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Members of the Windows Live Team as well as other teams from Microsoft are down at the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) this week in Mountain View, California, USA. This is the 12th gathering of some of the thought leaders in the internet identity space and it's where many open web standards have been conceived in the past; Open ID v2, OAuth, Activity Streams as well as many others. Here's how the IIW describe the event:
The Internet Identity Workshop focuses on “user-centric identity” and trying to solve the technical challenge of how people can manage their own identity across the range of websites, services, companies and organizations that they belong to, purchase from and participate with. We also work on trying to address social and legal issues that arise with these new tools. This conference we are going to also focus some attention on business models that can make this ecology of web services thrive.
Today, the Windows Live team is pleased to announce our support for OAuth 2.0 in the next version of our developer platform, Messenger Connect, which allows developers to build sites and applications that use data from the Windows Live network. This development builds on our existing commitment to open web standards shown in the current version through our implementation of ActivityStrea.ms, OAuth Wrap, Portable Contacts, & OData.
Here's to a great IIW and we are excited to be participating in this community. We'll have more to announce about the new version of platform in the coming months, stay tuned!
Does this mean Twitter support will be added back to Windows Live anytime soon?
Great announcement I hope to see this implemented ASAP cause has been delayed awhile! Now that Microsoft and Nokia are together this type of integrations are important to secure the compatibility of platforms!
HAHA HA HA What about OpenID ? You announced the support for OpenID too just few years ago and then just dropped your inexistent support.