Windows Azure Learning Path–Start Here

Welcome to the cloud! We have aggregated a variety of resources into a set of courses structured to hone your cloud computing skills progressively. Each course comprises hands-on labs and videos that focus on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud. This post is an index to the learning path that you can follow to learn all…

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Windows Azure Learning Path–Level 300

Level 300 – Advanced Level 300 lessons are designed to take you beyond how to build cloud services and arm you to make them as industrial strength offerings that alleviate concerns of cloud security and scalability. These lessons are about cloud security implementation through Access Control Service (ACS) which is a Windows Azure managed service….

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Windows Azure Learning Path–Level 300 : Exercise 4

Exercise 4 – Use Access Control Service to Federate with Multiple Business Identity Providers Previously we worked multiple identity providers in the public internet. now in this hands-on lab you will learn how to use the Access Control Service for managing trust relationships with multiple business identity providers. Before starting this exercise read the overview…

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Windows Azure Learning Path–Level 300 : Exercise 3

Exercise 3: Take control of the Sign-In experience Having configured previously with multiple identity providers, we will customize the user experience through custom authentication web page which allows you to do your own branding. Task 1 – Hosting a Login Page as Part of your Application In this task, you will create a custom log…

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Windows Azure Learning Path–Level 300 : Exercise 2

Exercise 2: Use Claims for Authorizing Users In this exercise you will focus authorizing users to perform various privileged activities on the web site. We will use WIF to unpack the SAML token to individual claims and allow execution of code based on the claims send through the token. Task 1 – Visualizing the Claims…

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Windows Azure Learning Path–Level 300 : Exercise 1

Exercise 1: Use Access Control Service for Accepting Users from Multiple Identity Providers Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) will help externalize application security freeing developers to focus on code that helps with application logic. In this hands-on lab you will learn how to take advantage of ACS for externalizing authentication, managing multiple identity sources,…

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Windows Azure Learning Path–Level 200

Level 200 – Intermediate The intermediate lesson is designed to take you into a learning path that explores Windows Azure capabilities necessary for building cloud solutions. Windows Azure is equipped with rich managed services ecosystem that will speed up your development through pre-built building block services. Access Control Service, Azure Storage, Cache, and Service Bus…

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