My Application Security Talk on Canada's TechDays

28 בפברואר 2012

Starting the end of February, Canada's TechDays TV will air brand new TechDays sessions (exclusive to TechDays Online). The experts will be LIVE and INTERACTIVE which means that throughout the session, as well as after the session, you’ll be able to post your questions via chat or Twitter and have them answered in real-time. To launch this new TV channel, MS Canada chose me to talk about "Securing.NET Applications", In this session I discuss a range of security topics including: what is application security, security design and the SDL, identity Management, role-based security and claim based identity, cryptography,...
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Azure ServiceBus Topic using REST API – Part 1

26 בפברואר 2012

To use Service Bus, we must ensure that our firewall allows outgoing TCP communication on TCP ports 9350 to 9354. This is not a very strong request yet some customers cannot touch their firewall policy and so their firewall blocks all interaction with the service bus. In such scenarios (any many others) AppFabric REST API is the only alternative to work with the service bus. When working with the REST API we have to construct Http request to the service bus resource we want to work with. Unfortunately the REST API documentation is not accurate. In this post I...
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Windows Azure Benchmarks – Part 17: Compare Storage types performance

22 בפברואר 2012

One of the most common questions customers ask is how does windows azure perform. Well Microsoft published a series of benchmarks in an excellent web site called azurescope. The thing is azurescope is going down on January 15th 2012 so I decided to publish these benchmarks here and make sure they will be available to the public. Let us discuss storage types and compare their performance. Charts on this page compare the maximum throughput achieved for the various storage types irrespective of the VM Size or values of other parameters...
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Windows Azure Benchmarks – Part 16: Sql Azure write latency

16 בפברואר 2012

One of the most common questions customers ask is how does windows azure perform. Well Microsoft published a series of benchmarks in an excellent web site called azurescope. The thing is azurescope is going down on January 15th 2012 so I decided to publish these benchmarks here and make sure they will be available to the public. Let us discuss Sql Azure write latency. This test measures the write latency observed from a Windows Azure worker role instance while accessing SQL Azure. Key Analysis ...
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Windows Azure Benchmarks – Part 15: Sql Azure read latency

13 בפברואר 2012

One of the most common questions customers ask is how does windows azure perform. Well Microsoft published a series of benchmarks in an excellent web site called azurescope. The thing is azurescope is going down on January 15th 2012 so I decided to publish these benchmarks here and make sure they will be available to the public. Let us discuss Sql Azure read latency. This test measures the read latency observed from a Windows Azure worker role instance while accessing SQL Azure. Key Analysis ...
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Windows Azure Benchmarks – Part 14: Sql Azure write throughput

8 בפברואר 2012

One of the most common questions customers ask is how does windows azure perform. Well Microsoft published a series of benchmarks in an excellent web site called azurescope. The thing is azurescope is going down on January 15th 2012 so I decided to publish these benchmarks here and make sure they will be available to the public. Let us discuss Sql Azure write throughput. This test measures the ability of SQL Azure to handle write requests from simultaneous clients. Key Analysis Throughput increases with the...
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Windows Azure Benchmarks–Part 13: Sql Azure Read throughput

2 בפברואר 2012

One of the most common questions customers ask is how does windows azure perform. Well Microsoft published a series of benchmarks in an excellent web site called azurescope. The thing is azurescope is going down on January 15th 2012 so I decided to publish these benchmarks here and make sure they will be available to the public. Let us discuss Sql Azure read throughput. This test measures the ability of SQL Azure to handle read requests from simultaneous clients. Key Analysis Throughput increases with the...
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