Microsoft published a new articles series, "Identity and Access Management," which helps explain how digital identity can be implemented and used to access network resources.

The six chapters include an introduction to infrastructure, choosing a platform, requirements, design, implementation, and operations. In addition to the articles Microsoft also made available several sample tools and templates that can be used in conjunction with the series.

Those interested can read the articles online in HTML format at Microsoft's TechNet Web site or download the articles in PDF format along with tools and templates from the company's download site.