May 29, 2012

Azure Emulators, Encrypted Folders, and App Pools, Oh My!

A couple of weeks ago a colleague of mine, Alex Culp, pinged me on IM. He was preparing to lead a Windows Azure Boot Camp in Austin, TX and was having trouble getting his Azure demos any websites to run in his local emulator. Below is a screenshot of the… Read More

May 24, 2012

Minimizing SQL Azure’s Attack Surface

I was running a Windows Azure Boot Camp earlier this week in Houston, TX when one attendee brought up, what I consider to be, SQL Azure’s dirty little secret. It’s this checkbox: By default SQL Azure is very secure. Think of it as a server in a block of concrete… Read More