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Windows CardSpace helps Eduserve to fuel DreamSpark authentication

Windows CardSpace helps Eduserve to fuel DreamSpark authentication

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I am sure you are all more than familiar with DreamSpark, the amazing (YES, amazing. Bravo Milo!) offer through which Microsoft gives access to developer & designer tools at no charge. That requires, naturally, to be able to prove that you are indeed a student.

Eduserv is a not-for-profit UK-based organization that focuses on IT solutions for the education sector: their identity management solutions are used by over 4 millions of students from universities in UK & other countries. And here comes the interesting bit: Eduserv wrote an identity management component for DreamSpark integrated with their OpenAthens SP, and based on WCF & CardSpace :-) you can read about this on a recently published case study (word document here).

With all the identity talent that runs abundant in the Microsoft offices in UK (Paul MacKinnon & Planky, congrats!) it is not really a surprise to see that they are ahead of the curve, but it is most definitely a pleasure :-) congratulations to all the people involved!

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