Making a healthy application with HealthVault

I have done some projects in the past utilizing Microsoft HealthVault (http://healthvault.co.uk/), which officially is defined as: “a health application platform, a set of platform services and a catalyst for creating an application ecosystem that enables consumers to collect, store and share health information online.” – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/healthvault/default From a developer’s point of view, it’s a…

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Security Best Practices in Azure

Recently the Azure and security community published the “Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Application” paper on download.microsoft.com: download available here Outlining the security considerations developers should consider when building a service on Windows Azure. As I have worked on Azure before and have an interest in security I found this a very interesting…

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Add SSL Security to your Azure Webrole

As the new Azure toolkit allows upload of certificates to be associated with the roles, and multiple web roles, it is possible to set up 2 sites (2 webroles) one which would be secure, and one which would be unsecured. The first thing you will need is some testing certificates on your local machine which…

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