March, 2012

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    Launching “Learn the Cloud, Make a Difference” DC Effort

    Two years ago, Jim O’neil and I developed a quick Azure training program called “@home with Windows Azure” – a way to learn Windows Azure and have some fun contributing to a well known distributed computing effort, Folding@home .  A few months later...
  • US ISV Evangelism

    Windows Azure Security Best Practices -- Part 2: What Azure Provides Out-of-the-Box

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    image[5]In Windows Azure Security Best Practices -- Part 1: The Challenges, Defense in Depth, I described the threat landscape and introduces the plan for your application to employ defense in depth.

    In this part, I explain that security with Windows Azure is a shared responsibility, and Windows Azure provides your application with security features than you may have employed in your on premises application. But then, it also exposes other vulnerabilities that you should consider. And in the end, you should be proactive in your application development to secure your application.

    This section is meant to provide an overview of what Windows Azure provides. For more in depth information, see Global Foundation Services Online Security. The Global Foundation Services team delivers trustworthy, available online services that create a competitive advantage for you and for Microsoft’s Windows Azure.

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  • US ISV Evangelism

    Blog Series -- Windows Azure Security Best Practices

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    image[5][3]In a series of blog posts, I’ll provide a look into how you can secure your application in Windows Azure. This six-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 requirements of your application. I’ll also show ways for you to incorporate user identity and some of services Azure provides that will enable your users to access your cloud applications in new says.

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  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Learn the Cloud, Make a Difference

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    My colleagues, Brian Hitney and Peter Laudati , and I – AKA the RockPaperAzure guys - have been busy working another on-line activity to highlight what Windows Azure can do and to offer a little added incentive to give the cloud a spin. Today, we’re launching...
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