Introduction to Windows Azure Security

Last Monday I presented on Windows Azure UK User Group a session about “Windows Azure Security & Compliance”. During that session I spoke about the base security elements that Windows Azure provides from an infrastructure standpoint and how important is to implement security also in our applications. In order to pass this information to a broader audience I decided to create a series of 3 posts about this topic. Those 3 posts will be: Introduction to Windows Azure Security Introduction to Windows Azure Compliance Lessons Learned Building Secure and Compliant solutions in Windows Azure Introduction to Windows Azure Security When … Continue reading Introduction to Windows Azure Security

Lessons Learned: Taking the best out of Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Introduction Now that Windows Azure IaaS offerings are out and made GA a lot of new workloads can be enabled with Windows Azure. Workloads like, SQL Server, SharePoint, System Center 2012, Server Roles like AD, ADFS DNS and so on, and even Team Foundation Server. More of the supported list of server software that is currently supported in Windows Azure Virtual Machines can be found here. But knowing what we can leverage in the Cloud isn’t enough, every features has its tricks in order to take the best out of it. In this case in order to take the best … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Taking the best out of Windows Azure Virtual Machines

How to make Windows Azure as an Extension of On-Premises Data Center – Windows Azure Virtual Networks – Part 1

Now with Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks a lot more capabilities are available to be able to look at Windows Azure not as a ‘yet another platform’ and not your network, but really think of it as a real extension of your On-Premises Data Center. Of course that this always depends on the type of company we are talking about, since if we talk with Enterprises this is a MUST-HAVE because they have a lot of investments still in the On-Premises world and some that aren’t still ready, and might never be, for the Public Cloud, but if … Continue reading How to make Windows Azure as an Extension of On-Premises Data Center – Windows Azure Virtual Networks – Part 1

March 2013 Windows Azure Speaking Engagements

been doing a lot of work in Windows Azure both on the PaaS and IaaS world and since we’re entering the typical time where the Cloud Events start to happen, I’d like to share where you guys can see me talking about Windows Azure. The events I’m currently speaking are: DevWeek 2013 (http://www.devweek.com/ and http://www.devweek.com/speakers/) March 5th – SQL Azure overview – how to develop and manage it (http://www.devweek.com/sessions/conference1.asp) · In this session we will be looking at an overview of SQL Azure in terms of Architecture, Application Topologies that can be used and its Provisioning Model. We’ll also be … Continue reading March 2013 Windows Azure Speaking Engagements

Scheduler in Windows Azure

Windows Azure has been growing significantly and adding more and more services, but something that has always missed has been a Windows Azure Scheduler service. The windows azure just release one version of it that seems to have potential but still in very early stages. Recently Aditi Product Services created their first Windows Azure Service available in the Windows Azure Store, and this new service is actually a Cloud Based CRON Scheduler. This new service basically allows the user to create schedule tasks using a set of HTTP webhooks that run CRON schedules, being either simple or complex. You can … Continue reading Scheduler in Windows Azure