Microsoft has become an InCommon Affiliate. "InCommon is the U.S. trust federation in higher education operated by Internet. Through InCommon, higher education institutions and their partners offer access to contracted and collaborative services — in a privacy- and security-enhanced method — to faculty, researchers, students and staff. The Affiliate Program provides the research and education community with a way to connect with Affiliate partners, who are able to help build the necessary underlying infrastructure on campus that supports federated access."
"InCommon and Microsoft share the belief that a standards-based approach to federated identity will enable broad adoption of Shibbloleth, other economically sustainable solutions, and trustworthy collaboration for colleges and universities around the world," said Cameron Evans. "As part of InCommon's Affiliate program, Microsoft will enable institutions to connect, share and work in ways that respect the privacy of people and data both on-premise and in cloud using Microsoft technology."
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