Federated Security with Windows Live ID (PT/EN)

    Being Windows Live ID one of the existing authentication modes and that has as big advantage the already existing infrastructure provided by Microsoft and with no cost associates, and also making the Single-Sign-On for several solutions that use Windows Live ID as the authentication mechanism, and if we add the fact that there are mode then 420 millions of registered users of Windows Live ID and more then 1 billion of authentications by day we see that this is a well known and with high used form of authentication. Of course we know that this values have to do … Continue reading Federated Security with Windows Live ID (PT/EN)

Silverlight Application Size Optimization

   Some much as been said about Silverlight and it’s really good but sometimes we tend to forget an important issue like Performance, and being Silverlight a very interesting technology is very important not to forget any of this kinds of issues because when technologies are nice, and have great UX more hobbyists appear and more Best Practices are needed in order to maintain the level of success of the solutions developed.    As some of you might already seen there are several ways to take advantage of Silverlight capabilities, as by using it as a Rich island of ASP.NET … Continue reading Silverlight Application Size Optimization

Virtual Earth ASP.NET Control Released

     As I said some while ago, there are several projects running related with Virtual Earth and one of them is the generation of a Server Control for ASP.NET that will allow us to develop solution and at the same time take some of the complexity of using Virtual Earth, and so here’s the announcement that this control is made available as part of the Windows Live Tools July Refresh and you can even watch a video related to this subject on Channel 9 with Mark Brown that is a member of the Virtual Earth Team, where he talks about … Continue reading Virtual Earth ASP.NET Control Released

Federated Security Framework

   One of the great issues that exist when developing solutions is the Security, and when we talk about SaaS or S+S the issue becomes a lot more complicated and so we have to use Federated Identity, and there are several ways to do this and as Frederik Chong from Microsoft and Dwayne Taylor from RDA wrote on their article Federated Identity: Scenarios, Architecture and Implementation this is not a easy issue to solve and so they show some ways that can be used, and although this is a 2006 article, it’s still very interesting to read about the issues, … Continue reading Federated Security Framework

Business Solutions in WPF

     Normally Business Solutions tend to have a “grey” design and don’t always have the best User Experience, and in order to show that mission critical solutions can also be developed with a better UX, Brad Adams on his blog made a post about what he thought to be a solution with a good UX and even presented the a WebCast that talks about what and how it was developed. In this case it’s a WPF applications, but a Silverlight versions is on it’s way. See more here.