CardSpace – First time user impressions

At European Identity Conference 2009, Kim Cameron gave another inspiring talk about claims based authentication and Microsoft’s CardSpace (Geneva) Implementation.

After the conference, the nice folks of Kuppinger Cole sent out an Information Card to all participants that will grant access to conference material.

Unfortunately, that’s not as easy as I thought. CardSpace was not installed on my PC, and the login page had no hint on how to get it. I found *something* eventually (don’t remember the exact location), but that did not work out properly. I had the Control Panel and could install the Information Card, but this is what I got when I tried to use it:



I googled some more and found the Geneva Team Blog, where I followed the link to download the latest release.
That gave me this message:


So – no CardSpace for me, it seems.