Introduction to Windows Azure Platform - Windows Azure, SQL Azure and AppFabric
Windows Azure provides the platform to build scaleable, resilient and highly available applications from the cloud, but how? In this session we put the components together and help you get the understanding you need to help your organisation take advantage of platform.
Connecting the Windows Azure network to your corporate network
Extending your corporate network in to the Windows Azure datacenter might be important to enhance security for enterprise workloads. For example performing a domain-join between Windows Azure applications and your AD. Or perhaps keeping sensitive data in an on-premise SQL Server database and connecting to it from Windows Azure using Windows Integrated Security. A virtual network environment permits these topologies. This session covers how Windows Azure Connect enables these scenarios.
In this video/demo we go from scratch for folks with no knowledge of Windows Azure Connect (previously known as “Project Sydney”) covering what it is, how to create a virtual network and how to domain-join an instance running in the Windows Azure cloud. The demo gives click-by-click instructions and leaves nothing out (aside from assuming obvious things like VS is installed and the Windows Azure SDK/Tools are installed). Even if you don’t yet have a Windows Azure account – the very last few minutes talks about how to get a free account so you can try this technology out. Also how to deal with things like certificate management are covered in click-by-click detail and a couple of shortcuts, plus a troubleshooting section, with a demo.