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Daily Digest: December 16, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

NorthSeas Releases Free E-mail Archiving Software

Survey of Spam Control Products, and Survey of Archiving Products -- See what others think of these products/services. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings.

22nd Annual DIA Conference for Electronic Document Management: Addressing Challenges in an Electronic World
February 10-13; Philadelphia, PA

TransVault Email Archive Migrator Adds EMC Support

Messaging & Collaboration

Latest Release of Meeting Maker from PeopleCube to Support CalDAV
Meeting Maker server platform to provide seamless interoperability of clients and organizational scheduling services

Messaging Architects adds Intelligent, new Features to its email Firewall Solution to Balance Security and Usability
New 2008.4 release of M+Guardian adds extra security layers to prevent spam, viruses and falsely-blocked email from disrupting business continuity

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Microsoft's Identity Roadmap

In an earlier posting (Microsoft on Identity), I wrote about Kim Cameron's work on identity.

Cameron's work has given rise to a truly open Microsoft Identity Architecture and a set of emerging Microsoft Identity products and toolkits that span the gamut from a browser, through the Windows desktop, to on-premise Windows Servers and on-premise third-party systems, to the "cloud."

At this year's Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC 2008), Cameron presented a roadmap for these identity products and toolkits. I will summarize the main points here. For those who wish to do so, Cameron's presentation can be viewed directly.

Cameron basically introduced seven new Microsoft product, service, and framework offerings/capabilities. Some of these already exist. Others will be released over the next 12 months. They include:


  • The "Geneva" Server (the project name "Geneva" will almost certainly change)
  • The "Geneva" Framework
  • Microsoft CardSpace "Geneva"
  • The Microsoft Services Connector

In the Cloud:

  • The Microsoft Federation Gateway (a Live service)
  • .NET Access Control
  • The Live Identity Framework
  • Microsoft Live Identity Services

I will write about these in greater detail in further postings: Microsoft Identity Roadmap - On-Premise and Microsoft Identity Roadmap - In the Cloud. ... Nick Shelness



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