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Identity and Access Management

  • TechEd USA sessions starting to show up

    The sessions from TechEd this week is starting to show up on Channel 9 in case you want to get a view of what we have talked about so far. Session on AD FS, FIM 2010 R2 and Access Control services are among those available right now. Technical Overview...
  • FIM 2010 R2 Community Evaluation Program

      The Community Evaluation Program from the Management and Security team at Microsoft provides IT professionals a structured approach to evaluating System Center and Forefront products before their final release. Members of this program are able...
  • SAML-P support in Windows Identity Foundation coming

    It is our pleasure to announce the availability of the first CTP release of the WIF (Windows Identity Foundation) Extension for the SAML 2.0 Protocol ! We heard your feedback about the necessity to have support for the SAML 2.0 protocol in WIF. Today...
  • FIM 2010 Updates via RSS Feed

    The FIM product team has been really busy responding to different customer requests and identified issues in FIM 2010 which has resulted in a few hotfixes. It is a good practice to make sure you have the latest hotfix to ensure optimal operations and...
  • Identity cloud service released–Windows Azure Appfabric Access Control service

    Today at MIX 2011 we announced the new version of ACS that we have been referring to as ACS 2.0 for some time. Great to see the service go live enabling developers to easily incorporate public identity providers as well as corporate AD Federation Services...
  • New Article: Understanding FIM Service Partitions

    The objective of FIM is to process requests that can be initiated by various FIM clients such as the FIM synchronization service and the self-service components according to your configured business policies. By design, each FIM service instance belongs...
  • Identity and Access coming to MMS 2011

    Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas , March 21-25, will host breakout sessions and a ask the experts booth on Identity and Access for the first time. I’m very excited to be able to deliver four different sessions during the week that should give...
  • New rollup hotfix package for Forefront Identity Manager released

      The Forefront Identity Manager team has released a new rollup hotfix package (build 4.0.3573.2). The Knowledge Base article ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2417774 ) describes the changes so I’m not going to go through the updates here but one...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff859524.aspx...
  • 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...
  • 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: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/fim-2010-management-agents-from-partners.aspx Forefront...
  • Guide on how to integrate ADFS 2.0 and CA Federation Manager

    Recently we posted the latest step-by-step instructions for configuring a basic identity federation deployment between Microsoft® Active Directory® Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) and CA Federation Manager by using the Security Assertion Markup Language...
  • Visio stencil and what is a FIMster?

    Any time I create a PowerPoint to present the architecture of FIM and different topologies I go back to the same slide decks to copy the server icons … I can imagine that you do the same and in most cases you don’t even have a deck so end up creating...
  • Technical overview whitepaper on FIM 2010

    FIM 2010 has been out a couple of months and we have tons of documentation on TechNet and now finally I have published the technical whitepaper that should give you a walkthrough of the product in 50 short pages.  The idea was to create a document...
  • FIM Community Knowledge Box

    The Offline resource that will help you in all FIM  projects. The FIMSters (Forefront Identity Manger Experts) on the forums have put together this help file which includes powershell scripts, tips and tricks as well as links to key resources. Brjann...
  • Forefront Identity Manager 2010 – What is new in Update 1

    A great write-up of all the changes that came with Update 1 to FIM 2010 has been posted to the FIM 2010 Forum. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ilm2/thread/b21e08a5-d2be-4bf1-a53f-248b5a9cc6e3 This will get released as a KB article as...
  • Omada delivers value on top of FIM 2010 platform

    One of our partners, Omada ( www.omada.net ) , has been working with ILM and now FIM for many years with numerous succesful deployments around the world. With the General Availalability of FIM 2010 just around the corner on 1 April I wanted to call out...
  • Forefront Identity Manager 2010 has RTM'ed

    Today, March 2, we annonced RTM of FIM 2010 during Scott Charney's keynote at the RSA Conference. Our product webpages on www.microsoft.com/fim are updated and we will continue updating these pages as well as our technical prouduct pages with more and...