Updated Windows Azure Access Control Service Cmdlets: Modules, Continuation and Backup/Restore!

As promised yesterday, here there’s one of the deliverables I mentioned. About one month ago we published the first release of a set of PowerShell cmdlets for ACS: wrappers for the ACS management APIs, which allow you to easily script tasks such as wiping a namespace, adding an OpenID provider, automating often-used provisioning flows and…

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

[Dave, forgive me for lifting your headline it’s just too good a fit for the occasion] As anticipated during a recent CloudCover episode, tomorrow it’s going to be my first day as Principal Program Manager in the identity product team. I’ll be looking after the developer experience for our identity products on premises and in…

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Thank You, Kim!

Working with one of your idols is one once-in-a-lifetime privilege; getting to be friends, even rarer. Kim Cameron does not need introductions, no sirs, especially if you are reading this from an Internet-connected device. His contribution to how we think about identity cannot be overestimated; as I often say in my talks, claims (which are…

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8 Years of Blogging

As it is by now tradition, here there’s my annual checkpoint on blog activities (former years’ digests: (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). This is my 514th blog post, which sounds like a pretty unbelievably high pile of blabber… until you look at the numbers of certain overzealous tweeters (I won’t add any links…

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Detachable Lenses Give Your Smartphone the Gift of Supersight

[Yes, another non-identity and non-cloud related post about gadgets: after all, it’s Saturday! But the next one will be a serious post, I promise] Being able at any time to pull out from your pocket a phone capable of capturing megapixel pictures & videos is awesome, but oftentimes I do miss the versatility that a…

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Intervista con Giorgio sul Corriere

Eccomi all’aeroporto di Seattle, dove sono giunto dopo una guidatona all’alba. Nevica da ieri sera, e spero proprio che l’aereo che mi accingo a prendere riesca a portarmi in vacanza come da programma (un paio di giorni a Honolulu per il Thanksgiving, dopo i quali andro dritto a Pechino per la keynote del TechEd in…

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Unboxing of the Zotac ZBOX ID34

[warning: no identity or technical content here] It’s so long that I don’t write a post about gadgets that the term disappeared from my tag cloud. Well, tonight after dinner I took a break from the usual grind and decided to pay homage to this ceremony that gadget lovers seems to have grown accustomed with,…

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The First Dead-Tree Copy of the Book is Here!

[I know, you must be sick of book-related posts: please bear with me just a bit longer, I think we’re almost done :-)] [UPDATED] YES! I just found under the door mat – wait for it – the very first printed copy of Programming Windows Identity Foundation! Considering that exactly today it’s 9 years that…

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7 years of blogging

The anniversary is in fact in April, but every year (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) I am drifting forward. In fact I am tempted to skip this altogether, but a tradition is a tradition… So, let’s make a quick digest of the notable posts from last year. The very first Identity Training Kit announcement…

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6 years of blogging

Usually (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) in April I “celebrate” the anniversary of my blog creation with an anthology of posts from the last year. This time it just slipped through the cracks, April was an insanely busy month, hence i am doing it late and in reduced form; since i am doing it mainly…

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