TechEd Europe – Identity and Access Sessions

Just a couple of days now until TechEd starts in Berlin and I just arrived today after a couple of days in Copenhagen. This time we have a lot of different Identity and Access sessions across many different tracks. When we talk about Identity and Access we include a number of different technologies across on-premises… Read more

Race to the Cloud – IDA summit hosted by Oxford Computer Group

November 3rd & 4th in Cambridge, MA Oxford Computer Group (OCG) is again hosting the North American Summit for Microsoft Identity and Access. The theme this year will be "race to the cloud," a 2-day summit examining Identity and Access Management infrastructure, both on-premise and in the cloud. To view the full agenda, speakers, and… Read more

FIM Management Agents from partners now a WIKI page

The blog post on Management Agents is the most popular page on this blog and there is a lot of interest around Management Agents so in an attempt to make this topic even more alive and current we have moved the information to a Wiki page instead so that we can provide a more living… Read more

Software as a Service demo available

Thinking about selling your software as a service but don’t know where to start and what it would look like? The Windows Azure platform team at Microsoft has created a live demo environment built on Windows Azure. This is not just a demo environment but also a place for you to take if for a… Read more

Set of TechNet articles on AD Federation Services

Adam Conkle has published some great troubleshooting, tips and tricks and how to articles on TechNet that should help you in evaluating and implementing Active Directory Federation Services. AD FS – How to invoke a WS-Federation sign-out AD FS 2.0 – "An unexpected error has occurred" error or blank page displayed attempting to log on… Read more

New Books on Identity and Access (FIM 2010 and WIF)

David Lundell and Brad Turner at Ensynch have just released a book : FIM Best Practices Volume 1: Introduction, Architecture And Installation Of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 This is a great companion to the online FIM training as well that I posted about earlier. Vittorio Bertocci recently released a book on WIF : Programming Windows… Read more

FIM 2010 Online Training

Evaluating FIM for identity management, already looking at deploying or are you in the middle of a project? The Online Ramp Up Training that we released this summer can really help you. As you can see from the goals with the training below this is not just an overview training, it is a technical training… Read more

FIM custom activity walkthrough published on MSDN

A new topic was published to MSDN that shows the end-to-end process for creating a custom logging activity in Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM 2010). How to: Create a Custom Logging Activity The topic covers how to create a FIM custom activity in Visual Studio that logs information about a request to a file. The… Read more

Microsoft IT using AD FS 2.0 case study

This new case study describes how Microsoft IT migrated their federated applications from AD FS 1.0 to AD FS 2.0 and how Microsoft IT uses new AD FS 2.0 features for claims-based identity to simplify and enhance Human Resources Services. Great story describing how MSIT is using AD FS to federate with external application so… Read more

FIM Management Agents from Partners

Update 11 October 2010: This blog post has been converted into a Wiki page instead so that we can provide a more living document. Please go to: Forefront Identity Manager includes a number of different management agents to connect to a variety of data sources. To enable you to connect to other data sources,… Read more