Bytes by MSDN: Vittorio Bertocci and Brian Prince discuss Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and Access Control Service (ACS)

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Join this conversation on Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and Access Control Service (ACS) with two Microsoft Evangelists, Vittorio Bertocci and Brian Prince. WIF enables .NET developers to externalize identity logic from their application, improving developer productivity, enhancing application security, and enabling interoperability. ACS allows you to integrate single sign on (SSO) and centralized authorization into your web applications. Brian ties together how ACS integrates with WIF and Vittorio reveals a "sweet deal" on how to access this cloud service for free through the end of the year.

About Vittorio Bertocci

Vittorio Bertocci is a Principal Architect Evangelist in DPE and a key member of the extended engineering team that produces Microsoft's claims-based platform components (Windows Identity Foundation, ADFS 2.0, ACS). He is responsible for identity evangelism for the developer community and drove initiatives such as the Identity Developer Training Kit and the IdElement show. He is the author of "Programming Windows Identity Foundation" (MSPress, 2010), co-author of the "Guide to Claims Based Identity and Access Control" (MSPress, 2010) and lead author of "Understanding Windows CardSpace" (Addison-Wesley, 2008), and a prominent authority/blogger on the Windows Azure platform. Vittorio holds a Master's degree in computer science, and is a regular speaker at PDC, Tech•Ed and many other industry conferences.


About Brian Prince

Expect Brian Prince to get (in his own words) "super excited" whenever he talks about technology, especially cloud computing, patterns, and practices. That's a good thing, given that his job is to help customers strategically leverage Microsoft technologies and take their architecture to new heights. Brian's the co-founder of the non-profit organization CodeMash (, runs the global Windows Azure Boot Camp program, and speaks at various regional and international events. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science and physics from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, Brian is a zealous gamer with a special weakness for Fallout 3.
Brian is the co-author of "Azure in Action", published by Manning Press.

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