Paul Williams over at Microsoft announced yesterday on his blog that Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has now gone into General Availability.
With that release, Paul points to a KB article (KB2721672) that indicates FIM 2010 R2 SP1 is now a supported product on Windows Azure Virtual Machines.
There are some limitations, and some considerations which need to be made, which Paul discusses, but this is certainly very exciting, as it’s the first time that Microsoft has officially supported FIM in the cloud.
“Identity Management as a Service” (IdmAAS) was something covered at this year’s Redmond Identity Summit, and with FIM in the cloud now becoming a reality, we’re likely to see a lot of knowledge growth in this area over the next few months as it begins to become adopted. Expect to see a lot of lessons learnt by early adopters, especially in the realm of “what not to do”.