Aha, it was a bug
For those of you who haven’t seen the comments to my last blog entry, it turns out that the lack of persistence in the optional claims checkbox was not by design. Bill Barnes from Microsoft responded to my entry to say:
The fact that the checkbox isn’t defaulting to checked in this case is just plain a bug.
As to the placement of the checkbox, one could argue it belongs on the front page, on the details page, and on the edit page. That’s a lot. But it makes sense.
I’m really happy to hear Bill’s response, since I figure this means the problem is more likely to be fixed sooner as a bug than as a request for enhancement. Hopefully this bug has a nice high priority on the list of fixes to stuff into the next update.
Thanks for setting the record straight Bill.