I’ve just finished a six-part video series titled; “Securing Your Apps and Web Services with the Microsoft Geneva Framework”. I’ve posted them on my new video blog at http://www.codingsmackdown.tv/. Check them out and leave me a comment.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the DFW Connected System Users Group Meeting for the month of March. I agreed to provide the group with an overview of Microsoft’s Geneva Framework which allows you to secure your applications and web services using a claims-based model.
So, to provide the best presentation I could I spent some time going through the PDC 2008 Geneva presentations and compiled a slide deck that provides a good high-level guide to how you can secure your apps and services with Geneva.
I also decided that instead of just going over the samples provided with the Geneva CTP, I would build a sample of my own that showed a couple of things that aren’t quite apparent from the samples and documentation. It consisted of an Active Security Token Service, a Passive Security Token Service, an ASP.NET Web application that uses web based single sign-on to authenticate and authorize users, and a web service that uses identity delegation to authenticate and authorize users.
I felt the presentation went pretty well and from the feedback I received from the group, I think they liked it quite a bit as well.
I want to thank those that attended for the great questions and participation and I hope I get a chance to present again in the future. As promised, below is my slide deck and source code. Please contact me if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help you out.
First Roku came out with a digital media player the size of a small external hard drive for $99 that allowed you to stream Netflix On Demand content to your TV.
Then Roku provided High Definition output giving you the ability to watch much of Netflix’s content in High Definition.
Now, Roku has teamed with Amazon to provide the Amazon.com Video On-Demand Store on the Roku player.
This week Roku is pushing a firmware update that give you the ability to surf the Amazon.com Video On-Demand Store from the comfort of your living room couch in a very comfortable lean back mode of entertainment.
Setup is easy, all you need to do is go to www.amazon.com/roku and link your Roku box to your Amazon.com account and you’re done. Then, you just navigate to the Amazon.com On-Demand Video menu option and you get a very nice menu system that givesyou access to over 40,000 Movies and TV Series that you can either rent or buy to watch on your Roku device.
This in my opinion is the start of the future of digital content. Way to go Roku, my hat’s off to you!