Cloud Security Links from TechEd North America

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being the person at the front in a discussion of Cloud Security at Microsoft’s TechEd conference. Big thanks to those who came along to the last session of the day. During the discussion, I was asked for a list of links to find out more information about Microsoft’s cloud security. This probably isn’t exhaustive, but here goes:

General Cloud Security including data center security:

Office 365 Security

Windows Azure Platform Security

THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS

Updated Windows Azure Training Kit

Yesterday my old team (yes I’ve changed jobs), released the latest version of the Windows Azure platform training kit. The kit is now in 2 versions, one for vs2008 developers and one for 2010 developers. You can download the kit from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=413E88F8-5966-4A83-B309-53B7B77EDF78&displaylang=en.

Here is what is new in the training kit:

  • Updated all hands-on labs and demo scripts for Visual Studio 2010, the .NET Framework 4, and the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio version 1.2 release
  • Added a new hands-on lab titled "Introduction to the AppFabric Access Control Service (September 2010 Labs Release)"
  • Added a new hands-on lab "Debugging Applications in Windows Azure"
  • Added a new hands-on lab "Asynchronous Workload Handling"
  • Added a new exercise to the "Deploying Applications in Windows Azure" hands-on lab to show how to use the new tools to directly deploy from Visual Studio 2010.
  • Added a new exercise to the "Introduction to the AppFabric Service Bus" hands-on lab to show how to connect a WCF Service in IIS 7.5 to the Service Bus
  • Updated the "Introduction to AppFabric Service Bus" hands-on lab based on feedback and split the lab into 2 parts
  • All of the presentations have also been updated and refactored to provide content for a 3 day training workshop.
  • Updated the training kit navigation pages to include a 3 day agenda, a change log, and an improved setup process for hands-on labs.

So go download the kit right now and keep your skills sharp.

THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS