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Vittorio Bertocciis a Senior Architect Evangelist in DPE and a key member of the extended engineering team that produces Microsoft's claims-based platform components (e.g. Windows Identity Foundation, ADFS 2.0). He is responsible for identity evangelism for the .NET developers community and drove initiatives such as the Identity Developer Training Kit and the IdElement show on Channel 9.
He is co-author of Understanding Windows Cardspace (Addison-Wesley, 2008) and a prominent authority/blogger on Azure, "Geneva" (the code name for Windows Identity Foundation), .NET development, and related topics.
The book was good when it came out but it isn't usable anymore in 4.5... which is sad since it's the only book available. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jean-Christophe Gregoire
I bought this book because I prefer to study a new technology in "inside-out" way. As an experienced developer I want to look "under the hood", to see how technology works... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Timmy_A
This is a great book. I've read it almost cover to cover and reference it frequently. It feels primarily targeted at the Relying Party role: the consumer of claims based... Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by Travis L. Watson
Very practical book for everyone fighting with WIF. Especially explains bugs in WIF SDK. Good starting point not only for beginners but for professionals with deeper level of... Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Rado
Theory seemed good. The Azure presentation has changed since the book was written. Some of the examples aren't quite currentPublished on January 24, 2013 by Robert S. Sailors
This book is a pretty good introduction to WIF, but the writing is clumsy, the code is missing. For example I couldn't find the class SingleSignOnManager anywhere for the Single... Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by irnbru
This book is not bad but lacks of global cohesion. The concepts are disseminated here and there with some repetitions. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by David
Even though I was familiar with the federation technology, I appreciated the hold-your-hand intro to it, esp. in the MS context. Read morePublished on December 31, 2011 by LazyShopper
Writing books can be a huge time suck. Writing books can be a maddening and often times unrewarding exercise that starts with the desire to get your message and knowledge out to... Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by Richard T. Kingslan