Anton Staykov is Microsoft MVP for the Windows Azure platform, a reward which he has received 3 times already for his continuous devotion to sharing experiences with the communities worldwide. He is a firm believer that in 21st century no single internet user shall ever create new username and password to get access to a service. New business shall respect users' online privacy and let them use their existing online identities.
Anton exploits the platform ever since its first public preview back in late 2008. With more than 12 years of developing experience on small and large scales he believes there is no problem that cannot be solved. Tuned on the cloud wave Anton helps smaller and larger enterprises leverage the Windows Azure platform the best way possible, following the best practices and security guidelines outlined by Microsoft.
You can follow his cloud blog at http://blogs.staykov.net and in Twitter as @astaykov. Anton is also a regular speaker at local and global conferences (including DevReach, Microsoft Developer Days, Global Windows Azure Boot Camp and others).
Windows Azure Media Services provides a fully-featured media management platform for Video-On-Demand solutions. Anton Staykov provides a first look at the benefits of this platform, some of the terms you should be familiar with, and how to get started.… Read more
Windows Azure Acess Control Service (ACS) provides a way of authenticating users who need to access web applications and services without having to factor complex authentication logic into the application itself. It is surprisingly easy to create a custom login page that delegates the authentication process to an identity provider… Read more
It makes sense, when developing Azure applications, to offer better security than the traditional ID & password. It is better to allow customers to use some of their existing online identities such as Microsoft Live ID, Google, Yahoo or Facebook. Security tokens provide a neat way of doing this.… Read more
Windows Azure Access Control Service can be used to integrate your application's authentication and authorization logic with whatever Identity providers you wish, as long as they support one of the security protocols that the service understands… Read more