Update on Windows Azure + Windows Identity Foundation

New Guide Back in August we released a guide that explained how to use WIF for adding to your web role SSO and claims-based identity capabilities via WS-Federation. That guide contained a number of workarounds that were made necessary by the limitations of the bits publicly available back then. A lot of you wrote back…

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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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And now, for something completely different: クレーム ベースのアイデンティティ管理 ―― オンプレミス ソリューションとクラウド ソリューション ――

Awesome. Remember my article on Claims-based Identity & cloud on the 16th issue of the Architecture Journal? I already knew that it was translated in Portugues. This evening, while glancing through the blog analytics, I have noticed more visitors than usual from Japan: I followed the referral and – woah! – I found the Japanese…

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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 Interview at IDWORLD 2008: on cloud computing, identity & being an evangelist

If you always wondered what is it like to attend IDWORLD, now you have a nice chance to get a taste of it. Back in November the guys at wisemedia recorded brief interviews with 20some speakers and made them available at http://www.idworldonline.com/index.php?id=idwtv. CEOs, VPs, government officials… the level is really high, in fact one has…

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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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Claims and Cloud: Pardon our Dust

  Developing secure applications and providing a hosting service often provide seemingly contrasting requirements. In order to secure communications you take advantage of protected resources, such as private keys; but when you offer a hosting service for multiple tenants, you abstract away the access to those very resources. The net result is that if you…

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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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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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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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