Secure Azure Virtual Network (VNET) and Create DMZ on Azure using Network Security Groups (NSG) – Azure Security Part II

At TechEd Europe 2014, Microsoft announced the General Availability of Network Security Groups (NSG) which add security feature on Azure Virtual  Network (VNET). The feature is very compelling from security point of view. NSG is one of the Azure security feature I always use everytime I design solution using Azure. I have blogged this last … Continue reading Secure Azure Virtual Network (VNET) and Create DMZ on Azure using Network Security Groups (NSG) – Azure Security Part II

Secure Azure VM from day Zero with Azure Security Extension – Azure Security Part 1

Public Cloud is all about trust which security is key pillar to keep the customer trust. There is a misconception about Cloud Security. This post will be part of my Azure Security blog post series. In this series we will dispell some of the myths and discuss how to mitigate the risks. Based on Gartner 2014 survey, … Continue reading Secure Azure VM from day Zero with Azure Security Extension – Azure Security Part 1

Migrate AD FS 2 to AD FS 3 and How to update Office365 Federation

It's been a while since the last post. Currently, the writer is involved in multi-national Cloud projects. My colleague Marc Terblanche posted an awesome blog post on how to deploy AD FS 3.0 and WAP highly available using only PowerShell under 10 minutes. After we have AD FS 3 and WAP running in new environment. … Continue reading Migrate AD FS 2 to AD FS 3 and How to update Office365 Federation

Windows Azure Online Backup Step By Step

Before We discuss any further, You need to have Windows Azure account and enable Windows Azure Preview features. You need a x.509 v3 certificate to register your servers with backup vaults. The certificate must have 2048 key length , have valid Client Authentication EKU, validity period is no more than 3 years and reside at certificate … Continue reading Windows Azure Online Backup Step By Step

Export and re-Provision your Azure VM with Azure PowerShell

  For PowerShell users out there. You can administer your Azure VM more fun with Windows Azure Powershell. Before We start our exporting and re-provisioning mission, We do need some preparations beforehand. 1. Please install Windows Azure Powershell either on your desktop or your bastion host. Download here. 2. Run Windows Azure Powershell with your … Continue reading Export and re-Provision your Azure VM with Azure PowerShell

Connect your System Center 2012 to Windows Azure subscription

Microsoft just launched their Azure availability zone in Australia which will open new Cloud computing chapter in Australia. End of June post will be how to connect your Windows Azure subscription to your existing System Center 2012 App Controller. You need to have Windows Azure account and subscription as well as App Controller installed on … Continue reading Connect your System Center 2012 to Windows Azure subscription

How to redirect http to https using IIS7.0

Thinking of migrating your IIS 7.0 Engine to Cloud ? Previous post We have discussed regarding IIS Migration. Today post will be redirecting our http traffic to https. This will ensure your users always accessing the site securely. There are many ways to redirect http to https, however I believe in below ideal principle : … Continue reading How to redirect http to https using IIS7.0

Migrating SQL dbase to Amazon RDS

Today post will be discussing more into Amazon RDS ( Relational Database Service ). How do We migrate our existing SQL Server database to Amazon RDS. Assuming You already have SQL Server Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS) database up and running. Next You will need following: 1. Your RDS Endpoint: “yyyy.xxxxxxxxxx.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com” for example 2. Your … Continue reading Migrating SQL dbase to Amazon RDS