fun” blogs are meant to help you walking through the demo; once we are done with that, I’ll finally start to talk about what makes the demo tick: architecture, code and all those nice things. The walkthrough I am discussing here is…


The New ACS on CloudCover

This week Steve was at Mobile/Cloud Connections in Vegas presenting on WP7 and Windows Azure. Wade kindly invited me to co-host Cloud Cover for this week, and I happily jumped on the opportunity to shed more light on the new ACS and spread the Sesame + ACS tip I’ve learned from Justin. I took the…