Azure website authentication without code changes !

Authentication/Authorization was a cumbersome work that we have to do in most of our websites but now with the new authentication feature in Azure website, you integrate directly with Azure Active directory services to get the functionality out of the box.

check this blog post for more information.

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/13/azure-websites-authentication-authorization/

New Feature on Microsoft Azure: SMB file Share Service

right now you can have a SMB file share among your VMs in Microsoft Azure in which you can share applications status or user profiles, etc…

for more information check this blog post from the product team http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2014/05/12/introducing-microsoft-azure-file-service.asp

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2014/05/27/persisting-connections-to-microsoft-azure-files.aspx

links to Tech Ed Important Updates on Azure

Reserved IP addresses for Cloud Services & Virtual Machines

Mahesh Thiagarajan

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/05/14/reserved-ip-addresses/

New A8/A9 Virtual Machine Sizes

Kenaz Kwa

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/05/14/new-a8a9-virtual-machine-sizes/

Regional Virtual Networks

Narayan Annamalai

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/05/14/regional-virtual-networks/

Deploying Antimalware Solutions on Azure Virtual Machines

Kundana Palagiri

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/05/13/deploying-antimalware-solutions-on-azure-virtual-machines/