Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 RC, SharePoint 3.0 RC, Windows CardSpace 2.0 Beta 2 Refresh Released

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 (Geneva Server) has reached the Release Candidate phase! To get started, check out available documentation: ·AD FS 2.0 Getting Started Guide ·Step by Step Guide for Federated Document Collaboration Using MOSS 2007 and AD FS 2.0 ·Step by Step Guide for Single Sign-On to Microsoft Online ·Step by Step […]

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 (Geneva Server) has reached the Release Candidate phase! To get started, check out available documentation: ·AD FS 2.0 Getting Started Guide ·Step by Step Guide for Federated Document Collaboration Using MOSS 2007 and AD FS 2.0 ·Step by Step Guide for Single Sign-On to Microsoft Online ·Step by Step Guide for Identity Delegation with AD FS 2.0 and WIF ·AD FS 2.0 RC Design and Deployment Guides.

Microsoft Federation Extensions for SharePoint 3.0 RC enables federation for existing SharePoint deployments, both Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) 2007. Download.

Windows CardSpace 2.0 has been refreshed with a variety of fixes and improvements for working seamlessly with AD FS 2.0. The release can be downloaded here, and for more information about streamlining authentication with CardSpace, you can explore topic Automatically Distribute Information Cards by Using Group Policy.

In the video, Matt Steele, gives us an insider view on SAML protocol interop to farms and certificates management, going through new authorization capabilities and improved user experience: