An example of trusted subsystem fail in meatspace

Here I am, stuck in Sydney airport for various cascade delays but awarded with the Gift of Free WiFi. I am coming back from a awesome 2 weeks in Australia and Nw Zealand, where I met great customers & partners, enjoyed the company of amazing friends & colleagues and drew few chuckles (while hopefully passing…


TechEd Europe & PDC

  November is already here: can you believe it? The last few months have been a crescendo of activities, and now that PDC is just behind the corner they just turned in a tornado (alliterating in English is, well, weird). I can’t really tell you all we’ve been cooking for your identity geeks out there,…


WIF on .NET Rocks!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to spend 1 hour at the phone with Carl & Franklin from .NET Rocks: you can listen to the results here. We mainly chatted about why claims are good for you: while the first parts are mostly introductory content, we quickly find ourselves discussing advanced topics, like the (good!)…


The New ACS is Live: if you do HTTP, you can play the Game

Today the .NET Services team released the first CTP that reflects the changes announced back in September: you can read about it in their team blog and in Justin’s blog and experiment with the service here. You know, it’s kind of a big deal! The power of the claims-based approach is now within reach for…


The RC of Windows Identity Foundation is here!

You have been waiting for it: it is finally here. We have just released WIF RC, you can download it here. Note how nicely the logo reflects WIF’s status of member of the .NET family… i love it! This release has very few breaking changes, but it is full of small & big improvements. You…


The Id Element Special: up close & personal with WIF RC

The Federated Identity team finally unwrapped the RC version of Windows Identity Foundation: as you have come to expect, the Id Element did some fact gathering for you. Enjoy! The release candidate of Windows Identity Foundation is here! Chock-full of improvements driven by YOUR feedback, WIF RC gives a very good idea of how the…


FabrikamShipping has been updated to WIF RC

That’s right, the big sample you know and (hopefully?;-)) love has been updated for taking advantage of WIF RC. Get it while it’s hot at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/FabrikamShipping


ClaimsDrivenModifierControl has been updated to WIF RC

Following the route of FabrikamShipping, the Claims-Driven Modifier Control is now ready to influence the behavior of your federated sample websites… using WIF RC 🙂 enjoy!


Download the November 2009 release of the Identity Developer Training Kit

Let’s close the WIF RC day with the November refresh of our Identity Developer Training Kit. The new version of the Identity Developer Training Kit ported forward the three WIF labs (web site, web services, ASP.NET Membership provider) to the RC, and improved support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The ACS labs…


Using the “Windows Identity Foundation and Windows Azure passive federation” lab with the February2010 Windows Azure Tools

Quite a lot of you guys are trying to use the “Windows Identity Foundation and Windows Azure passive federation” lab (available in the Identity Developer Training Kit, Windows Azure Platform Training Kit and standalone) with the latest version of the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio. The dependency checker in the versions of the lab…