Friday Sep 04, 2009

OpenSSO Express Build 8 Released

Express 8

As I just reported in a little more detail over at Superpatterns, we released OpenSSO Express Build 8 yesterday, including features such as our new One Time Password feature, the Fedlet for .Net and a new task flow for enabling single sign-on to

It's worth noting that OpenSSO Express Builds are supported builds, released on an approximately 3 month cycle between Enterprise builds. Customers simply buy support for OpenSSO and then choose which build to deploy; the main difference between the two is that we release hot patches and service packs for the Enterprise build, while fixes in the Express build are rolled into the next Express build (no hot patches or service packs). In this way, customers who are keen to deploy the very latest OpenSSO features with support can do so without having to wait up to 12 months for the next Enterprise release. More on this release in the OpenSSO Express 8 release notes; more on the Express build concept in the OpenSSO Express FAQ.

Tuesday Aug 12, 2008

... IDEA 8.0; First OpenSSO Express; SilverLight and Metro; xVM Server demo; OEM of VirtualBox

A compilation of today's interesting news:

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From JetBrains team - the release of the first Milestone of IntelliJ IDEA 8.0; including GlassFish Server support (of course); it claims to be a substantial revamp from 7.0.

Arun shows how to Access Metro from MS Silverlight. I'll come clean - I am using Silverlight to watch the Badminton Games from the Beijing Olympics.

OpenSSO is now available in the First Express Build - b5.

Sun's Press Release on OEM Deals around VirtualBox; OEM is one more way to monetize Open Source investment - we are seeing similar opportunities around our middleware OSS offerings.

Barton reports from DebCon in Mar del Plata; it looks like there is a good chance of OpenJDK being included in Lenny; keep fingers crossed.

Steve (Wilson) demoes xVM Server to redmonk's Cote.

Friday Aug 08, 2008

OpenSSO Early Access Review Launched

The OpenSSO Project is soliciting feedback on their Early Access Build -- OpenSSO Express Build 5. With the release of this build, community members now have the opportunity to participate in the Early Access (EA) program for Sun's next commercial offering. Review the Early Access documentation and hammer away at Express Build 5! Send your EA feedback to so we can make the product perfect. Thanks in advance!