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  • Blog Post: Changing user password in Azure AD using GraphAPI

    The following pertains to a very specific scenario: You use Azure AD for some applications (e.g. Office365), but... ...one of your applications does NOT use Azure AD (yet). It has its own authentication store and method (e.g. forms authn). However, you want to keep the application's credentials...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET WebForms OAuth2 multi-tenant resource and WPF client

    Most published WebAPI samples (e.g. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn646737.aspx ) are based on the MVC and OWin infrastructure, which is not available in WebForms applications. Following is a custom implementation of an OAuth2 access token handler presented by a WPF rich client application...
  • Blog Post: Using Azure Queues to schedule work items

    Attached sample shows how to use Azure Storage Queues to schedule processing of an item for a later point in time. It solves a common problem of scaling out a process based on iterating over a collection and processing some items based on time specific properties. Such an iteration, while easy enough...
  • Blog Post: OAuth2 with ADFS and WAAD using C#

    Overview The following summarizes the process of creating an end-to-end OAuth2 sample using ADFS 2.1 (or Windows Azure Active Directory). Web site setup Use the VS.NET 2012 ASP.NET MVC 4 WebAPI project template to setup your server project. Token handling To process the incoming JWT token...
  • Blog Post: Sticky Azure WCF service roles

    In general, sticky connectivity should be avoided when creating Azure-based services. However, there are situations, e.g. migration of a legacy application which relies on stickiness where it would be good to be able to support it. Here is a solution to providing stickiness to WCF services hosted in...
  • Blog Post: Azure: post-deployment updates

    Here are some techniques to dynamically modify a running Azure application. They all rely on using blob storage as source of modification and presume that the application was originally written to use these changes: 1. New/changed Silverlight applications You can store your Silverlight xaps...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic branding for Azure web-roles

    Here is an approach to providing ASP.NET server-side customization data post-deployment in Azure. It is particularly applicable to multi-tenant solutions, where individual users may need to be served pages using different master pages, user controls, html pages, themes, etc. It is also applicable to...
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