Podcast: Identity Management & Cloud Services

Last week I sat down and recorded a podcast interview with Microsoft Platform Architect and Software+Services expert Eugenio Pace. We've been discussing the unique challenges developing SaaS and S+S utilizing cloud services. Eugenio is looking at the pragmatic issues that crop up when creating software that relies on cloud services. In this episode we talk about identity management and how organizations can improve upon the manual id/password sync processes applications are forced to use when user identities have to live in systems inside the enterprise and services in the cloud. My immediate thought was to use OpenID, an open source software standard used increasingly on the net. Eugenio also exposed me to BizTalk Labs' identity services.

If you are writing software or architecting applications that will live partially or fully in the cloud, you'll find this interview with Eugenio very valuable. Enjoy the podcast.

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