Windows Azure Active Directory update
In an earlier post I explained that AD DS on Windows Azure Virtual Machines is not Windows Azure Active Directory and later last year Microsoft announced that two key features of Windows Azure Active Directory are available at no charge.
There is now a whitepaper available that covers Active Directory from on premises to the cloud; here’s a snip of the content.
UPDATE: Microsoft have added an additional paper at the same link:
‘The technical article “Leveraging Windows Azure AD from Windows 8 based Line Of Business (LOB) applications” that comes along with the whitepaper further illustrates how a mobile LOB application built on top of the Windows Store app model can be “connected” to the organization’s Windows Azure AD directory tenant, and how to federate a cloud REST API built with .NET with that directory tenant and consume this API from a Windows Store app. Step-by-step instructions are provided to easily reproduce the configuration.’