Jumping in with Microsoft
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Tomorrow I'll be going to Zurich to join Microsoft at their JumpIn Camp.
It's become a cliche to bash Microsoft, and not too long ago I'd have probably joined in. But these days, it feels like change is in the air, bring the heady fragrances of community, openness, and innovation...all very exciting.
Microsoft have invited 25 open-source developers to their JumpIn Camp - a four day open source hackathon where we'll be experimenting with ways to combine open-source technologies with Microsoft products, with Microsoft experts on hand to provide help and advice.
Some of the topics we've got lined up include Microsoft's Cloud infrastructure Azure, Silverlight, and IIS.
I'm hoping to start developing a Drupal module to provide single-sign-on, integrating with either Active Directory or the Windows Identity Foundation (which is part of the authentication platform available in Azure).