Blocking outbound IP addresses. Again. No.

Just replied yet again to someone whose customer thinks they’re adding security by blocking outbound network traffic to cloud services using IP-based allow-lists. They don’t. Service Bus and many other cloud services are multitenant systems that are shared across a range of customers. The IP addresses we assign come from a pool and that pool shifts as…

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TechEd Europe 2013: Service Bus Sessions

Messaging with Windows Azure Service Bus Windows Azure Service Bus offers a rich set of messaging capabilities in the cloud as well as on-premises. This session discusses some of the advanced messaging capabilities in Service Bus. Join us to learn about publish-subscribe patterns, Using the Service Bus sessions, interoperability with AMQP, scaling with Service Bus, and messaging…

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Mobile, Outside, Inside, and Attached: A Taxonomy for Mobile Experiences

We’re talking a lot about “Mobile” solutions in the industry, but the umbrella that this moniker casts has become far too big to be useful and doesn’t represent any particular scenario subset that’s useful for planning services for “mobile” devices. Nearly every personal computing scenario that consumers encounter today is “mobile”. This post is a…

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Internet of Things: Is VPN a False Friend?

“Internet of Things” (IoT) is the grand catchphrase for network-enabling everyday objects and leveraging the new connectivity to collect information from the devices, allowing network-side control, and supplying information to those objects that allows them to do new tricks – like telling a toaster about the day’s weather forecast so that it can burn a…

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Utopia ESB

The basic idea of the Enterprise Service Bus paints a wonderful picture of a harmonious coexistence, integration, and collaboration of software services. Services for a particular general cause are built or procured once and reused across the Enterprise by ways of publishing them and their capabilities in a corporate services repository from where they can…

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