Infocard mentioned on Infoworld

We’re starting to see this show up more in the press after the PDC. http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/09/21/HNinfocard_1.html

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Excellent Web Cast on the Identity Management Solution Series

The Microsoft Identity and Access Management Solution Series is a set of prescriptive guidance, code samples, and architecture references that guide customers on building real life Identity Management solutions.  This web cast will cover the upcoming release on Provisioning and Workflow as well as a roadmap.  I have tested this solution myself and it is…

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Identity Management hurts

Seriously, this stuff is really hard. I work in the Identity Management space and most of my time has focused more on enterprise Idm solutions (things like metadirectories and provisioning). Recently, I have been studying this from a more wholistic internet identity management topic. Much of the discussion has started without me on Blogs like…

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New MS Press Group Policy Book

This book has some great details on Active Directory Group Policies.  I can’t wait to get a copy myself.  http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/8763.asp

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Microsoft and Sun Partnership Progress

This is somewhat old news by now, but I wanted to remind folks about the announcements in this press release.  http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/may05/05-13MSSunEventPR.mspx Basically, Microsoft and Sun have really started to show some progress on partnerships that were annouced a year ago.  The two items that are most interesting to me are: 1. WS-Federation Interop.  Microsoft and…

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Interesting Performance Monitoring Tool - Download on microsoft.com

I recently found a tool that can help do performance analysis on servers in your environment.  This tool gathers the data from the Performance Monitor and does some level of analysis to help diagnose issues.  It is especially good at IIS 6.0 and Active Directory. Link:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=61a41d78-e4aa-47b9-901b-cf85da075a73&DisplayLang=en From the Overview: Service Performance Advisor is a…

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MIIS Deprovisioning and using ShouldDeleteFromMV

In general, MIIS solutions have one connected data source that is authoritative for deletes and drives the deprovisioning process.  A common MIIS configuration is to set the object deletion rule to delete the MV object when the connector is removed from this authoritative MA.  This will cause a MV delete and trigger all other MA’s…

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Federation... Schmederation. Can't we all just get along?!?

The eWeek article below talks about Microsoft and the Liberty Alliance. I guess IBM recently decided to join the Liberty Alliance (along with already being a part of designing the ws-federation standards with Microsoft).  Interesting article. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1681595,00.asp This stuff is all very early in the development cycle, but I suspect it will all work itself out…

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Consulting from home...

I have posted on this Blog recently about life in MCS.  This probably holds true for consulting engagements in general.  Setting a comfortable travel schedule is really important when you are on the road all the time.  On the other hand, this travel schedule would need to be negotiated with the client.  In my case,…

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Information about my current MIIS/Exchange project

My current project is using MIIS to assist with an Exchange Resource Forest. The company has decided to run Exchange in the headquarters and each sub-Company would maintain their own Active Directory for login and security.  The Exchange forest has placeholder accounts (mailboxes) that the external accounts have rights to. MIIS is responsible for two…

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