Vittorio Bertocci

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  • Blog Post: The New ACS is Live: if you do HTTP, you can play the Game

    Today the .NET Services team released the first CTP that reflects the changes announced back in September : you can read about it in their team blog and in Justin’s blog and experiment with the service here . You know, it’s kind of a big deal! The power of the claims-based approach is now within reach...
  • Blog Post: [VIDEO] Identity & Cloud Services

      As promised last week , here there’s the video of my other session at the Belgian TechDays . This session was part of the Architecture track, hence I took a mildly different, more abstract approach: I position Cloud computing as a trend (storytelling the famous parallel between last century’s...
  • Blog Post: April Update for the Azure Services Training Kit & Azure Services management Tools

    March came and went, bringing us a new CTP of the .NET Services SDK and a lot of news for Windows Azure & SQL Services. Today we released an updated version of the Azure Services Training Kit and one updated version of the Azure Services Management Tools . The March CTP of the .NET Services SDK contains...
  • Blog Post: A visual tour of the .NET Access Control service, part 2: fun with scopes and issuers

    Here we are again. I am just back from Belgium’s TechDays , and I can still savor the nice feeling you get from talking in front of a very interested audience :-) I’m really glad to see that both the cloud and claims based identity are enjoying the attention they deserve! I have been asked to share the...
  • Blog Post: Azure Services Training Kit – February Update Just Released

    Between travels and internal conferences I ended up neglecting my poor blog for 3+ weeks; a lot of interesting things happened in the meanwhile, and I hope I’ll manage to catch up in the next days. For the time being, here there’s a quick newsflash for you: the Azure Services Evangelism Team , of which...
  • Blog Post: A visual tour of the .NET Access Control service via Azure Services Management Console

    Happy Western-new year! Hope you enjoyed your holidays, and that you're back to work recharged & ready to authenticate/authorize everything in sight ;-) I have a long piece I wrote back in December on my flights to Italy, but that's pretty long and somewhat philosophical: after the joys of yesterday...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's New Identity Landscape

      PDC has come and gone, and Microsoft's identity landscape has changed. New products emerged, services appeared or underwent profound transformations: but the remarkable thing is that all elements, none excluded, are part of a single,company-wide, consistent strategy that aims at putting the user...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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