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Windows Azure How-to Topics

How to: Set Up a Hosted Service for Windows Azure
How to Create a Certificate for a Role
How to Configure Virtual Machine Sizes
How to Configure Operating System Versions
How to Configure Local Storage Resources
How to Scale Applications by Increasing or Decreasing the Number of Role Instances

How to: Set Up a Remote Desktop Connection for a Role
How to Define and Configure a Remote Desktop Connection
How to Create a Remote Desktop Protocol File
How to Encrypt a Password

How to: Enable Role Communication
How to Define Input Endpoints for a Role
How to Define Internal Endpoints for a Role
How to Set Up Network Traffic Rules to Control Role Communication
How to Retrieve Role Instance Data
How to Use the RoleEnvironment.Changing Event
How to Use the RoleEnvironment.Changed Event

How to: Start Tasks Before Roles Instances Start
How to Define Environment Variables Before a Role Starts
How to Define Startup Tasks for a Role

How to: Build an Application that Runs in a Hosted Service
How to Configure the Site Entry in the Service Definition File
How to Configure the Virtual Directory Location
How to Configure a Web Role for Multiple Web Sites
How to Configure IIS Components in Windows Azure
How to Configure a Service to Use a Legacy Web Role
How to Configure a Custom Domain for a Windows Azure Hosted Service
How to Configure a Hosted Service to Respond to a Specific Custom Domain Name
How to Use the WebPICmd Command-Line Tool

How to: Use the Windows Azure SDK Tools to Package and Deploy an Application
How to Package an Application by Using the CSPack Command-Line Tool
How to Package an Application Using MSBUILD
How to Configure Your Local Environment to Emulate Windows Azure
How to Run an Application in the Compute Emulator from the Command-line
How to Change the Configuration of a Running Cloud Service
How to Initialize the Storage Emulator by Using the DSInit Command-Line Tool
How to Configure SQL Server for the Storage Emulator
How to Upload a Service Certificate by Using the CSUpload Command-Line Tool
How to Encrypt a Password by Using the CSEncrypt Command-Line Tool

How to: Manage Windows Azure VM Roles
How to Create the Base VHD for a VM Role in Windows Azure
How to Install the Windows Azure Integration Components
How to Enable Windows Azure Connect for a VM Role
How to Develop an Adapter for a VM Role in Windows Azure
How to Prepare the Server Image for Uploading to Windows Azure
How to Upload a VHD to Windows Azure
How to Create and Deploy the VM Role Service Model
How to Use Certificates With a VM Role in Windows Azure
How to Change a Server Image for a VM Role by Using a Differencing VHD
How to Change the Configuration of a VM role
How to Manage the Lifecycle of VM Role Instances in Windows Azure

How to: Configure Traffic Manager Settings
How to Point a Company Internet Domain to a Windows Azure Traffic Manager Domain
How to Test a Windows Azure Traffic Manager Policy
How to Temporarily Disable Policies and Hosted Services in Windows Azure Traffic Manager
How to Edit a Windows Azure Traffic Manager Policy
How to Load Balance Traffic Equally Across a Set of Hosted Services by Using Windows Azure Traffic Manager
How to Create a Failover Policy by Using Windows Azure Traffic Manager
How to Direct Incoming Traffic to Hosted Services Based on Network Performance by Using Windows Azure Traffic Manager

How to: Administering Windows Azure Hosted Services
How to Setup a Windows Azure Subscription
How to Add and Remove Co-Administrators for Your Windows Azure Subscriptions

How to: Deploy a Windows Azure Application
How to Package Your Service for Windows Azure
How to Deploy a Service in Windows Azure
How to Create a Hosted Service in Windows Azure
How to Create a Storage Account for a Windows Azure Subscription

How to: Upgrade a Service
How to Perform In-Place Upgrades on a Hosted Service in Windows Azure
How to Deploy a Service Upgrade to Production by Swapping VIPs in Windows Azure

How to: Manage Upgrades to the Windows Azure Guest OS
How to Upgrade the Windows Azure Guest OS from the Management Portal
How to Upgrade the Windows Azure Guest OS by Modifying the Service Configuration File

How to: Manage Management Certificates
How to Create a Management Certificate for Windows Azure
How to Add a Management Certificate to a Windows Azure Subscription

How to: Manage Service Certificates
How to Obtain an SSL Certificate
How to Configure an SSL Certificate on an HTTPS Endpoint
How to Associate a Certificate with a Service
How to Add a New Certificate to the Certificate Store
How to Update a Certificate in the Certificate Store
How to Control Access to Certificates on a Virtual Machine

How to: Use Storage Services
How to Create a Storage Account for a Windows Azure Subscription
Reading Configuration Settings for the Storage Client Library and Handling Changed Settings
Configuring Connection Strings

How to: Configure Windows Azure Connect
How to Activate Windows Azure Roles for Windows Azure Connect
How to Install Local Endpoints with Windows Azure Connect
How to Create and Configure a Group of Endpoints in Windows Azure Connect
How to Configure Relay Regions in Windows Azure Connect
How to Configure Certificate-based Activation in Windows Azure Connect

How to: Manage CDN on Windows Azure
How to Enable CDN for Windows Azure
How to Map CDN Content to a Custom Domain
How to Remove Content from the CDN
How to Manage Expiration of Blob Content
How to Manage Expiration of Hosted Service Content

How to: Use Windows Azure Diagnostics to Monitor and Collect Logging Data
How to Initialize the Windows Azure Diagnostic Monitor
How to Collect Data from IIS 7.0 Failed Request Trace Logs
How to Collect Data from Windows Event Logs
How to Collect Data from Crash Dumps
How to Collect Data in a Custom Log
How to Use the Windows Azure Diagnostics Configuration File
How to Configure the TraceListener in a Windows Azure Application
How to Use Trace Messages in a Windows Azure Application
How to Collect Data from Performance Counters
How to Create and Update Custom Performance Counters
How to Query Performance Counter Data
How to Specify a Storage Account for Transfers
How to Schedule a Transfer
How to Perform an On-Demand Transfer
How to View Diagnostic Data Stored in Windows Azure Storage
How to Remotely Change the Diagnostic Monitor Configuration


Cloud Computing

I dag har många företag virtualiserat en stor del av sin servermiljö och efterlyster ytterligare funktioner för att effektivisera sin IT-miljö med självbetjäningsportaler, automatisering, självläkande system mm. Funktioner som vi tidigare sett I publika moln blir nu tillgängliga för att effektivisera företagens datacenter

Security Considerations for the Private Cloud \IaaS (Part 1)
Date - Aug 03, 2011
Author - Deb Shinder
In this article, we will examine the different types of cloud service models and delivery models.
 
Security Considerations for Infrastructure as a Service Cloud Computing Model
Date - Jun 29, 2011
Author - Deb Shinder
This article takes a look at the requirements for a cloud computing solution.
Cloud computing, can we trust it and how can it be used whilst being secure
Date - Jun 01, 2011
Author - Ricky M. Magalhaes
In order to make an informed decision on using cloud computing, one should look carefully at the advantages of using the cloud and the disadvantages, being the security risks it might entail. Do the risks outweigh the benefits or vice versa?
Key Cloud Privacy Concerns in 2012
Date - Oct 17, 2012
Author - Ricky M. Magalhaes
This article covers major concerns that companies have when data is stored and processed in the cloud, and things that can be done to better protect against the threat vector.


Windows Server 2012 ökar möjligheterna för dig som jobbar med IT, där en av de mest framträdande förbättringarna har skett inom virtualisering med Hyper V. Det har länge pratats om integration med molnet och nu kan dina virtuella miljöer spänna över både ditt lokala nät, din partners resurser samt Azure. Dessutom har det hänt massor inom nyckelområden som storage, automatisering och användarupplevelse.

Windows Server 2012 Virtualized Domain Controllers
Date - Aug 29, 2012
Author - Deb Shinder
In this article, we will discuss some of the issues involved in deploying and managing secure virtualized domain controllers
Windows Server 2012: What's New in Security (Part 1) - DirectAccess Improvements
Date - Jul 04, 2012
Author - Deb Shinder
In this multi-part series, we'll take a look at what's new (and what's not) in security for Windows Server 2012.

 

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