Centralized Comprehensive View of all VM Endpoints in a Cloud Service

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This week I was asked if there is a way in the Azure management portal to view all the VM endpoints that belong to a specific cloud service. First of all, in case you’re not familiar with the Azure terminology: - VM Endpoint. The public ports (accessible through the Internet) of an Azure VM are known as endpoints. Each endpoint has a public port and a private port (the real port the VM is listening to). - Cloud Service. When talking about VMs, the cloud service is the mechanism Azure uses to group several VMs under a single DNS...
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Azure Redis Cache with Multiple Web Applications

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

As you probably know, Microsoft released a preview of the Azure Redis a couple of months ago (if not, read here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn690523.aspx). Along with it, Microsoft released a walkthrough of how to use Azure Redis as a session state provider for ASP.NET web applications: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/05/12/announcing-asp-net-session-state-provider-for-redis-preview-release.aspx Most of you probably tried it and found it to be working. However, that blog post does not explain what you should do if you have multiple web applications and you want to use the same Azure Redis cache for all of them. So first, yes, it’s possible. You have two options to use...
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Enabling User and Group Deletion with the Windows Azure Active Directory Graph API

Thursday, January 2, 2014

If you are like me, and have tried the not-so-new Windows Azure Active Directory (AD) a couple of months ago, you probably wondered where is the groups management view. If you are like me, you probably googled (or binged) a bit and found the cool MVC sample that manages WAAD’s users and group with the help of the Graph API. If you are like me, you probably tried clicking every button in the Web app to see how it works, only to find out that the app cannot delete users and groups and instead returns an HTTP 403 response...
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