Monday, July 20, 2009

MVP for the 3rd time

Both my colleague Brad Turner and I were renewed for ILM MVP.

I am glad to receive this honor another year.


Congrats to new ILM MVP Marc Mac Donnell

You can see a list of all ILM MVP's that have chosen to make their profiles public (Marc hasn't setup his yet).

I just hope I can win the MVP at home!

Webinar: How Microsoft Geneva Streamlines Business

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
10:30 to 11:30 (PST)
12:30 to 1:30 (CST)
1:30 to 2:30 (EST)

[Register Now]

David Lundell, ILM MVP
Identity Management
Practice Leader, Ensynch

Jonathan Sander
IAM and Security Analyst
Quest Software

Webinar: How Microsoft Geneva
Streamlines Business

- Learn How to Reap the Benefits of True Web
Single-Sign-On and Federation

Has your organization been forced to deploy one-off solutions to solve login or compliance problems with a newly deployed technology?
Are your employees tired of using multiple logins for all kinds of access needs?
Having trouble managing shared resources users both inside and outside of your organization?
Using open platform identity management solution Microsoft Geneva, you can save money and make your business more efficient today, and also make it more easily scalable for the future.
I would like to invite you to our latest exclusive "no frills" webinar: "How Microsoft Geneva Streamlines Business," the 1st in a 4-part Identity Management Webinar Series from Ensynch's Identity Management Practice Leader and Microsoft Identity Management MVP, David Lundell, and Quest Software IAM and Security Analyst, Jonathan Sander.
This webinar is designed for business leaders, and will present business value propositions for the Microsoft Geneva framework. Whether identity management is a major concern for your organization or if you are simply curious about using Microsoft Geneva as an asset to help your business, this webinar is for you.
Webinar Agenda:
- Yikes! The business pain points of managing lots of identities

- High level discussion of Microsoft Geneva

- Business value of Geneva

- Gaps of the Geneva framework

- Possible solutions to the gaps

- ROI of Geneva versus other Single-Sign-On solutions

- Geneva and the Cloud

- Q & A

Stay Tuned for the other three parts of this webinar series:

A Technical Overview of the Microsoft Geneva Infrastructure
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Using the Microsoft Geneva Framework to Solve
Your Federation Needs

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Accelerate Your Businesses for the Future with Microsoft Geneva and the Cloud
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July -- Independence Day

233 years ago, 56 men signed a document and began a labor to give birth to a nation. I am very grateful for their service and for their sacrifices and for each and every soldier, and dutiful civil servant since then. They have afforded me and my family a great many blessings. As well some of my family members have been privileged to serve. One of my grandfathers taught ground school during World War II and the other served in the Army and was stationed in Greenland. I honor their service.

As part of my Independence Day celebration I read some of the writings of Abraham Lincoln. I found this moving passage from his first public speech in March 9, 1832 to the people of Sangamon County, he spoke on the topic of education :

"That every man may receive at least a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories of his own and other countries, by which he may duly appreciate the value of our free institutions, appears to be an object of vital importance, even on this account alone, to say nothing of the advantages and satisfaction  to be derived from all being to read the Scriptures and other works, both of a religious and moral nature themselves."

I believe that this "moderate education" unto "every man" is a key basis for our continuing freedom.

I also wonder whether Identity Management would have a much different meaning without the Declaration of Independence.