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  • Blog Post: New technical preview of U-Prove, February 2011

    Microsoft is releasing a second Community Technology Preview (CTP) of U-Prove and related software innovations to help put users in control of how their identity information is shared on the internet. Microsoft is pleased to announce this preview during RSA 2011, and to enable policymakers, end-users...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft shines at the European Identity Conference 2010

    In the category “Best Innovation”, the European Identity Award went to Microsoft for U-Prove . The U-Prove technology, which enables minimal disclosure of identity-related information is considered to be a pioneering effort in enhancing online privacy and security, by analyst firm Kuppinger...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 security and privacy challenges in identity infrastructures – and how to overcome them with U-Prove

    Commercial businesses and governments are rolling out identity systems to improve their security and to provide online access to services. Current identity framework efforts (including federated identity protocols such as SAML and OpenID) do not provide the highest levels of security and may in fact...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft goes international with new U-Prove concept and privacy

    During ISSE on October 5-7, 2010 in Berlin, Germany Microsoft showed a new proof of concept with our partners in Germany, Fraunhofer FOKUS. As part of our keynote and break-out session, the concept explores privacy-enhanced identity experiences with U-Prove technology. A video featuring how privacy...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft releases U-Prove technology

    Today, we took a first step to make the Microsoft U-Prove technology available! First, core portions of the U-Prove intellectual property via a cryptographic specification (under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise ) are available to any interested parties. Two open source software toolkits...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft receives the Privacy Innovation Award for Technology 2010

    On September 30, 2010 Microsoft received an award at the annual International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Innovation Awards ceremony in Baltimore, MD . The award acknowledges Microsoft’s release of U-Prove, a privacy-enhancing security technology, which helps address...
  • Blog Post: An introduction to Microsoft's U-Prove technology (2010)

    The U-Prove technology provides enhanced security of identity-related information as it travels online by enabling minimal disclosure capabilities for all parties involved in electronic transactions and communications.