Windows Azure Pack – Using the new AD Security Groups based Plan filtering feature in UR7

With the new Update Rollup 7 of Windows Azure Pack, we have a new feature that has been one of the top asks for the core services in our User Voice page. This feature is best described as  “Plan filtering based on AD Security Groups”. Before UR7, a Plan can have 2 visibility states: Public… Read more

The Windows Azure Pack VM Role – Part 2 Concept

This is part 2 from the blog series written by MVP Marc van Eijk (@_marcvaneijk). After successfully deploying a gallery item, which was downloaded from the custom feed in the Web Platform Installer, the first thing you probably did was install the VM Role Authoring Tool to open that gallery item. At least, that is… Read more

The Windows Azure Pack VM Role – Part 1 Introduction

Introduction This blog series is written by one of our MVPs Marc van Eijk (@_marcvaneijk). Marc is a consultant with Inovativ and is a Microsoft Azure MVP. He works with many Service Providers and Enterprise organizations, extending their datacenters into hybrid clouds with Microsoft Azure and Azure Pack. You can read other interesting posts by… Read more

Setting up Windows Azure Active Directory ACS to provide identities to Windows Azure Pack

Authentication in Windows Azure Pack follows Claims-based principles and works with a customized ASP.Net Membership provider based Tenant Authentication Site for Tenants and a Windows Authentication Site for Administrators out of the box. You can also integrate the stack with Active Directory using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). This has been discussed in detail in… Read more

Federated Identities to Windows Azure Pack through AD FS – Part 3 of 3

In few of the previous posts, Anders Ravnholt discussed Installation & Configuration of WAP and Reconfiguration with FQDNs, ports and Trusted Certificates in detail. In this series, I will discuss how to configure AD FS and enable it to provide Identities to your WAP installation. Scenario Contoso Inc. is a Service Provider that hosts a… Read more

Federated Identities to Windows Azure Pack through AD FS – Part 2 of 3

In few of the previous posts, Anders Ravnholt discussed Installation & Configuration of WAP and Reconfiguration with FQDNs, ports and Trusted Certificates in detail. In this series, I will discuss how to configure AD FS and enable it to provide Identities to your WAP installation. Scenario Contoso Inc. is a Service Provider that hosts a… Read more

Federated Identities to Windows Azure Pack through AD FS – Part 1 of 3

In few of the previous posts, Anders Ravnholt discussed Installation & Configuration of WAP and Reconfiguration with FQDNs, ports and Trusted Certificates in detail. In this series, I will discuss how to configure AD FS and enable it to provide Identities to your WAP installation. Scenario Contoso Inc. is a Service Provider that hosts a… Read more

Offlining Web Application Gallery Feed for Windows Azure Pack

[UPDATE]:  Based on feedback received on the contents of this post,  I have modified it to provide a more detailed explanation about hosting the Web Application Gallery in an environment with zero internet connectivity. Introduction The Windows Web Application Gallery (WAG) provides instant access to the most popular free web applications available today. With just… Read more