David Chappell on Identity

MSDN just published the latest version of David Chappell’s paper on the uber story of identity for .NET applications (and beyond, I would add). Recommended!!! With his usual clarity David manages to capture the overall picture and provide a general frame of reference for the base concepts such as tokens, claims, identity providers, token sources &…


Un altro episodio di Italia 9 in prima pagina - Another episode of Italia 9 makes it to the home page

Another episode of Italia 9, our channel9 show featuring Italians working in the Redmond campus. Questa volta Alessandro “Cato” Catorcini ci parla di Common Language Runtime, Silverlight e applicationi ad alta affidabilita’. Enjoy the video from here! As always special thanks to Charles “Carlo” Torre, without whom this show would simply not be possible. From Channel9’s…


Securing a Sidebar Gadget with Windows CardSpace and WCF

In short: I discuss Sidebar Gadgets, and I show you how to invoke a CardSpace-protected WCF service from a simple Gadget. Full source code is provided, along with detailed commentary on the road I’ve followed for getting there. Added bonus: the code shows how to apply an arbitrary configuration file to WCF, an issue often encountered…


CardSpace Sandbox!

You asked for it, we made it ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m just back from vacation, and on the first day or work 1) we released the July CTP of the .NET Framework 3.0, in which CardSpace bits work beautifully and 2) the NetFx3 community website opened a sandbox where you can experiment with your selfissued information cards. If…


Infocard->Windows CardSpace

I was sentimentally attached to the name “Infocard”, as I was to “Indigo” and “Avalon”… but I’ve to say that I love the name CardSpace! The acronym (WCS) sounds even familiar, now that I have learned to pronounce all those W-consonant-consonant. [:)] Check out the announcement of the new name on Somasegar blog.Ah, I was almost forgetting…


Making sense of the Tablet PC Accelerometer: WinGimcana

Hi everybody!At the address http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/wingimcana you can find a small toy I wrote in order to play with one of the coolest but least mentioned M200 features, the Accelerometer. Winform is pretty far from my daily bread (web services), but I have to say that GDI+ is very powerful and well documented! And, of course, the…


WSE's little known fact: custom SecurityContextToken issuers and policy

I’m sure everybody appreciated how WSE2 makes exceptionally easy to use WS-SecureConversation: you turn autoIssueSecurityContextToken on, you lay out two matching policy caches and voilà. Your endpoint has a double life: by day it answers WSDL-legitimate requests, by night it gives away SCTs to the worthy clients ๐Ÿ™‚What is less known is that you can apply…


MAY VS2005 (whidbey) MSDN

If you are playing with the May bits of Visual Studio 2005 (DO IT! i’s stuffed with many pleasant surprises, to say the least), you may stumble on some performance issues with the accompanying MSDN version. Rob Caron provides a workaround that works like a charm: >In “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\help whidbey\dexplore.exe.config” change the following…


Cool HTTP tracing & testing tool

Check out Fiddler from Eric Lawrence: it’s very useful and extremely user friendly, as opposed to more traditional options. Thank you to Roberto for pointing it out to me ๐Ÿ™‚ UPDATE:  Scott had an entry on this already in mid March… news fly!


WS-Addressing and SOAP over HTTP

http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnwebsrv/html/soapmail.asp Very good article + in-depth sample on how to achieve transport independence. Suggested.