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02.19.11

Microsoft Cancels Windows CardSpace 2.0 (Windows InfoCard) Plans

Posted in Microsoft, Windows at 7:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Another project falls off the agenda as Microsoft cuts back and shrinks a little further

The number of dead products from Microsoft keeps increasing and we may complete the list/close the gap pretty soon because we missed a couple of casualties as we no longer watch Microsoft closely enough. In the mean time, Glyn Moody points out that, according to this, Microsoft “will not be shipping Windows CardSpace 2.0.”

Today, Microsoft announced that it will not be shipping Windows CardSpace 2.0. Having made a significant personal investment in working to make CardSpace a success and the Information Card vision a reality, I wanted to take the opportunity to share a few personal reflections on the CardSpace journey and the lessons we might want to take away from it.

The Microsoft boosters divert attention to something called U-Prove.

For a while, had been wondering when Microsoft would ship CardSpace 2.0, the last, un-delivered piece of its Geneva set of security wares. The answer, it turns out, is never.

CardSpace, which got its start as “Windows InfoCard,” attempted to represent an individual’s digital identity that the user could use to communicate with a third party entity.

Can Microsoft find some real projects to replace all those which it gradually axes? Apple is worth about $100,000,000,000 more than Microsoft now and Google is worth almost as much as Microsoft. Everything changes so fast.

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