Dick Hardt joins Microsoft

This is fantastic news! Dick Hardt, superstar of the internet Identity community, just announced he’ll be joining Microsoft. Besides having followed his work on the Internet, I had the luck of meeting with Dick during last spring’s IIW. He was giving a session about how to decouple users from the risk of losing their identities…

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On-premises, hosting & cloud: a metaphor for understanding how they differ

[Dear loyal readers, be warned: this post will contain some identity, but it is more about “pure” architecture & cloud services] On a flight Honolulu-Seattle; vacation is over, and I’m back to sharing with you my wild thoughts (ok, not ALL of my wild thoughts :-)). Have you noticed how people tend to react when…

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Interview about identity & cloud on IDPeople magazine

  Few weeks ago the good guys at the IDPeople magazine interviewed me on the topic of identity & cloud computing: you can access the text online or the pdf here (requires free registration). During IDWorld they also recorded a brief video about my session on the same theme, but I don’t know when or…

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An Identity Provider and its STS: preliminary considerations

[Disclaimer(): base() { this blog is NOT the source of the official guidance on the Geneva products. Please always check out the Geneva team blog for hearing directly from the product group} ] Few weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting, together with Planky, a TechEd EMEA interactive session on the subject of equipping…

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TechEd EMEA 2008: still one day to immerse yourself in Identity

It seems it barely started, and TechEd EMEA 2008 is almost done already. Identity is very well represented in this edition. Geneva has 2 booths in the ATE area, which experienced really a lot of traffic: you still have time tomorrow for taking advantage of the experts there (Sam, Sidd, Shiung, Tariq) and have a…

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Kim shares the "Identity Roadmap for Software + Services " PDC presentation on his blog

You know, I don’t watch videos too often. I absolutely love them, but the level of attention they require is something that I rarely have the luxury of conceding: plus I really miss many things that I can easily get when reading text, such as varying the speed & depth or full text search. If…

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Identity & Cloud Services @ Øredev 2008

Immediately after IDWorld I will fly to Malmö, Sweden, where I will present a session "Identity & Cloud Services" for the Architecture track of Øredev 2008. Øredev is a big developer conference, one of the most important for the Scandinavian countries: this is definitely a technical audience, which which I won’t hesitate to delve in…

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Identity & Cloud Services @ IDWorld 2008

The week after TechEd EMEA I am traveling to Italy, where I’ll give a session about identity & cloud services at the ID World conference. The ID World is a pretty different event from the ones I am used to speak for: there is a strong emphasis on physical authentication, and its delegates tend to…

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Identity@TechEd EMEA 2008

I barely picked my luggage from the belt in SeaTac, and I already have to check it in. Next week the show moves to Barcelona, to TechEd EMEA 2008: there will be *a lot* of sessions about identity (yours truly is currently scheduled to deliver 3 of them), with a lot of people from the…

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