Vittorio Bertocci

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  • Blog Post: The new ACS ships!

      Last week we shipped a new version of the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control service . and MIX is all a buzz about it! The new ACS includes a plethora of new features that you guys have been asking with enthusiasm: single sign on from business and web identity providers, easy integration with...
  • Blog Post: New Labs Release of ACS marries Web Identities and WS-*, Blows Your Mind

    They did it. Justin , Hervey and the AppFabric ACS gang just released a new version of the ACS in the LABS environment , a version that is chock-full of news and enhancements, including: Integration with Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and tooling Out-of-the-box support for popular web identity providers...
  • Blog Post: The June 2010 Identity Training Kit Contains Powerpoint Decks, Videos

    As promised, here there’s a version of the Identity Developer Training Kit which contains the decks from the WIF Workshops and embedded players for all the video recordings of the Redmond event ; alongside, of course, with the usual hands-on labs. After more than one year, I was finally able to get rid...
  • Blog Post: All Will Be Revealed: ~7 Hours Recordings from the WIF Workshops

    As promised, the recordings of the main sessions of the latest WIF Workshop are now available  on Channel9! The course starts from the very high level intro you’ve seen various times, and progresses into the deepest WIF training content we’ve ever published (that is, until this bad boy will be finally...
  • Blog Post: ADFS 2.0 Ships!

    Administrators around the globe, rejoice: Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 has been released ! On the IdElement you can find the customary special on the event: Active Directory Federation Services v2 Ships! Share Today we are announcing the general availability of Active Directory Federation...
  • Blog Post: The IdElement on Zune Marketplace and iTunes

    If you are on the go, doing groceries or sweating on a treadmill, and all of a sudden you feel that you *absolutely* must  get NOW your dose of claims-based goodness … we’ve got you covered! The oh-so-lucky owners of Zune HDs will be able to get a quick fix in crystal-clear OLED awesomeness via...
  • Blog Post: Coming to a City Near You: Windows Identity Foundation Developer Workshops!

    3/29-3/30 - Brussels, Belgium 4/7-4/8 – Chertsey, UK 5/_-5/_ - Munich, Germany 5/18-5/19 – Singapore 5/_-5/_ - Sydney, Australia 6/1-6/2 – Redmond , USA Want to gain deep, hands-on knowledge on Windows Identity Foundation ? Well, we may just have what you need here! By the end of this month I’ll hop...
  • Blog Post: U-Prove Community Technical Preview

    Conventional wisdom suggests that if you want to increase security, you need to sacrifice some privacy: if you took a flight in the last decade you know exactly what I mean. We are so used to that tradeoff that you consider it one of the many Heisenberg principles governing computer science. But what...
  • Blog Post: ADFS 2.0 RC is Here!

    The release candidate is always an important milestone for a product: if possible, it is even more so for a component as essential as your identity provider or your federation provider, which must be absolutely rock solid, secure, always available... you know the drill. Well, good news everyone! From...
  • Blog Post: More WIF RTM Extravaganza: Sharepoint 2010 & Claims-Based Identity on the Id Element

    Riding the wave of the WIF RTM joy , Here there’s a bonus for you: an exclusive interview with Venky, Program Manager Lead in the Sharepoint team, where he describes how claims-based identity is helping Sharepoint to address its identity challenges. This is an unusual interview for the Id Element...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Identity Developer Training Course on Channel9

    Microsoft is a recognized thought leader in Identity: since the Geneva announcements wave in PDC08, we opened a dialog with developers for helping you to reap the benefits of claims based identity with the .NET framework. And today we RTM’ed WIF ! :) During the past year we rolled out many successful...
  • Blog Post: Windows Identity Foundation RTM!

    Hello from PDC09 Day 1 keynote! It is my pleasure to let you know that Bob Muglia just announced the general availability of Windows Identity Foundation . Get it while it’s hot ! Almost exactly 2 years ago I had the honor of giving the first sneak-peak of what at the time we called the ADFS “2” project...
  • Blog Post: The Id Element Special: up close & personal with WIF RC

    The Federated Identity team finally unwrapped the RC version of Windows Identity Foundation: as you have come to expect, the Id Element did some fact gathering for you . Enjoy! The release candidate of Windows Identity Foundation is here! Chock-full of improvements driven by YOUR feedback, WIF...
  • Blog Post: The Id Element: Jorgen Thelin on the Microsoft Federation Gateway (MFG)

    After a long pause, the Id Element returns with a bang : yesterday I sneaked in Jorgen Thelin ’s office, and he was so kind to spend some time with us discussing the Microsoft Federation Gateway . The MFG is absolutely central to Microsoft’s services offerings: this interview will help you understand...
  • Blog Post: PDC09 registration is now open… and identity is in the forefront

    … pun intended :-) As of this morning you can secure a seat at the hottest Microsoft event for developers: I am naturally talking of PDC09 ! Identity is going to be big this year too: just to give you a taste, in the first batch of sessions we published this morning you can find a breakout on Windows...
  • Blog Post: The ID Element changes cadence

    Back in April we launched the Id Element , our Channel9 show on all things Identity . Since then we more or less kept the rhythm of one show per week, with the exception of the burst during TechEd US for covering all the news in Beta2 . Our efforts have been rewarded by the amazing number of viewers...
  • Blog Post: The Id Element Weekly: Donovan Follette on making the shift from ADFS v1 to Geneva Server

      In the most classic of the role reversals, in this episode of the Id Element Donovan ends up in front of the camera . Interviewing Donovan was great fun: if you used or are using ADFS, this video will be very useful for ferrying you toward the new model. As the video caption goes:   Donovan...
  • Blog Post: The Id Element weekly: Caleb Baker on Geneva Server and SAML2.0 Interoperability

    This week the Id Element features my good friend Caleb , partner in crime , as he chats with Donovan about the relationship Geneva Server and SAML-P. Those are 21 minutes of pure goodness: from behind-the-scenes of the various Novell & Sun interop activities for beta 2 to practical demonstrations...
  • Blog Post: The Id Element weekly: Geneva Server, Windows CardSpace Geneva, Information Cards and PHP Interoperability

    While I was circling SFO searching for the Avis rentals return park, yesterday Donovan was publishing a new episode of the Id Element : this time you get to see the man, as opposed of the usual disembodied voice, as he interviews the Otis and Vijay about the Lake Washington School District project or...
  • Blog Post: Geneva Beta 2 Week on the Id Element show

    In less than a month of availability, the Id Element show on Channel 9 enjoyed more than 86,000 views: considering that Identity has been traditionally considered a niche subject, those are impressive numbers which demonstrate a healthy interest from you guys. THANK YOU :-) Now that beta 2 is out, we...
  • Blog Post: Geneva Beta 2 is out!

    Ahh, *FINALLY* I can talk about it! Few minutes ago we announced from the Forefront blog the availability of the beta 2 release of the “Geneva” products : “Geneva” Framework, “Geneva” Server and Windows CardSpace “Geneva” . The new beta introduces new features, such as the seamless integration...
  • Blog Post: The Id Element weekly: Ruchi Bhargava on Windows CardSpace Geneva

    While I am still enjoying EIC in Munich, back in Redmond things happily go forward: yesterday Donovan published with German punctuality a new episode of the Id Element, during which he chats with Ruchi about Windows CardSpace “Geneva” . Enjoy the show!
  • Blog Post: The Id Element Weekly: Vijay Gajjala on Geneva Server

    One more week has passed, and The Id Element show on Channel9 reached a whopping 56K combined views. That’s awesome, especially considering that we were expecting all eyes on RSA (speaking of which, check out Scott’s keynote : highly recommended). This week our fearless Donovan went to visit Vijay, another...
  • Blog Post: The Id Element weekly: Hervey Wilson on past, present & future of the Geneva Framework

    Last Thursday we launched The Id Element, our new Channel9 show about all things Identity: we are amazed by the views we got in such short time (over 14K for the 2 videos combined already!), and we hope we’ll deserve your trust by delivering quality content on your favorite subject. Thank you!!! Today...
  • Blog Post: Come see us at the Geneva booth @RSA!

    It’s that time of the year again. I am sitting at the gate in SeaTac, waiting to board the flight for sunny S.Francisco where the RSA conference is held. The expo area is, as always, a kaleidoscope of companies & products: luckily there’s the floor plan available to find your way around. Needless...
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