Microsoft ASP.NET Tools for Windows Azure Active Directory – Visual Studio 2012

If you guys had a chance of seeing the Windows Azure AD session at //BUILD, or more recently at the P&P Symposium, you already know that the previews of ASP.NET Tools Fall update included a feature to easily configure a Web application to use Windows Azure AD; it is what added the “Enable Windows Azure…

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Multitenant STS and Token Validation

Writing this blog post or dowloading Adera Episode 3? Why do I even ask, I already know the answer 🙂 Today I want to tell about one of the patterns behind Windows Azure Active Directory. I call it the multitenant STS pattern, which is a pretty descriptive name IMO and seem to have caught up…

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Running WIF Based Apps in Windows Azure Web Sites

It’s official: I am getting old. I was ab-so-lu-te-ly convinced I already blogged about this, but after the nth time I got asked about this I came to find the link to the post only to find pneumatic vacuum in its place. No joy on the draft folder either… oh well, this won’t take too…

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Access Control & Core Directory Available at No Charge

Folks, this is big. Check out the announcement that went out yesterday on the Windows Azure blog. In fact, I am going to quote it here in its entirety! Here goes: Identity Management and Access Control are anchors for virtually all critical processes, collaboration and transactions. To that end, it was no accident that Access…

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Provisioning a Windows Azure Active Directory Tenant as an Identity Provider in an ACS Namespace

Thanks to the improvements introduced in the latest refresh of the developer preview of Windows Azure Active Directory, we are finally able to support a scenario you often asked for: provisioning  a Windows Azure Active Directory tenant as an identity provider in an ACS namespace. In this post I am going to describe how to…

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Windows Azure AD, Graph API and AAL on the Cloud Cover Show

Hi all! I am briefly emerging from my yearly time off to notify you that my good friends Nick & Nate just published the latest episode of the Cloud Cover show, featuring your furry PM (I waited until the how’s recording to shave my goatee!) chatting with the hosts about all things Windows Azure AD….

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The Recording of “A Lap Around Windows Azure Active Directory” From TechEd Europe is Live

Hi all! I am typing this post from Shiphol, Amsterdam’s airport, where I am waiting to fly back to Seattle after a super-intense 2 days at TechEd Europe. As it is by now tradition for Microsoft’s big events, the video recording of the breakout sessions are available on Channel9 within 24 hours from the delivery….

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Brand New ACS Walkthrough on the New Windows Azure Developer Center

  By now, I am sure, you already heard about the flurry of improvements that swept the Azure Land. If you didn’t, please take a moment to go through Bob’s post here: socks will be blown, the Windows Azure team did an *amazing* job. If you explore the new developer center you’ll eventually land on…

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