Vittorio Bertocci

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  • Blog Post: Fun with FabrikamShipping SaaS III: Programmatic Use of the Enterprise Edition via OData, OAuth2

    Welcome to the last installment of the “Fun with FabrikamShipping SaaS” series. The “fun” blogs are meant to help you walking through the demo; once we are done with that, I’ll finally start to talk about what makes the demo tick: architecture, code and all those nice things. The walkthrough I am discussing...
  • Blog Post: Time to be a spreker again: TechDays Belgium & DevDays Nederlands

    I am back from sunny Vegas, where we finally announced the RTW of the new ACS , to the less sunny Redmond; but not for long. Next Saturday I’m scheduled to fly back to EU, where I’ll have the honor and privilege to blabber about my favorite topics at TechDays Belgium and Nederland’s DevDays . TechDays...
  • Blog Post: Fun with FabrikamShipping SaaS II: Creating an Enterprise Edition Instance

    I finally found (read: made) the time to get back to the “ Fun with FabrikamShipping SaaS ” series. As in the first installment (where I provided a “script” for going through the creation and use of a small business edition instance) here I will walk you through the onboarding and use of a new Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: New FabrikamShipping SaaS Release for Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and December Labs Release of ACS

    I hope you took some to time to rest last month, because now it’s time to dive right back in! To get you back into your cloud habit, I would suggest a SaaS entrée. It’s already few weeks that the online instance of FabrikamShipping SaaS ( ) has been updated: today we are releasing the corresponding source...
  • Blog Post: Speaking @… PayPal Innovate X 2010

    One of the parts in FabrikamShipping SaaS I’m most proud of is the integration with PayPal’s Adaptive Payments API. We’ve been collaborating directly with PayPal for few weeks, and specifically with Praveen Alavilli and  Shah Rasesh , for finding the best way to take advantage of the payment APIs...
  • Blog Post: Speaking @… Tech.Ed Europe

    It’s that time of the year again. After few months of Redmond-centric work, in early November I am scheduled to hop on a plane for Berlin and once again partake to the technology feast of Tech.Ed Europe, 2010 edition. I don’t have a really good memory of last year’s experience, but that’s entirely due...
  • Blog Post: New Online Demo: Introducing FabrikamShipping SaaS

    Last June, the beginning of the fiscal year for Microsoft, I’ve been asked to add to my identity for developers mission an additional focus: helping ISVs to take advantage of the Windows Azure Platform for writing Software as a Service solutions. Rather than devising abstract...
  • 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: New Issue of the Architecture Journal: Article on "Claims and Identity, On-Premise and Cloud Solutions"

    The latest issue of the Architecture Journal is available for download here (I am breaking the news even before the rest of the pages are updated from issue 15 to issue 16: see how much I care about you?;-)). What makes this especially interesting is that issue 16 is entirely dedicated to identity...
  • Blog Post: Claim types: a coarse taxonomy

    In short. I make some considerations about what kind of info ends up in a claim, and the things we expect will happen when those info are processed. I then describe what I call infrastructure claims, for the lack of a better term, and their role in authorization; and I introduce the R-STS arcology pattern...
  • Blog Post: Biztalk Services

    Dennis announces the CTP of the Biztalk Services, one of the webbyest CTP we have: those are actually services, the only thing you need (if you want a quick start) is the SDK . There is much to be said about this new release, and I hope I'll be able to play with it soon (dear Editor, don't worry:...
  • Blog Post: Identity in a Deregulated IT world

    In short: Gianpaolo presents a daring proposition about a deregulated IT . I believe that GP's idea is a very valid one. In the post below I explore the implications of a world where consumerism is brought to the extremes of IT deregulation: in such a world user centric identity management and user control...
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