Archaeopteryx

The archaeopteryx roamed the south of Germany in the late Jurassic. It is considered the very first bird species, although many of its features (teeth, wing claws, bony tail) are clearly still dinosaur-like rather than avian. It had the first ever-recorded asymmetric wing feathers, one key characteristic which helps the lift in the flap of…

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Information Card Issuance CTP

[Update: reposted per the blogs.msdn.com update] Greetings from Melbourne! It’s 4:00am here and I just jumped out of the bed, today I the flight back to Redmond. If you know me you know I am not a morning person, you can imagine the mood I would normally be in right now… and instead I am…

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Claims on the Client…

…and fire in the sky ♫ Don’t you hate it when a technical blog devolves in what is for the most part a series of announcements? That’s kind of what happened to mine. The reality is that making the things which get announced here take an inordinate amount of time, and that every remaining moment…

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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…

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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…

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[VIDEO] Identity & Cloud Services

  As promised last week, here there’s the video of my other session at the Belgian TechDays. This session was part of the Architecture track, hence I took a mildly different, more abstract approach: I position Cloud computing as a trend (storytelling the famous parallel between last century’s electrification of the US and what may…

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[VIDEO] Putting authentication in its place: claim-based identity, services and Geneva

  Few months ago I had the pleasure to spend few days in Antwerp, Belgium, where I participated to the local TechDays event and gave a couple of sessions. Katrien recently announced that the Belgian DPE team just published the videos of all the sessions, which is a great move since the event was exceptionally…

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The Id Element weekly: Ruchi Bhargava on Windows CardSpace Geneva

While I am still enjoying EIC in Munich, back in Redmond things happily go forward: yesterday Donovan published with German punctuality a new episode of the Id Element, during which he chats with Ruchi about Windows CardSpace “Geneva”. Enjoy the show!

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One does not simply walk into Mordor, or Home Realm Discovery for the Internet

Interesting discussion going on on Chris’ blog about OpenID & usability. There are many aspects I’d like to discuss, but it’s 11:34pm and “tomorrow” I have a conference call at 7:00am (sometimes the fact that the Earth is round DOES suck: sorry, Cristoforo): hence I better pick carefully. Ah, did you read the disclaimer that…

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