For people who create software today, working with identity isn't much fun. There are too many technologies and there is too much complexity. The industry-wide shift toward claims-based identity improves this, offering a better, simpler approach. Yet making this approach real requires infrastructure, which is why Microsoft is creating the Windows Identity family. This session provides an overview of these identity technologies, showing the problems each one addresses and how they relate to one another. The goal is to provide a big-picture understanding of Microsoft's approach to claims-based identity.