Video: Windows Azure Connect: a real-world solution

K3 Retail are the UK’s biggest Microsoft Dynamics partner. They’ve built a system that allows them to expose on-premises applications and data such as Dynamics, SQL Server Reporting Services, Email and File-Servers to a cloud-based IIS web application. This video show how they are doing this in the real-world; not in a lab or controlled…

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Cloud Virtual Networks: PaaS and IaaS approaches

As applications that are used by employees of large corporate enterprises start to work their way in to the cloud, it becomes obvious that a need to integrate the network and security infrastructures of both environments becomes important. I’ve made a number of posts (here, here and here) on this blog in the past concerning…

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Plankytronixx Academy: Windows Azure Connect – Live Meeting MOVED from 15th Dec to 22nd Dec

It’s very unfortunate to have to do this, but the so-called “Plankytronixx Academy” (!) Windows Azure Connect Online Session that was due to run: 15th December 16:00 UK Time (08:00 PST) to 17:15 UK Time (09:15 PST) …has had to be moved to the same time slot on the 22nd December. The server from which…

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Plankytronixx Academy: Windows Azure Connect – Live Meeting on 15th December 16:00-17:15 UK time (08:00–09:15 PST)

IMPORTANT: DATE-CHANGE It’s very unfortunate to have to do this, but the so-called “Plankytronixx Academy” (!) Windows Azure Connect Online Session that was due to run: 15th December 16:00 UK Time (08:00 PST) to 17:15 UK Time (09:15 PST) …has had to be moved to the same time slot on the 22nd December. The server…

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Windows Azure 1.3 SDK released

The long-awaited 1.3 SDK with support for the following (from the download page): Virtual Machine (VM) Role (Beta):Allows you to create a custom VHD image using Windows Server 2008 R2 and host it in the cloud. Remote Desktop Access: Enables connecting to individual service instances using a Remote Desktop client. Full IIS Support in a…

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Single-sign-on between on-premise apps, Windows Azure apps and Office 365 services.

A lot of people don’t realise there will be 2 very interesting features in Office 365 which makes connecting the dots with your on-premise environment and Windows Azure easy. The 2 features are directory sync and federation. It means you can use your AD account to access local apps in your on-premise environment; just like…

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Azure Connect: connecting your on-premise and Windows Azure networks together.

I made a post describing how to domain-join instances you have running in the Azure cloud. This post dives in to a little of the detail underneath the covers as far as the networking that enables it all is concerned. First: You can sign-up to the Windows Azure Connect CTP, previously known as “Project Sydney”,…

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