Azure Networking features, NVAs and how to leverage them to design your network topology in Azure.

I recently did the session with above title in Future Unleashed event and in Azure Vidyapeeth. You can view recording in Azure Vidyapeeth app or by registering here. A whole set of features have been released in Azure such as NSGs, Forced Tunnelling, Load Balancers, multiple VIPs, Reserved and static IPs etc. In addition, features…

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SIEM Integration with Azure

Lot of customers ask how to integrate their existing SIEM engines with Azure. The information is not readily available and hence many customer find difficulties in integrating their SIEM engines with Azure. In this post, I’m sharing some resources and points that’ll simplify this integration. For Azure, I’d categorize Azure resources (you can call them…

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SharePoint 2013 on Azure IaaS– Realizing highly available public facing web sites with geo-DR and auto-failover

Update (14-Mar-2014)  > The recording and presentation is now available on Channel 9 – https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/SharePoint-Conference/2014/SPC312 < Update (14-Mar-2014)  —– I’ve been working on this topic for sometime now, and I’m happy that the solution is ready to be shared with you. I’ll be presenting a session on this at SharePoint Conference 2014 http://www.sharepointconference.com/content/sessions/SPC312 Here’s the abstract of…

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Sizing and Capacity Planning for SharePoint 2013 – Resources

v4:9-May-13, v3:15-Apr-13, v2: 9-Apr-13, v1: 6-Apr-13 SharePoint 2013 has been out for some time now, and most of new the SharePoint projects are happening on SharePoint 2013. However, when it comes to sizing and capacity planning, there isn’t enough information available on TechNet (at the time of writing). Though, for the Search workload, there is…

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SharePoint 2013, 2010, 2007 & Office 365 – Features, Editions and Plans Comparison

Ever since SharePoint 2013 is released, there’s increased demand from partners and customers on feature comparison matrix between different versions of SharePoint: 2007, 2010 and 2013. They need it so that they can make informed decision about upgrading their existing SharePoint to the latest version. Unfortunately, there isn’t any official tabular matrix that provides this…

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Performance Testing Analysis Template for SharePoint Server 2010

Continuing my love for performance testing SharePoint and building on my previous posts on performance testing of SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2007, I created a template for reporting and analyzing performance test results for SharePoint 2010. It is an excel workbook. Sharing it here, as I feel, it could be useful to many others who…

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List of Site Templates in SharePoint 2010

Many times we come across the question that what site template we should use for a particular required. Whether we can use out-of-the-box template or do we need to create a custom site template? We can answer these questions only when we know about all the site templates provided by SharePoint 2010 out-of-the-box. For that…

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Custom Note Board web part, SocialCommentManager, social security trimming and Search

If you have used My Sites in SharePoint 2010, you would have seen the new Note Board web part. The Note Board web part is a generic web part and can be used in other sites also such as publishing portals, team sites etc. It enables users to leave short, publicly-viewable notes or comments about…

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Media Web Part in SharePoint 2010 – FAQ

Media Web Part (MWP) is new Silverlight based web part that can be used to play videos and audios. As it’s a new web part, there have been many doubts/questions around this web part. I plan to clear those doubts in this post using a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format. Here we go. 1. How…

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