Planning Essentials for an Azure Kubernetes Cluster – Part 2

Continuing from blog post Part 1, the objective is to go through some essentials for planning out a simple Azure Kubernentes Cluster to host your containerized or microservices application in a development/test or proof of concept (POC) environment. Also, to lay out the foundation to build upon towards a production grade environment. Identity Access Security …

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Planning Essentials for an Azure Kubernetes Cluster – Part 1

Background: Getting started and learning Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is known to be a steep learning curve. In addition to planning for an AKS setup has a ton of design and architecture considerations. Objective: Go through some essentials for planning a simple Azure Kubernetes Cluster to host your containerized or micro-services application in a development/test …

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Using Azure Sentinel with Azure App Gateway to Investigate Web Attacks – Part 1 Intro

Requirement Use Azure Sentinel to monitor and investigate incidents of cyber-attacks on a web application by having a layer of protection by leveraging the Azure Application Gateway’s Web Application Firewall. Solution Design The Azure Application Gateway is a layer 7 web traffic load balancer with many features to manage your traffic. This includes the WAF …

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy and ADFS 3.0 Azure Lab

The following diagrams are based on a lab I built on Microsoft Azure IaaS leveraging Web Application Proxy and ADFS 3.0. to demonstrate single sign-on with claims based applications. As I come from an application development and architecture background, I learned a great deal with Azure IaaS and system administration with respect to Azure Virtual …

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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Integration with the WaitForCustomEvent Activity

Implementing an integration scenario with SharePoint 2013 Workflows using WaitForCustomEvent Activity in Visual Studio 2012 Technical Requirement: Integrate a SharePoint workflow with another application to call into the application and wait for a response with data. Applicable business scenarios A document management approval workflow notifies a CRM system of a customer engagement and provides a …

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My favourite SharePoint 2013 resource of the week

Out of all the resources posted on many blogs and on technet, I find the following link the best to kick off the learning curve: SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp123606 These videos are great because Talk mostly net new features/functionality Great starter for experienced SharePoint professionals Good depth of overview on new features …

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