We are very glad to announce that Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has shipped! The official announcement of WIF RTM is made by Bob Muglia yesterday in his Keynote speech at PDC’09 Conference in Los Angeles. We are very excited to make this announcement at PDC’09 aligning with many other key product announcements made in PDC’09. It is our pleasure to offer you a claims-based identity foundation that is built using standards and that addresses the valuable beta feedback comments that you have provided to us in the past year.
We are happy to announce that in addition to English (en-us) language WIF is also available for six other languages namely, German (de-de), Spanish (es-es), French (fr-fr), Italian (it-it), Dutch (nl-nl), and Japanese (ja-jp).
Start building your production applications with WIF and leverage its extensibility points to achieve following major, but not limited to, value adds:
- standards-based and interoperable identity solution
- single claims-based identity model
- identity flow across on-premise and cloud applications
- federation capability
WIF Setup packages can be downloaded from here.
Watch the Channel-9 video with the core team who were behind the making of WIF and a short video on the impression of WIF RTM from our Director of Program Management, Conrad Bayer.
Check out the following resources to learn more about WIF:
New release of the Identity Developer Training Kit, updated for RTM and containing brand-new labs (WIF and Windows Azure, the new Access Control Service) – by DPE
A new channel9 training course dedicated to Identity developers, containing hosted versions of the labs in the kit and new introductory videos – by DPE
End to end sample FabrikamShipping, updated for the RTM release – by DPE
Sample ASP.NET controls (Claims-Driven Modifier Control and Security Token Visualizer Control) updated for WIF RTM – by DPE
Recordings of the identity sessions at PDC09 – by DPE
Update on Windows Azure + Windows Identity Foundation – by DPE
Claims-based identity is the next wave in identity and get onboard with Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) today!