Justin Smith's Blog

Major update to ACS now available

Today I’m excited to announce a major update to ACS. It’s available in our labs environment:...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 08/04/2010

Mgmt Config sample for WLID / Facebook Connect sample

Now that we have a mgmt tool, I can provide you with a template so you can setup the ACS part of the...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 11/15/2009

ACS integration with Windows Live ID & Facebook Connect

I’ve received several requests regarding ACS and Windows Live ID integration for websites. This post...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 11/15/2009

ACS SAML / ADFS v2 Sample

The November 2009 CTP of ACS integrates with Active Directory Federation Server v2. ACS can act as a...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 11/14/2009

Management Browser uploaded

Since releasing the new version of ACS on Nov 5, we’ve received quite a bit of feedback that we...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 11/14/2009

Web Resource Authorization Protocol (WRAP) and Simple Web Token (SWT) on google groups

The Access Control Service uses a new community protocol and format that are now posted on google...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 11/05/2009

Access Control Service (M7) released today!

Today is a big day for the Access Control Service team. M7 is now live. There are a few huge...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 11/05/2009

Access Control Service and ADFS v2 demo

In my last post I outlined the changes that were coming in the Access Control Service. Since that...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 10/07/2009

Access Control Service – Roadmap for PDC and Beyond

We are in the process of making some key design changes to the Access Control Service (ACS) for our...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 09/28/2009

Client Certificate Credential Verification

Over the past few months, several people have asked me how to accept client certificates on a...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 07/31/2009

Mix 09 Deck

For some reason the slide deck I presented at Mix didn’t show up on the Mix 09 website. If you are...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 04/28/2009

Interesting article on Azure Services

Today I caught up on some press material on Azure Services. For those that haven’t seen it, the...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 03/26/2009

TokenClient (Mix) introduction

This week at Mix I demonstrated a new experimental client API (TokenClient) for interacting with the...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 03/25/2009

Federated website sample

The Geneva Framework FAM is the simplest way to experience ACS and ASP.NET. My friends in platform...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 02/12/2009

Setting up a solution in .NET Services

My co-worker Jenny Lo wrote a good post on how to get started with .NET Services. If you are...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 01/16/2009

Access Control Service - Common Interaction Model

In my previous post I described at a high level a simple scenario that leverages the Access Control...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 01/16/2009

Access Control Service - A Simple Scenario

To the already initiated claims disciples, the Access Control Service is a multi-tenant Resource...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 11/07/2008

.NET Services - Launch at PDC 08

Today we announced the CTP release of .NET Services! For quite a while now, I have been working on...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 10/27/2008

Access Control rule changes in BizTalk Services R12

Yesterday we released a new version of BizTalk Services (R12). Over the next few weeks I'll be...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 07/16/2008

BizTalk Services and "Add Service Reference"

One of the little known features of BizTalk Services is it's support for metadata. There's a sample...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 04/08/2008

First week at the new job

This week I started a new job at Microsoft - I've moved from Developer and Platform Evangelism to...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 03/22/2008

Robots and BizTalk Services

I just posted a new screencast on Channel 9: https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=386824....

Author: justinjsmith Date: 02/28/2008

Claims and the Calculator sample in the BizTalk Services SDK

The identity provider in BizTalk Services is a way for applications to delegate identity and access...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 02/27/2008

enableWebScript, UriTemplate, and HTTP methods

A little while ago I ran into an interesting set of errors that may be of interest to you. Consider...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 02/15/2008

Life at Microsoft

I'm not prone to publish non-techie topics on this blog, but I can't help this one :). I'm often...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 02/13/2008

MySpace does WCF

My friend Vittorio has posted that MySpace will be talking about WCF at Mix 2008 (see it here). This...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 01/31/2008

Life of a WCF Demo, Part 1

I thought it might be mildly interesting to document the lifecycle of a demo. Over the next week or...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 01/22/2008

PictureServices and BizTalk Services

Previous posts have talked a bit about PictureServices. Now I'd like to run through what it took to...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 01/18/2008

XML namespace declarations in SyndicationFeed objects

Following on the heels of Steve Maine's post about namespaces in Syndication objects (Feeds, items,...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 01/16/2008

PictureServices updated to VS 2008 RTM

Today I updated PictureServices to work with the RTM release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 01/14/2008

PictureServices status update

I've received several mails about PictureServices and RTM. As some of you know, the Syndication API...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 01/14/2008

Random Post: Search Server Express

This isn't my normal area of interest, but I found this page on microsoft.com fairly interesting....

Author: justinjsmith Date: 01/08/2008

WCF Syndication article in MSDN Magazine...

It seems that the RSS/Atom article I wrote for MSDN magazine was just published:...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 12/23/2007

Hamsters, Robots, and Services

This is one of the more interesting videos I've seen in a while:...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 12/14/2007

TechEd 2007 Barcelona Content

I just got back from TechEd Barcelona. It was my first time visiting Barcelona. I gave several...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 11/14/2007

It's a bird. No, it's a plane. No, what the heck is it?

I'm not sure if my grammar for the title of this post is correct. I offer my apology to those that...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 09/07/2007

What's a Cybertopian?

If you do a web search on the term, you may find definitions that are less than flattering. That was...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 08/30/2007

Setting HTTP Headers in WCF (.NET 3.5)

One of the cool parts of WCF in the .NET 3.5 is the simplified support of the REST architectural...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 08/22/2007

Check out Picture Services

A few days ago we released a new sample called Picture Services. As the name implies, this sample...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 08/20/2007

On a personal note

I'm not one to make this blog a place for personal posts, but I have to make an exception today....

Author: justinjsmith Date: 08/17/2007

ASP.NET, WCF, and Asynchronous Programming

Jeffrey Richter told me once that a CPU was a terrible thing to waste. I don't know if he was the...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 08/01/2007

What is the Web 2.0?

I often ask this question to people, and I've come to expect a wide array of answers. Last week I...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 07/30/2007

WCF, ASP.NET AJAX, and JavaScript Proxies

I spent this weekend tinkering around with the JSON messaging capabilities of WCF new in the .NET...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 07/24/2007

Syndication formats, endpoints and config files

I got a question via email today that forced me to look back through some older emails for the...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 07/18/2007

IBM MQ Custom Channel

I just saw a mail introducing an alpha release from IBM - an MQ series custom channel. It appears to...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 07/16/2007

New WCF Security Examples

A little while ago, HongMei Ge sent me around a dozen new security samples. After reviewing them,...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 07/10/2007

WebServiceHost vs ServiceHost

WCF in .NET Fx 3.5 introduces several types that simplify the creation of services that use the...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 07/02/2007

InfoQ Garbage Collector Presentation - Live

Last year I presented at a conference in Tennessee. It's hard for me to remember the topics I talked...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 06/27/2007

Introducing The EndPoint (Channel9 Show)

Channel9 has attained tremendous momentum over the past few years. In my view, Channel9 is a great...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 06/19/2007

Inside Windows Communication Foundation Table of Contents

A recent commenter on this blog indicated that the TOC of Inside Windows Communication Foundation...

Author: justinjsmith Date: 06/18/2007

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