Myself and Mark Wilson together run the Windows Server User Group;  we’ve not been very active for a while (long story), but  after a small hiatus the user group is back and we shall be once again hosting regular events, some will now be online but hopefully most will be in the regular format of a group meeting. 

So therefore, I am pleased to announce that on the evening of the 6th April 2011 at Microsoft’s London Offices (Cardinal Place)

The Windows Server User Group will be hosting two sessions around:

Active Directory – Rights Management Services (AD-RMS) and how it can integrate with the cloud.

AD-RMS can help in the battle to prevent data leakage and corporate disclosure, Wikileaks has highlighted the growing need for data loss prevention; this session will provide a showcase and an insight in to the technology. Presented by Microsoft’s Bill Orme.


Active Directory – Federation Services (AD-FS)

AD-FS utilises standards based protocols to allow your business to federate to the cloud and with other entities.

This is a must know technology for today and the future.

Presented by: Simon Veale of The Oxford Computer Group


Registration and directions can be found here: http://wsug042011.eventbrite.com Please note Eventbrite does not support BST and as this meeting is in British Summer Time, it is GMT +1

There will be a social event in the Ha-Ha bar afterwards (under Cardinal Place). 

Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 helps IT enable users to collaborate across organizational boundaries and easily access applications on-premises and in the cloud, while maintaining application security. Through a claims-based infrastructure, IT can enable a single sign-on experience for end-users to applications without requiring a separate account or password, whether applications are located in partner organizations or hosted in the cloud.


More ADFS goodness to follow…..