Building Mission Critical Systems using Cloud Platform Services

Overview Mission critical systems will often have higher SLA requirements than those offered by the constituent cloud platform services. It is possible to build systems whose reliability and availability are higher than the underlying platform services by incorporating necessary measures into the system architecture. Airplanes, satellites, nuclear reactors, oil refineries and other mission critical real…

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Microsoft Azure VNET-to-VNET Connectivity Timesaver

If you are setting up VNET-to-VNET connectivity between two virtual networks using http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn690122.aspx, here is the summary of the process: Create VNET1 with address space 10.1.0.0/16 Create VNET2 with address space 10.2.0.0/16 Create LOCAL-VNET1 with address space 10.1.0.0/16 Create LOCAL-VNET2 with address space 10.2.0.0/16 Edit VNET1 to connect to LOCAL-VNET2 Edit VNET2 to connect to…

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Building Reliable Cloud Systems on Microsoft Azure

Sometimes mission critical systems may have higher SLA requirements than those offered by the cloud platform services. It is possible to build systems whose availability is higher than the constituent services by incorporating necessary measures into the system architecture. Airplanes, satellites, nuclear reactors, oil refineries and other mission critical real world systems have been building…

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Setting up Debugging Environment for ASP.NET Katana and Windows Azure Active Directory

The process described in this post was tested on 01/13/2013 using Katana 2.0.2, Visual Studio 2013 and .NET Framework 4.5.  The authentication and authorization space is riddled with acronyms and cryptic terms like realm, issuer, tenant, audience URI and when you combine this with OAuth terminology and implementation specific terms, it becomes even more confusing…

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Clearing Stored Credentials in Windows 8.1 using PasswordVault

If you ever have to test Windows Store applications with multiple OAuth providers interactively, you will run into a little bit of annoyance caused by the credential storage within the vault. Apparently the application has no control on this as even if did not check “Keep me signed in” during log in, the credentials were…

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