#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 10th December 2010
“Yes, we’re using the public cloud but we’re in denial about it”.
- Cute article series – 12 days of Azure - Day 12 - Windows Azure Platform
(nice summary of findings so far – seems to be a super set of previous article/thoughts)
(thought provoking role types and behaviours)
- Azure Training Workshop – Sydney - Tuesday, 14 December
- Windows Azure platform Acceleration Technical Training Tour – Sydney 27th/28th January
- Like Azure? …become a fan: www.facebook.com/windowsazure (Azure Facebook Toolkit)
- Want answers. See the forums
- Windows Azure: Running Multiple Threads on Windows Azure
- SQL Azure: Using the Database Manager from the Management Portal 1 week ago
- Security: Windows Azure Learning Plan – Security
- Windows Azure Connect: Step-by-step tutorial that walks through how to setup Windows Azure Connect
- Windows Azure Storage: Cloud Storage Strategy – How-Tos
- Windows Azure Storage: Pushing Content from SharePoint to Windows Azure Storage
This week some Q&A on Windows Azure Connect
Q: Is setting up Azure connect difficult?
A: No. Its as simple as updating your role, adding an agent on premise and updating the portal
Q: How do I domain join my role to Active Directory?
A: Follow the same simple setup instructions and add configure your network policy
Q: How is Azure connect charged?
A: The pricing model hasn’t been decided. Windows Azure Connect - No charge during CTP
Q: How is Azure Connect transport secured?
A: Windows Azure Connect uses HTTPS, which uses port 443. IPv6 firewall rules need to be enabled
Q: I want it. How do I sign up?
A: You can register for the CTP here.
Q: I need to play with it to understand it. Where do I go to?
A: You can use the Hands on Labs “Connecting Apps with Windows Azure Connect”
Q: I have more questions. Where can I go?
Q: Can Azure Connect add SQL Azure on to on premise network.
A: No. It is more likely Azure Connect would be used to connect to an on premise SQL Server.