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The Azure Experience Lab

Every year ObjectSharp puts on a handful of events, and this year we are pushing hard for Azure.  Next week we have such an event geared towards ISV Developers and Business people.  ObjectSharp would like to welcome you to the Azure Experience Lab! Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud operating system. Leveraging the .NET Platform, developers can easily take advantages of their skills to move their applications to the cloud.  The Azure Experience Lab is all about discovering new business opportunities and learning new technologies to leverage cloud computing for your organization and your customers. For ISVs looking to augment their…

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PrairieDevCon Identity and Security Presentations on June 13th and 14th

Sometime last week I got confirmation that my sessions were accepted for PrairieDevCon!  The schedule has not yet been announced, but here are the two sessions I will be presenting: Changing the Identity Game with the Windows Identity Foundation Identity is a tricky thing to manage. These days every application requires some knowledge of the user, which inevitably requires users to log in and out of the applications to prove they are who they are as well as requiring the application to keep record of the accounts. There is a fundamental shift in the way we manage these users and…

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Vote for my Mix 2011 Session on Identity!

Mix 2011 has opened voting for public session submissions, and I submitted one!  Here is the abstract: Identity Bests – Managing User Identity in the new Decade Presenter: Steve Syfuhs Identity is a tricky thing to manage. These days every website requires some knowledge of the user, which inevitably requires users to log in to identify themselves. Over the next few years we will start seeing a shift toward a centralized identity model removing the need to manage users and their credentials for each website. This session will cover the fundamentals of Claims Based Authentication using the Windows Identity Foundation…

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SharePoint Summit Token Conference Advertisement

Got an email the other day with a bunch of pictures to stick into my email signature, website, blog, slide decks, and etc for the SharePoint Summit in 2011 here in Toronto.  Since I’m content with the size of my signature, have no access to modify this website’s layout, and will never remember to stick them into any of my slide decks, here they are Please go visit the site, see if you are interested in any of the presentations, and if you are, go!  It’ll be well worth the cost!

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Minor Change to TechDays Presentation

Just a quick update to let everyone know that Miguel Carrasco and I are switching sessions so he can get back home for a prior engagement.  As such, I will now be doing OPT315: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks. This session is on the 2nd day at 3:40pm – 4:45pm.

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Changing the Identity Game with the Windows Identity Foundation

Similar to the TVBUG presentation, I will be presenting on the Windows Identity Foundation to the Metro Toronto .NET User Group. Here are the details: When: November 10th, 2010 Where: KPMG, 333 Bay Street, 10th Floor, Toronto Abstract: Identity is a tricky thing to manage. These days every application requires some knowledge of the user, which inevitably requires users to log in and out of the applications to prove they are who they are as well as requiring the application to keep record of the accounts. With the Windows Identity Foundation, built on top of a Claims-based architecture, there is…

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Managing Identity in SharePoint

Yet another presentation on the docket!  I submitted an abstract to SharePoint Summit 2011 and they accepted!  I will be presenting on SharePoint and how it manages Identity.  More specifically, how SharePoint 2010 uses WIF to handle Claims based authentication and Federation. Here are the details Event: SharePoint Summit 2011, January 31st 2011 – February 2nd, 2011 When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. February 1st, 2011 Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto Abstract: Managing identities within an organization is relatively easy. However, as business changes, we need to be able to adapt quickly. Identity is something that often gets overlooked in…

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Presenting a TechDays Local Flavours Track Session!

Earlier this morning I got an email from John Bristowe congratulating me on being selected to present a session for the local flavours track at TechDays in Toronto!  This bumps up my count to 2.  Needless to say I am REALLY excited. I was a little disappointed to find out there weren’t any sessions on the Windows Identity Foundation, so that just meant I had to submit my own to the local flavours track…and they accepted it!  Here are the details: October 27, 3:40 PM to 4:45 PM Breakout | LFT330: Windows Identity Foundation Simplified: All the Scary Things Made…

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Presentation: Changing the Identity Game with the Windows Identity Foundation

Rob Windsor and TVBUG are letting me present on November 8th on Claims-Based Authentication and Identification.  Here are the details: Location: Room 1, Library, 2nd floor, North York Public Library Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 Time: 6:30 to 6:50 (Pizza – Meet and Greet) 6:50 to 7:00 (Group Business) 7:00 to 9:00 (Presentation) Topic: Changing the Identity Game with the Windows Identity Foundation Abstract: Identity is a tricky thing to manage. These days every application requires some knowledge of the user, which inevitably requires users to log in and out of the applications to prove they are who they are…

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Presenting at IT Pro Toronto UG on ADFS 2 and Identity Simplification on October 12

Just a heads up that I will be presenting on ADFS in Toronto for the IT Pro User Group.  Here is the write up: Simplifying User Identity with Active Directory Federation Services (click for link to event) Start Date/Time: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 6:30 PM End Date/Time: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:30 PM Location: UofT Health Sciences Bldg, Rm 106, 155 College St. Description: There is a growing demand for single sign-on solutions that cross organizational, application and platform boundaries of all sizes.  In this presentation, lets take a look at how we can easily meet these demands using Active Directory…