Having a solid identity strategy for consuming Office 365 services is a must. There are several options for different customers and scenarios, however Microsoft Azure is at the centre of all of them. Leveraging SSO (Single Sign On) with ADFS 3.0 and Web Application Proxies is a common scenario and we’ll show you how this can be delivered exclusively from the cloud without reliance on your traditional on-premises datacentre. High availability and DR are intrinsic in this architecture, and additional options now exist to use password sync as a fallback. Finally we show you how to extend the solution past Office 365 and beyond!
As you move workloads into Windows Azure Virtual Machines (VM), there is another skillset you must master...VM optimization. In this deep dive session you will learn how to configure and tune your virtual machines in Windows Azure for optimal performance and availability. Anders and Pete will take you through optimizing disk configuration, optimizing I/O performance, as well as how to choose the right VM size in Windows Azure. Discussion will then move into high availability in Windows Azure for a variety of popular application workloads, including Internet Information Server (IIS), MS SQL Server and SharePoint. If you are interested in maximizing your Windows Azure IaaS investments, this session is not to be missed!