The Rise of Federation Part 2 – Critical Mass

In a previous blog post I wrote about something I called “The rise of federation“. As we have watched all the buzz and announcements in the IT we’ve seen a 10-fold increase the use of the word ‘Cloud’ and this has come to mean alot of different things. A common thread in all these things…


Manageability for Identity and Access Management solutions

With enterprise software solutions, whether in the IDA space or elsewhere, an interesting set of things happens as a new solution first hits production. The persons or teams involved feel a certain element of satisfaction at 8AM on production day 1, and then about 5 minutes later this feeling is quickly squelched by a sense…


The Rise of Federation Part 1 – "Trust Me"

Do We Have Trust? Back in 2005 a group of us in Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) formed up in what was termed the COE – Center of Excellence and for my area that was OS/Identity. The focus and objective of the group was to engage in leading-edge infrastructure projects involving the operating system platform, Active…