[funny] Stolen Identity Video

PDC is slowly wrapping up, and it has been an awesome one. Identity was all over the place, and the interest you guys have show for the topic makes the months of behind-the-scenes hard work well worth it! Before resuming the “serious” steams of news around the content (there’s more to come!), let me share…


Update on Windows Azure + Windows Identity Foundation

New Guide Back in August we released a guide that explained how to use WIF for adding to your web role SSO and claims-based identity capabilities via WS-Federation. That guide contained a number of workarounds that were made necessary by the limitations of the bits publicly available back then. A lot of you wrote back…


Windows Identity Foundation Overview Session recording: drawing-on-slides presentation technique

In the same spirit of experimentation shown here, in the last year I’ve been using another fairly original presentation technique. The original aim was to mitigate my being chronically late in turning in slides for events but it turned out something that audiences actually like :-). The technique is easy to explain, and i am…


Deep linking your way out of home realm discovery

Here there’s a very quick post about an often debated topic, home realm discovery. When your web application trusts multiple identity providers, the first task you have when processing a request is figuring out from where the user is coming from. If the user is coming from your partner Adatum, he’ll have to authenticate with…


ADFS 2.0 RC is Here!

The release candidate is always an important milestone for a product: if possible, it is even more so for a component as essential as your identity provider or your federation provider, which must be absolutely rock solid, secure, always available… you know the drill. Well, good news everyone! From this morning Active Directory Federation Service…


Identity @ MIX10

Have you booked your trip to Vegas yet? Amidst all the excitement for Windows Phone 7 Series, Silverlight & the cloud, if you know how to search the MIX content you’ll find two identity pearls: Using Windows Identity Foundation For Creating Identity-Driven Experiences in Silverlight Caleb Baker Come learn how you can leverage Windows Identity…


U-Prove Community Technical Preview

Conventional wisdom suggests that if you want to increase security, you need to sacrifice some privacy: if you took a flight in the last decade you know exactly what I mean. We are so used to that tradeoff that you consider it one of the many Heisenberg principles governing computer science. But what if this…


The IdElement on Zune Marketplace and iTunes

If you are on the go, doing groceries or sweating on a treadmill, and all of a sudden you feel that you *absolutely* must  get NOW your dose of claims-based goodness… we’ve got you covered! The oh-so-lucky owners of Zune HDs will be able to get a quick fix in crystal-clear OLED awesomeness via the…


Enjoyed TailSpin demo in today’s PDC09 keynote? Get it now!

Few hours ago Cameron Skinner and Doug Purdy were featured in Bob Muglia’s keynote. They showed great demos, where identity played a no-drama role: Cameron used WIF and ADFSv2 for enhancing SSO capabilities to his MVC application, Doug benefitted by that decision when he didn’t have to worry about authentication while modeling, deploying in staging…


Announcing the Identity Developer Training Course on Channel9

Microsoft is a recognized thought leader in Identity: since the Geneva announcements wave in PDC08, we opened a dialog with developers for helping you to reap the benefits of claims based identity with the .NET framework. And today we RTM’ed WIF! 🙂 During the past year we rolled out many successful initiatives, from the Id…