ASP.NET Identity is a totally rewritten framework that brings the ASP.NET membership system into the modern era. ASP.NET Identity makes it easier to integrate different authentication systems such as local username, password as well as social logins such as Facebook, Twitter etc. It also gives you greater control over persisting data to your backend technology of choice. ASP.NET Identity is a game changer by bringing in more modern authentication systems such as Two-Factor Authentication. You can use ASP.NET Identity to secure Web Apps as well as Web APIs.
In Lync 2013, Microsoft has introduced a number of new features that require Exchange 2013-- knowing what they are, and how they work, is critical to knowing what you'll get from an upgrade to Exchange 2013. In this session, Exchange MVP and author Paul Robichaux will dive into the Lync-related integration features in Exchange 2013, including OAuth configuration, support for high-resolution photos, and the Lync Storage Service (LYSS). You'll learn how to configure Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 to work together to give you full access to those features.