Archive for May, 2009

May 11, 2009
“Geneva” Beta 2 is Here

Microsoft announced the availability of the second beta of its forthcoming “Geneva” claims-based identity software today during Tech•Ed. This is a significant milestone for the team along the path to releasing production versions of the “Geneva” software family, which includes the server, framework, and CardSpace. I’m personally particularly proud of all the interop work that has been done in preparation for this release. I believe that you’ll find it to be high-quality and interoperable with others’ identity software using WS-*, SAML 2.0, and Information Cards.

For more details, see What’s New in Beta 2 on the “Geneva” Team Blog. Visit the “Geneva” information page. Check out the Identity Developer Training Kit. Learn from team experts on the ID Element show. Download the beta. And let us know how it works for you, so the final versions can be even better.


May 10, 2009
ICF Achievements at the EIC

Information Card Icon OutlineThis week the Information Card Foundation marked two significant developments at the European Identity Conference: the formation of the German-language chapter of the ICF, and receiving the European Identity Award for Best New Standard.

The inaugural meeting of the German-language D-A-CH chapter was exciting. About 25 people attended representing at least 17 companies and organizations. A highlight was presentations by Fraunhofer FOKUS, Deutsche Telekom, CORISECIO, Siemens, Universität Potsdam, and Microsoft about their Information Card work. Lots of good things happening! Also see the ICF post about the chapter.

Information Card Foundation German Chapter Logos

Receiving the European Identity Award for Best New Standard was a significant honor for the foundation, and a mark of the maturing of the Information Card ecosystem. Also see the ICF post about the award.

European Identity Award

Sehr aufregend!