We have decided to postpone the release of Windows CardSpace 2.0. This is due to a number of recent and exciting developments in technologies such as U-Prove and Open ID that can be used for Information Cards and other user-centric identity applications. We are postponing the release to get additional customer feedback and engage with the industry on these technologies. We will communicate additional details at a later time.
As part of our continued investment in these areas, we will deliver a Community Technology Preview in Q2 2010 that will enable the soon-to-be-released Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) in Windows Server to issue Information Cards.
Microsoft remains committed in the development of digital identity technologies, interoperable identity standards, the claims-based identity model, and Information Cards. AD FS 2.0 is on track for release shortly. We also continue to actively participate in industry groups such as the Information Card Foundation, the OpenID Foundation, and standards bodies such as OASIS.