Windows Identity Foundation RTM!

Hello from PDC09 Day 1 keynote! It is my pleasure to let you know that Bob Muglia just announced the general availability of Windows Identity Foundation. Get it while it’s hot! Almost exactly 2 years ago I had the honor of giving the first sneak-peak of what at the time we called the ADFS “2”…

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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…

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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!)…

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The Id Element: Jorgen Thelin on the Microsoft Federation Gateway (MFG)

After a long pause, the Id Element returns with a bang: yesterday I sneaked in Jorgen Thelin’s office, and he was so kind to spend some time with us discussing the Microsoft Federation Gateway. The MFG is absolutely central to Microsoft’s services offerings: this interview will help you understand what scenarios it enables and how…

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Books: “Programming Windows Identity Foundation”, P&P claims guide & others

  Want to know why I spent one hour every day of my vacation practicing touch typing? Well, apart from the fact that it’s simply scandalous that after 20+ years spent on keyboards I still hunt & peck: in the next few months I’m going to need all the typing speed I can gather… I…

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Identity @ Tech.Ed Australia & New Zealand

  Ah nice. Sunday night, 1:00am and I am still perfectly awake… the usual jet lag after vacation (3 hours for actual time zone difference, + 3 hours because in vacation I like to “recuperate” the lost sleep during the year ;-)). I am not brave enough to open the email yet, who knows what’s…

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A Guide for Enabling Federated Authentication on Windows Azure WebRoles… using Windows identity Foundation

UPDATE: the guide here has long been superceded by hands-on labs (specifically this one) and whitepapers on the topic. Please use those instead. ========================================== Federating with customer and partners, SSO using existing company identities, authentication externalization, multiple auth factors, claims-based identity… those are all things that the good architects, developers & sysadmins want to be…

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DeepZoom & Identity Storytelling

Call them chalk talks, call them interactive sessions, I love that kind of sessions. You can pull it off only if you have a small audience (or at least if the assertive elements are a manageable number), but they’re the most effective. The interesting/challenging thing about those is that you never know where you will…

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Bye Geneva Framework, hello Windows Identity Foundation

The official name of the “geneva” framework is Windows Identity Foundation. I already wrote a post about name changes for the entire Geneva lineup, but I think it’s important to surface the introduction of Windows Identity Foundation directly in its own title so that it stands out in the aggregated feeds. This is a Big…

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The “Geneva” suite of products get official names

It’s been a good ride: in all these months I developed some emotional attachment to the code name “geneva”, and like with “indigo” it will take some time for me to get used to the official names. At the same time I am excited to see that the official names are the right ones! Let’s…

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