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…


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…


[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…


April Update for the Azure Services Training Kit & Azure Services management Tools

March came and went, bringing us a new CTP of the .NET Services SDK and a lot of news for Windows Azure & SQL Services. Today we released an updated version of the Azure Services Training Kit and one updated version of the Azure Services Management Tools. The March CTP of the .NET Services SDK…

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A visual tour of the .NET Access Control service, part 2: fun with scopes and issuers

Here we are again. I am just back from Belgium’s TechDays, and I can still savor the nice feeling you get from talking in front of a very interested audience 🙂 I’m really glad to see that both the cloud and claims based identity are enjoying the attention they deserve! I have been asked to…

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Identity @ TechDays in Belgium, 10-12 March 2009

  Alright, at this point it’s clear: the only moment in which I have time to blog seriously is when I am on some long flight. And guess what, that’s exactly what I am scheduled to do next Sunday! I have the honor & privilege to present at the 2009 edition of the TechDays in…

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Azure Services Training Kit – February Update Just Released

Between travels and internal conferences I ended up neglecting my poor blog for 3+ weeks; a lot of interesting things happened in the meanwhile, and I hope I’ll manage to catch up in the next days. For the time being, here there’s a quick newsflash for you: the Azure Services Evangelism Team, of which I…

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维托里奥去北京和新加坡 [Vittorio goes to Beijing & Singapore]*

Tomorrow morning I have my flight to Beijing, where I’ll spend Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday spreading some Azure & Identity love. Wednesday night I have a redeye to Singapore where I’ll do some more identity work and hopefully meet some old friends, like the mighty SG AE Linda: she was so nice to set me…


A visual tour of the .NET Access Control service via Azure Services Management Console

Happy Western-new year! Hope you enjoyed your holidays, and that you’re back to work recharged & ready to authenticate/authorize everything in sight 😉 I have a long piece I wrote back in December on my flights to Italy, but that’s pretty long and somewhat philosophical: after the joys of yesterday’s announcements at CES (have you…

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On-premises, hosting & cloud: a metaphor for understanding how they differ

[Dear loyal readers, be warned: this post will contain some identity, but it is more about “pure” architecture & cloud services] On a flight Honolulu-Seattle; vacation is over, and I’m back to sharing with you my wild thoughts (ok, not ALL of my wild thoughts :-)). Have you noticed how people tend to react when…

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