Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Part 6: How Azure Services Extends Your App Security

Several Windows Azure services help you extend your application security into the cloud. Three services can help you in providing identity mapping between various providers, connections between an on premises data center, and abilities for applications (where ever they reside) to send messages to each other: With Windows Azure Active Directory you create single sign…

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Hybrid Cloud Combine Windows Azure, Private Clouds

Hybrid applications and environments combine software running on public cloud platforms, such as Windows Azure, with software running on premises. Developers and customers using this model get both the cloud benefits of low cost, ubiquity, scale, etc. along with the control, flexibility, security, etc. of their on-premises platforms. There’s a steady flow of helpful materials…

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Blog Series -- Windows Azure Security Best Practices

In a series of blog posts, I’ll provide a look into how you can secure your application in Windows Azure. This seven-part series describes the threats, how you can respond, what processes you can put into place for the lifecycle of your application, and prescribes a way for you to implement best practices around the…

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How to Choose Between Windows Azure Queues, Windows Azure Service Bus Queues

One of the key patterns in building scalable applications is queues. Let’s say you have a Website or Web Service (in your Web Role) that responds quickly to a user request, but there’s another process that takes longer. It might be a long data base inquiry or video encoding or extensive calculation would be in…

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