June 21, 2012

Continuous Delivery with Windows Azure and Git

One of the new features that comes with Windows Azure Web Sites is the ability to publish your web site using Git (a distributed version control system). The advantage of using Git to publish your Windows Azure Web Sites is two fold. First you have a distributed version control system,… Read More

June 20, 2012

Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Machine

One of the new features available with the June 2012 of the Windows Azure Platform is Virtual Machines. This is different from the VM role. Windows Azure Virtual Machines enable you to easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in minutes. Which means you can migrate workloads… Read More

June 19, 2012

What is the Windows Azure Access Control Service?

The Windows Azure Access Control Service, or ACS, is probably one of the most unsung heroes of Microsoft’s PaaS/IaaS offerings. At it’s core ACS servers as a Federation Provider allowing you to decouple the authentication and authorization process from your applications. In a time when more and more web sites (i.e.… Read More

June 18, 2012

Screencast for Minimizing SQL Azure’s Attack Surface

A few weeks ago I wrote about the importance of. My point was to bring awareness to the fact that when you check the “Allow other Windows Azure services to access this server” check box when creating a SQL Azure server you’re opening the server up to potential attacks from within the… Read More

June 14, 2012

Windows Azure Linked Resources

One of the new features available in the latest release of Azure is the ability to link related resources. This means that you can indicated which other Windows Azure resources you are using with your application such as databases, caches, or storage accounts. Once a resource is linked, you can… Read More