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  • Blog Post: Creating a DNS Server in Azure IaaS

    Scenario I have multiple Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas) Virtual Machines (VMs) running under multiple Cloud Services, within one Virtual Network. I need these VMs to resolve each other based on hostname as well as be able to resolve public websites. If these VMs were all running in one...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Calling the Azure Management Rest API

    The Azure Management REST API exposes a series of endpoints that allow you to perform various operations against your Azure subscription. This is documented at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/ee460799.aspx . You can do many things with the REST API – the majority of Azure management...
  • Blog Post: Azure PowerShell: Provisioning Multiple VMs

    To create new VMs for use with the Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks preview feature for Azure, you can use the Azure PowerShell Commands available at https://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/downloads/ . The specific commands to provision a VM are… New-AzureVMConfig - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library...
  • Blog Post: Azure Access Control Services: Creating a Custom Identity Provider

    Azure Accenture Control Services (ACS) allows you to secure an application (i.e. Relying Party, RP), by federating to a variety of Identity Providers (IdPs). Once you set your Relying Party application to use federated security with Azure ACS, you can chose combinations of Facebook, Windows Live ID,...
  • Blog Post: ADFS 2.0: Single sign-on when a website references remote images

    I recently had an issue where a website, secured with Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (ADFS), was referencing images stored in another website, secured by the same instance of ADFS. This meant that if a user logged into the main website without going first to the website hosting the images,...
  • Blog Post: Federated Security: How to setup and call a WCF service secured by ADFS 2.0

    In this blog post I am going to walkthrough the steps required to secure a WCF service with ADFS 2.0, as well as how to call this service from a client. The aim of this article is to provide an outline of the general principals and steps, not to explain how to set up a fully secured scenario (everything...
  • Blog Post: HTML 5 / JavaScript: Creating a Carousel

    Following on from my previous posts on html5 animation and reflection effects, I thought I'd put it all together and create a carousel. Firstly, I create a JavaScript pseudo class called CarouselImage. This takes an image url and draws it at a given co-ordinate, scaled by a co-efficient (used to simulate...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 / JavaScript: Reflections and Skew Effects

    In carousel and coverflow type controls, you often see a “reflection” type effect. This is normally done by transforming an image to mirror the original then applying an alpha gradient to this (i.e. progressively increasing the transparency of the image). I recently attempted to recreate...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 / JavaScript Canvas Animation

    In this article, I will show how to create a basic animation using JavaScript and the HTML 5 Canvas elements. The animation uses two png images (of concentric circles with transparency) that move within the constrains of the canvas to create a nice pattern effect. This demo has been primarily built for...
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