Cloud Identity Summit: Come to Our Workshop!

Photo: Skinned Mink In just about three weeks the who’s who of identity in the cloud is going to converge to Keystone, in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, to talk each other into identity-induced stupor. The Cloud Identity Summit, hosted by our friends at Ping Identity, is an event that I greatly enjoyed last year: and…


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…


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…


Fun with FabrikamShipping SaaS II: Creating an Enterprise Edition Instance

I finally found (read: made) the time to get back to the “Fun with FabrikamShipping SaaS” series. As in the first installment (where I provided a “script” for going through the creation and use of a small business edition instance) here I will walk you through the onboarding and use of a new Enterprise instance…


New Paper: Single Sign-On from Active Directory to a Windows Azure Application

I knooow, for many of you this is already Not News; but I can assure you that if you would have spent the last few days wrestling with the airlines & bad weather combo in EU, combined with the anechoic force field that seems to isolate my Mom’s house from the Internet,  you’d be lagging…


Speaking @… PDC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday we released the list of sessions for PDC2010. I am dazzled to be finally be able to say it: I have the honor to be the speaker for the identity breakout session! I had the pleasure to present at PDC09 as well, and speaking at PDC is always a Big Deal; but if you…

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Security Best Practices For Developing Windows Azure Applications

…aaand it’s out! “Security Best Practices For Developing Windows Azure Applications”, a paper from software security legends such as my good friend Michael Howard, is out for you to grab. Yours truly gave a modest contribution on the claims-based identity parts. Enjoy!


ADFS 2.0 Ships!

Administrators around the globe, rejoice: Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 has been released! On the IdElement you can find the customary special on the event: Active Directory Federation Services v2 Ships! Share Today we are announcing the general availability of Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (ADFS 2.0). In this lightning-fast video, Stuart Kwan, Group Program…


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…


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…