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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Interview about identity & cloud on IDPeople magazine

  Few weeks ago the good guys at the IDPeople magazine interviewed me on the topic of identity & cloud computing: you can access the text online or the pdf here (requires free registration). During IDWorld they also recorded a brief video about my session on the same theme, but I don’t know when or…

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TechEd EMEA 2008: still one day to immerse yourself in Identity

It seems it barely started, and TechEd EMEA 2008 is almost done already. Identity is very well represented in this edition. Geneva has 2 booths in the ATE area, which experienced really a lot of traffic: you still have time tomorrow for taking advantage of the experts there (Sam, Sidd, Shiung, Tariq) and have a…

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Identity & Cloud Services @ Øredev 2008

Immediately after IDWorld I will fly to Malmö, Sweden, where I will present a session "Identity & Cloud Services" for the Architecture track of Øredev 2008. Øredev is a big developer conference, one of the most important for the Scandinavian countries: this is definitely a technical audience, which which I won’t hesitate to delve in…

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Identity & Cloud Services @ IDWorld 2008

The week after TechEd EMEA I am traveling to Italy, where I’ll give a session about identity & cloud services at the ID World conference. The ID World is a pretty different event from the ones I am used to speak for: there is a strong emphasis on physical authentication, and its delegates tend to…

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Azure Services Training Kit – PDC Preview

[update The Training Kit version announced here is now obsolete: today (2/6/2009) we announced the availability of the February Update of the Azure Services Training Kit. Read about this update here]   You all heard the news: Windows Azure here, Azure Services there… now it’s time to get you hands dirty: the team I working…

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PDC2008: Come to the Identity booth!

Identity is everywhere at this PDC2008! After the keynotes and the many breakouts, let me introduce you to the Booth. We are in the Big Room, on your right, and we are easily recognizable thanks to 1) the big “Identity for software+services” signage and 2) the fashionable pistacchio shirts we drape ourselves in. The booth…

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Zermatt & Cloud @ TechEd New Zealand/Australia

Well, it’s almost one month since I wrote the last “useful” posts: you would not believe how incredibly busy I am on stuff I can’t talk about just yet (but soon, very soon). In this quick update I am excited to report that I am going to speak at TechEd New Zealand & TechEd Australia!…

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Claim types: a coarse taxonomy

In short. I make some considerations about what kind of info ends up in a claim, and the things we expect will happen when those info are processed. I then describe what I call infrastructure claims, for the lack of a better term, and their role in authorization; and I introduce the R-STS arcology pattern,…

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