Zermatt Beta Launched and available
On July 9th we released the public beta of the “Zermatt” developer framework for building claims-based applications.
“Zermatt” is a .NET developer framework and SDK that helps developers build claims-aware applications to address today’s application security requirements using a simplified model that is open and extensible, can improve security, and boosts productivity for developers. Developers can build externalized authentication capabilities for “relying party” applications and build custom “identity providers”, often referred to as Security Token Services (STS). With these components, developers can build applications that meet a variety of business needs more quickly. Businesses will benefit via faster time to launching new business initiatives and more fluid collaboration with external parties. Simultaneously, businesses can enjoy improved ability to meet compliance, security and user productivity mandates.
Link to the beta: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122266
More info on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/security/aa570351.aspx
Kim Cameron's blog post on Zermatt launch: http://www.identityblog.com/?p=1002