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Windows Azure Active Directory: Microsoft’s stab at cloud identity

Windows Azure Active Directory: Microsoft’s stab at cloud identity | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it
This article tries to define cloud identity in a practical, useful manner and look at the problems Windows Azure AD (“WAAD”) attempts to solve.
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Great, really informative article by Jouni Heikniemi. Must-read!

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Microsoft's Active Directory in the cloud: Test bits available

Microsoft's Active Directory in the cloud: Test bits available | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

The Microsoft Windows Azure Activity Directory developer preview is available for download, as is a beta of the Microsoft Azure Service Bus for Windows Server.


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Getting started with Azure IaaS and the new Windows Azure Portal

Getting started with Azure IaaS and the new Windows Azure Portal | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

John Joyner tells you how to sign up for a free trial of the Windows Azure Portal so you can start getting experience with the new Azure IaaS VMs right now.

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Microsoft reveals details for Windows Server 8 online backup service

Microsoft reveals details for Windows Server 8 online backup service | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft has announced details about its online cloud-based backup service plans for the upcoming release of Windows Server 8, built on the Windows Azure platform.

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Don't look now but Microsoft Azure is a kick-butt cloud

Don't look now but Microsoft Azure is a kick-butt cloud | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft's ambitious Windows Azure cloud is many things -- it's a full-fledged PaaS for developers. But beneath that, it is also a huge pool of foundational storage infrastructure for rent.

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Microsoft's cloud roadmap for 2012: What's on tap

Microsoft's cloud roadmap for 2012: What's on tap | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft has a number of new features on its Azure cloud roadmap that are slated to be out by spring 2012.

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Understanding Microsoft's big-picture plans for Hadoop and Project Isotope

Understanding Microsoft's big-picture plans for Hadoop and Project Isotope | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

With codename “Project Isotope,” Microsoft is packaging up analytics tools and services for its coming Hadoop on Windows Azure and Windows Server distributions and making them available to users of all kinds.

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More Great Improvements to the Windows Azure Management Portal

More Great Improvements to the Windows Azure Management Portal | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Over the last 3 weeks, Microsoft  has released a number of enhancements to the new Windows Azure Management Portal.

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Windows Azure Active Directory enables single sign-on with cloud apps

Windows Azure Active Directory enables single sign-on with cloud apps | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft’s Windows Azure Active Directory Developer Preview can simplify single sign-on (SSO) to multi-tenanted Windows Azure cloud applications.

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Active Directory In The Cloud: Windows Azure Active Directory Is Expanding Its Capabilities

Active Directory In The Cloud: Windows Azure Active Directory Is Expanding Its Capabilities | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

You didn't actually think Microsoft, with deep investments in cloud services like Office 365, was standing on the sidelines in the identity-as-a-service market, did you?

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Microsoft's Windows Azure Active Directory plans takes shape

Microsoft's Windows Azure Active Directory plans takes shape | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

This year should be a big one for Microsoft’s Windows Azure Active Directory cloud service, yet another piece of its hybrid public/private cloud puzzle.

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Can Microsoft Save Windows Azure?

Can Microsoft Save Windows Azure? | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft's new focus with Windows Azure is to allow users to start where they are rather than making them start over.

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Microsoft to enable Linux on its Windows Azure cloud in 2012

Microsoft to enable Linux on its Windows Azure cloud in 2012 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

 

Microsoft is preparing to launch a new persistent virtual machine feature on its Azure cloud platform, enabling customers to host Linux, SharePoint and SQL Server there.

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What's new in Windows Azure

What's new in Windows Azure | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

This week, Microsoft announced enhancements to its Windows Azure cloud platform that affect what developers can do with the PaaS offering, as well as the scalability options and costs for using Azure to provision the apps developed on it.

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