How to Restrict RDP Access in an Azure PaaS Cloud Service

  A question I see periodically is how to restrict RDP access for PaaS services to specific network IP addresses.  In the past this has always been difficult to do and the typical solution was to use a Startup task to configure firewall rules (ie. using Set-NetFirewallRule or netsh advfirewall per http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj156208.aspx).  This technique generally…

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Windows Azure Diagnostics – Upgrading from Azure SDK 2.4 to Azure SDK 2.5

Overview Windows Azure SDK 2.4 and prior used Windows Azure Diagnostics 1.0 which provided multiple options for configuring diagnostics collection, including code based configuration using the Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics classes.  Windows Azure SDK 2.5 introduces Windows Azure Diagnostics 1.2 which streamlines the configuration and adds enhanced capabilities for post-deployment enablement, however it removes the code based configuration…

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Windows Azure Storage Analytics SDP Package

In a previous post we looked at the Windows Azure PaaS SDP package which allows you to quickly and easily gather all of the log data to determine root cause for a variety of PaaS compute issues.  This post will look at a new SDP package which allows you to quickly and easily gather all…

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