Microsoft Gets Top Marks in SAML 2.0 Interoperability

Microsoft security experts have never really been fans of SAML, a markup language, that is crucial to many e-government initiatives and SSO models.  The problem with SAML is that it is obese and almost no one had a full implementation of it until recently, yet it was always Microsoft that receive the brunt of the…


Fora.TV Features Steve Ballmer’s Stanford Presentation on Difficult Economy

I love Fora.TV and I’ve been figuring out a way to take some of Microsoft’s product content and abstract it out to neutral technology discussions that are more closely related to policy and vision.  So while browsing, I was greatly surprised to see Steve B’s head on the front page of Fora.  It is always…


London Blogger Meetup

Since my boy James Senior has been living the good life in Seattle as the Live Services Evangelist, he’s kindly setup a great blogger meet-up with an all case of Microsoft technologists, managers and bloggers.   If you want to come, put your name on the wiki!   Some potential discussion topics will include: 1….


New Plug-ins for Live Photo Gallery

Thanks James for the heads up on the new plug-ins! LiveUpload to Facebook – Created by Will Duff.  LiveUpload to Facebook is a plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta that makes it easy for anyone to upload their photos to Facebook. The plug-in takes advantage of the new people tagging feature in Windows Live…


Get Ready for Windows “Cloud”

There has been a lot of buzz in the blogosphere around some of Ballmer’s statements while on his ‘good will’ tour of the UK.  Ballmer’s mentioning of Microsoft’s “cloud” services soon to be announced at PDC has put all web companies on alert.  Amazon decided execute a pre-emptive strike with the announcement of Windows on…


Microsoft Relaxes Virtualization Licensing Rules – VMWare Stock Still Tumbles

Microsoft is taking virtualization extremely seriously.  Microsoft is now the only company that provides the full suite of virtualization technologies allowing businesses to consolidate servers, isolate legacy OS environments securely, centralize application deployment, and protect data for remote workers.  All this is done with a single set of management tools!  Microsoft also realizes that eventually,…


It’s Not About Backup, It’s About Sync

In the last year or so, there has been a wave of activity in the storage service space.  Companies new and old have been entering into the fray to tout their friendly, automated consumer backup solutions.  Many names may ring a bell and are in the process of reinventing themselves to take advantage of new…


Spoon Feed Your Geek Brain With April Webcasts

Here are a list of interesting Webcasts in April!    TechNet 24 Hours of Windows Server 2008 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008 Windows Mobile: Delivering Advanced Communications and Mobile Applications Securing Your Environment by Collaborating Effectively   MSDN Explore the New Features of Visual Studio 2008 Windows Server 2008: Discover Valuable New Functionality  …


Sony Ericsson Hooks Up With Windows Mobile 6…That’s Hot

Engadget has a great article on a new next-generation device coming out of Sony Ericsson called XPERIA X1.  I have to admit the tile view looks very impressive, not at all like the HTC devices.  Its finally time some of our mobile partners start innovating on the Windows Mobile platform.  I’ll be honest, before the…


Burton Group Responds to ODF Alliance’s Critique

This is what I call a healthy and civilized debate unlike much of the garbage and FUD being released by the blogosphere and press.  If you aren’t aware, Burton Group recently released a document outlining the business implications of ODF vs. OpenXML Although I agreed with the technical merits of the document, I personally expressed…