Azure SDK Update

18 במאי 2011

Last week the Windows Azure SDK 1.4.1 refresh was released. (SDK 1.4.1) The most important improvement is the support for web deploy. It was possible to execute web deploy in previous versions of the SDK but it was not easy. Andy Cross explains how easy it is to use web deploy with the new SDK in the following post. Installing the new SDK is a bit tricky. I recommend uninstalling the previous SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and reinstalling everything using the web installer. DO NOT INSTALL THE...
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ACS Live Demos

12 במאי 2011

My friend Alik Levin who works in the identity group pointed me to a list videos containing detailed demos of the Access Control Service. WCF web service that uses ACS with WIF. Securing WCF Services with ACS Web site that uses ACS (with and without WIF) Securing Web Applications with ACS Delegation with ACS. Code Sample: OAuth 2.0 Delegation Integration with ADFS 2.0 How To: Configure...
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Using Logging Application Block in Azure

11 במאי 2011

Enterprise Library provides many important applications blocks that can be used to simply the implementation of infrastructure most applications need. One of the most popular application block is the logging application block. The logging application block implements a simple to use yet powerful logger. You can plug-in listeners that will store the logs in many different locations such as file , Event log, and a database. many applications use the flat file listener and leverage its simplicity. When migrating to Windows Azure and using a large number instances we would like to continue to...
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ACS Academy Videos

9 במאי 2011

I wrote a lot about claim based Identity and access control. One of the big challenges in claim based access control is the creation of the STS. Fortunately the Azure platform has an offering in this domain – ACS AppFabric ACS Access Control Service implements a full STS in the cloud. It is simple yet powerful. The team created great videos explaining ACS and their integration with WIF. Watch and start using ACS. Manu
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Windows Azure CDN for Web Roles

CDN was originally released as a cache for Windows Azure Storage services. It clearly reduced the latency and improved performance. Now it is available not only to Azure Storage but also to Web Roles. It act much like an output cache. The first request is processed by the web role. If the request is repeated it will be served by the CDN cache network which is distributed around the world without disturbing the actual role. Using CDN for web roles will be effective when: Processing is required to create the content (In contrast...
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Geo Distribution using Traffic Manager CTP

Geo distribution should be a basic property of Windows Azure yet up until today we could deploy our hosted services to a single data center. So where is geo distribution? The new Traffic Manager CTP changes that. Now we can deploy our service to a number of data centers but expose a single endpoint to our customers. After all it is only a question of DNS. Traffic Manager knows where are the deployments of our service so it will rout our customer to the best deployment according to the policy we define. The endpoint we...
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New version for Windows Azure Training Kit

2 במאי 2011

The April 2011 version of the training kit for was released!!! download it here The changes from the previous version are: NEW: Authenticating Users in a Windows Phone 7 App via ACS, OData Services and Windows Azure HOL NEW: Windows Azure Traffic Manager HOL NEW: Introduction to SQL Azure Reporting Services HOL UPDATED: Connecting Apps with Windows Azure Connect HOL (updated for Windows Azure Connect refresh) UPDATED: Windows Azure CDN HOL (updated for the Windows Azure CDN refresh) ...
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