Month: October 2014

Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines!!!!!!!!!!!

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Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines at TechEd Europe. It provides real time protection from the latest threats, on-demand scheduled scanning, and collection of antimalware events to your storage account via Azure Diagnostics at no additional charge.
The Microsoft Antimalware Client and Service is installed by default in a disabled state in all Cloud Services. The Microsoft Antimalware Client and Service is not installed by default in the Virtual Machines platform; it is available as an optional security extension.
Pre-requisites to deploy Microsoft Antimalware for Azure:
1) Microsoft Azure Subscription account
2) Operating Systems Requirement
3) VM Agent
4) Microsoft Azure PowerShell SDK Tools
5) Azure Storage Account

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New Azure Networking features and partnerships for Enterprise scenarios!!!!!

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Azure networking announcements to enable customers to build better hyper-scale and enterprise grade applications in public and hybrid cloud environments.
New ExpressRoute partners are Colt Technology Services in Europe, Tata Communications in Asia, and Telstra in Australia.
ExpressRoute is now generally available in Australia with a Meet-Me location in Sydney.
ExpressRoute circuit provisioned today has been configured in active-active configuration between Microsoft and the connectivity provider in order to avoid single a point of failure.
Customers will now be able to control traffic to one or more virtual machine instances in a Vnet using inbound and outbound access control rules defined in a Network Security Group.
The Network Security Group can be applied to a subnet (within a virtual network) as well as to individual virtual machines thereby enabling a two layer protection

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Logging in with Google, Microsoft and Facebook SDKs to Azure Mobile Services!!!!!!!!!

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Logging in to Windows Phone / Windows Store apps from the Live SDK has been an option to node.js backend since the first release of mobile services (in node.js).
In the case with Microsoft account, logging in with tokens from the Facebook SDK has been an option in the node.js backend for a long time. The .NET backend now also supports this client flow.
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Branding SharePoint 2013 with CSOM Code!!!!!!

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Patterns & Practices (PnP) team released a ton of open source examples for using CSOM to do all sorts of fun things in SharePoint including uploading and applying branding to multiple sites.
There are certainly some pros and cons between using declarative sandbox solutions vs this CSOM method, but I’m still formulating my thoughts on what I would say for guidance.
Microsoft has stepped up and created this code that is blessed by the product team to upload and apply branding correctly with CSOM. Check demo for further details
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Building solutions with Office Graph!!!!!!!

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The engine powering Office Delve that captures activity in Office 365 and offers new ways of discovering relevant content. Even though it is only a preview release it already gives a good impression of its capabilities and possible scenarios.the current version of the Office Graph API is a pre-release. It is offered as-is and currently Microsoft offers no support for solutions leveraging it. Also should you choose to invest in a solution using Office Graph keep in mind that you will have to update your solution once the Office Graph API is officially released.
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Migrate Azure Virtual Machines between Storage Accounts!!!!!!!!

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When you create an Azure Virtual Machine, there are two services that work in tandem to create this machine: Compute and Storage.
When creating a Virtual Machine, we require that the VHD be located in a storage account in the same region where you are creating the VM

The steps to migrate the virtual machine from one region to another:
Stop the Virtual Machine
Copy the VHD blob from a storage account in the source region to a storage account in the destination region.
Create an Azure Disk from the blob
Boot the Virtual Machine from the Disk

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The Deploy to Azure Button

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The Deploy to Azure button is to make it dirt simple for owners of pre-packaged web applications to make it dirt simple for their potential customers to deploy their applications to Azure.
How it Works
A user is authenticated to their Azure account during the AAD handshake, driven by the OpenId Connect OWIN middleware
The OWIN middleware hands over an authentication code to ADAL, which uses it to obtain a new AAD token for accessing the Azure Management API
Once a token is obtained, MAML clients can be used to communicate with the Azure management APIs
The list of regions available to a user’s subscription are retrieved and displayed in the form’s menu
When a user submits the form the data is sent to a Web API controller
The Web API controller clones the Git repository down to a new folder on the server side
The Web API controller creates an instance of the Web Site Management Client and a site is created
The site’s publish profiles are pulled
The site is deployed via Web Deploy back up to Azure Websites