A killer flu was raging. But in 1918, U.S. officials ignored the crisis to fight a war.

American Red Cross volunteer nurses care for influenza patients in 1918 in a makeshift hospital at the Oakland Municipal Auditorium in California. (Edward A. “Doc” Rogers/Library of Congress/AP) First came the Great War. Then came something far deadlier: the 1918 flu.Machine Embroidery The influenza pandemic that broke out 100 years ago was far more virulent …

Azure Active Directory B2C is now in public preview

For the last several years I’ve been working on a new technology and capability that we are calling “Azure Active Directory B2C.”   I’m delighted that I’m finally able to tell you about it, and share the ideas behind it. For me it is the next step in the journey to give individual consumers, enterprises and governments the identity …

Uber and Waymo Agree to Settle Case Involving Uber's Alleged Theft of Self-Driving Technology

Over the past five days, Uber and Waymo have been entangled in a court case over Waymo’s allegations that Uber stole its self-driving LiDAR system. Today, the two companies have announced that they reached a settlement agreement, under which Uber will pay Waymo a 0.34 equity stake, “amounting to about $245 million at Uber’s recent …

Scaling Amazon ElastiCache for Redis with Online Cluster Resizing

Amazon ElastiCache embodies much of what makes fast data a reality for customers looking to process high volume data at incredible rates, faster than traditional databases can manage. Developers love the performance, simplicity, and in-memory capabilities of Redis, making it among the most popular NoSQL key-value stores. Redis’s microsecond latency has made it a de …

From Grambling State to Lady Gaga: The Super Bowl halftime show's humble history

Grambling State University band members in formation at the first Super Bowl, in 1967. (Photo courtesy of Grambling State University) This may be hard to believe in an era of Nipplegate, Lady Gaga plummeting into a thousand memes and, of course, left shark, but there was a time when the Super Bowl halftime show was not a cultural spectacle …

A look inside AzureAD B2C

Alex Simons asked me to write a piece for his Azure Active Directory Team Blog on our policy-based architecture and the “Identity Experience Engine” we developed to handle AzureAD’s B2C scenarios.  You can read what amounts to my first public description of our new technology at “A look inside AzureAD B2C with Kim Cameron” – reprinted here for convenience: Last month Stuart …