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Liberty Alliance partners demo identity mgmt. services

Opinion
Jul 21, 20043 mins
Enterprise Applications

* Breaking news from Catalyst * Late news from Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference * Upcoming trade shows * Free Network World Technology Tours

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A group of Liberty Alliance members, including Vodafone Group of the U.K., this week is demonstrating services that comply with Liberty’s federated identity management framework. At the Burton Group’s Catalyst conference in San Diego, Vodafone is showing off a service that allows users to log on to Vodafone’s portal Web site, find a photo-printing service and arrange for photos to be printed and shipped. Based on a user’s privacy settings, the service will hand various pieces of information to the selected third-party printing company.

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ended the company’s annual partner event by rallying the troops to head out and convert Novell and IBM Lotus Notes users to become Microsoft fans. Microsoft is hoping for big things from its channel business after boosting its investment in partners by $200 million to $1.7 billion this fiscal year. 

* NEWS FROM CATALYST, SAN DIEGO:

Marriage of components called key to security, 07/19/04

Regulatory and security pressures are fueling a rush to turn directory, identity and other network infrastructure services into components that provide a reusable security layer as part of a service-oriented architecture.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/071904catalyst.html?nl

Liberty Alliance adds Oracle, preps technology demo, 07/19/04

The Liberty Alliance trade group announced several new members Monday, including Oracle and Sharp Laboratories of America.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0719liberallia.html?nl

* LATE NEWS FROM MICROSOFT WORLDWIDE PARTNER CONFERENCE, TORONTO:

Ballmer tells partners to go out and ‘Win, win, win!’, 07/15/04

CEO Steve Ballmer has one clear assignment for the company’s partners: Go out and win deals!

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0715ballmtells.html?nl

Microsoft’s ISA Server 2004 hits the streets, 07/14/04

Amid a concerted effort to heighten the profile of its security offerings, Microsoft Tuesday announced the availability of its Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0714microisas.html?nl

* UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS (Aug., Sept., Oct.):

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

Aug. 2-5, San Francisco

https://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/events/12SFO04A

SCO Forum 2004 

Aug. 1-3, Las Vegas

https://www.caldera.com/2004forum/

SHARE (IBM user event)

Aug. 15-20, New York

https://www.share.org/

Intel Developer Forum

Sept. 7-9, San Francisco

https://www.intel.com/idf/us/fall2004/systems/index.htm

DEMOmobile 2004

Sept. 8-10, La Jolla, Calif.

https://www.idgexecforums.com/demomobile2/index.html

Sun Network 2004 Conference

Sept. 14/16, San Francisco

https://www.sun.com/sncsf2004/

Telecom Negotiation Conference

Sept. 27-28, San Diego

https://www.ccmi.com/conferences/negotiate/

VORTEX 2004

Oct. 4-6, Santa Barbara, Calif.

https://www.idgexecforums.com/vortex2/index.html

TECHXNY (formerly PC Expo)

Oct. 5-7, New York

https://www.techxny.com/

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2004

Oct. 17-24, Orlando, Fla.

https://www.gartner.com/2_events/symposium/2004/asset_59607_1395.jsp

Fall VON (Voice on the Net)

Oct. 18-21, Boston

https://www.von.com/

CTIA Wireless & Entertainment 2004

Oct. 25-17, San Francisco

https://www.wirelessit.com/

Digital ID World

Oct. 25-28, Denver, Colo.

https://www.digitalidworld.com/

Storage Networking World, Fall 2004

Oct. 25-28, Orlando, Fla.

https://www.snwusa.com/

* FREE NETWORK WORLD TECHNOLOGY TOURS

Watch this space for the full line-up of Network World Technology Tours coming to a city near you. On the cards for September will be events about VoIP and messaging/spam, while November is security month.

https://www.nwfusion.com/events/itseminars.html