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Microsoft #WindowsAzure AD Rights Management Administration Tools and Utilities #Office365

WindowsAzure Active Directory Services

Overview

Windows Azure AD Rights Management provides the ability to enable the use of digital rights management technology in organizations that subscribe to the Office 365 preview services. Office 365 Preview customers can enable rights management capabilities within the Preview versions of Exchange Online, SharePoint and Office. These downloads enable an administrator to manage Windows Azure AD rights management features and configure Office 2010 for the Windows Azure AD Rights Management service.

Download Windows Azure AD Rights Management Tools and Utilities Here


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Manage Self Service (Multiple) Private and Public #Cloud with Tenants for in your datacenter with #SCVMM Part 2 of 2

In the Last blog post ” Manage Self Service (Multiple) Private #Cloud with Tenants for in your datacenter with #SCVMM Part 1 of 2″  we talked about making Private Clouds with System center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager.
We now are going to the Self Service part, in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 we still had Self service Portal option in the setup.
Since System Center 2012 is this option replaced by System Center 2012 SP1 APP Controller.
More Technical Information about System Center 2012 SP1 VMM and App Controller you can download or read here

From here we are going further with the Private Clouds which we created with System Center 2012 SP1 VMM and create Tenant Cloud Users or Admins for Self Service with System Center 2012 SP1 APP Controller.

Here is a Step by Step overview created with SCVMM for App Controller :

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 1

Create a User role in Tenants.

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 2

Give a Name and description

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 3

From here you can select one of the four user roles :
Fabric Administrator ( Delegated Administrator)
Fabric Administrator

Read-Only Administrator
Read Only Administrator

Tenant Administrator
Tenant Administrator


Application Administrator (Self-Service User)
Self Service User

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 4

Select the Member(s) to manage the private Cloud

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 5

Here You can Select one ore Multiple Private Cloud(s) to manage.

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 6

Here you can set the Quotas for the Cloud

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 7

Select one or more Virtual Machine Networks

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 8

Here is the Virtual Switch selected.

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 9Here you select the resources for in the Private Cloud to manage.

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 10

Now we have selected Virtual Machine SCVMM2012SP1.

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 11

Here you select the permitted actions for the User role.

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 12

Here you can select Run As Accounts for the User Role to use.

Create User Role Tenant for Private Cloud 13

Here we finish making the tenant user for the private Cloud.

Now we have made the Self User for this private Cloud, he or she can login in System Center 2012 SP1 APP Controller to manage this Cloud with these settings.

APP Controler 1

We login as Labuser ( Self Service Account which we created with SCVMM )

APP Controler 2 The Labuser has only Access to private Cloud.

APP Controler 3

The One Private LAB Cloud we Selected with SCVMM.

APP Controler 4

The Virtual Machine Labuser can Manage from SC APP Controller.

APP Controler 5

The Virtual Library Which Labuser can use for his Private Cloud.

When I login to System Center 2012 SP1 APP Controller as Administrator of Virtual Machine Manager, I see all the resources and Clouds like for example Windows Azure Public Cloud :

Cloud Administrator 1

System Center 2012 SP1 APP Controller Administrators overview.

Cloud Administrator 2

Manage Multiple Clouds, Like Private Cloud and Public Cloud or Hosted Cloud.

Cloud Administrator 3

Manage Virtual Machine in different Clouds.


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Manage Self Service (Multiple) Private #Cloud with Tenants for in your datacenter with #SCVMM Part 1 of 2

With System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager you can easily manage multi tenants with different network or VLAN’s in your Datacenter.
Here you see an example of a step-by step installation overview :

Configuration installed :

Windows Server 2012 forest
Hyper-V
SQL 2012 Server SP1
System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager Rollup 1
System Center 2012 SP1 APP Controller Rollup 1

The basis of System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine is installed and configured and we start to make a Private Cloud :

Create Cloud

Create a new Private Cloud

Create Cloud 1

Give your Private Cloud a Name

Create Cloud 2

Select the resources for this Cloud

Create Cloud 3

Select the logical network(s) for this Cloud

Create Cloud 4

Add Load Balancer for this Cloud.

Create Cloud 5

Here you can select Virtual IP Templates if necessary

Create Cloud 6

Here you can select the port Classifications of this Private Cloud.

Create Cloud 7

When you have Storage Pools created like SAN Storage, you can Select here a pool for this Cloud.

Create Cloud 8

Add a library for this Private Cloud.

Create Cloud 9

The Library is selected for this Private Cloud.

Create Cloud 10

Here you can manage the capacity for this Cloud like CPU’s, Memory, Storage, VM

Create Cloud 11

Here you can add VM capability profiles for this Private Cloud.

Create Cloud 12

Click on Finish to Create your Private Cloud.

Created Lab Cloud

Private Cloud ” LAB Cloud” is created.

The Private Cloud is still empty and you have to select the right virtual machine for this Cloud :

Cloud selection VM

When you Go to the VM Properties, you can select here the right Private Cloud.

You have now created your Private Cloud with the right Virtual Network, Storage Pool, and Virtual Machines.

 In “Manage Self Service (Multiple) Private #Cloud with Tenants for in your datacenter with #SCVMM Part 2 of 2” we go futher on with Self service and Tenants to work with System Center 2012 SP1 APP Controller


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Developing Multi-tenant Applications for the #Cloud, 3rd Edition – Book Download #WindowsAzure

Developing Multi-tenant appl for the Cloud v3

This guide is the third release of the second volume in a series about Windows Azure. It demonstrates how you can create from scratch a multitenant, Software as a Service (SaaS) application to run in the cloud by using the latest versions of the Windows Azure tools and the increasing range of capabilities of Windows Azure.

You can download the free E-book here at Microsoft


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#Microsoft Active Directory from on-premises to the #cloud with #WindowsAzure

Active Directory WindowsAzure

Active Directory in WindowsAzure.

SSO with Windows Azure AD

 Enable single sign-on (SSO) with Windows Azure AD

 

The cloud is changing the way in which applications are written. Accelerated market cycles, multi-tenancy, pure cloud solutions and hybrid deployments, Web programmability, and the rise of devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) as well as rich clients as consumption models offer without any doubt new opportunities.

They also present at the same time new challenges for the key services both on-premises and through the (hybrid) cloud that represent the identity management, the provisioning, the role management, and the authentication.

With:

  • The Bring Your Own Apps (BYOA) for cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications,
  • The desire to better collaborate a la Facebook with the “social” enterprise,
  • The need to support and integrate with social networks, which lead to a Bring Your Own Identity (BYOI) trend,
  • Etc.

Identity becomes a service where identity “bridges” in the cloud “talk” to on-premise directories or the directories themselves move and/or are located in the cloud (see Gartner report 2013 Planning Guide: Identity and Privacy[1]).

Identity, like compute and storage and networking, is an essential platform service.  In the same way that identity played a critical role in the adoption of workgroup computing, identity services will play a critical role as organizations adopt the cloud.  Organizations will use cloud services and applications created by ISVs, Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud platforms for (Line of Business (LOB)) custom development, (as well as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud environment for specific workloads to onboard the cloud for IT optimization reasons).

Kim Cameron, Microsoft Chief Identity Architect, is convinced[2] that “organizations will find they need new identity management capabilities to take full advantage of the cloud. They will also find that the most reliable and cost-effect way to obtain these capabilities is through Identity Management as a Service – i.e. using the cloud to master the cloud.

We can therefore predict with certainty that almost all organizations will subscribe to identity services that are cheaper, broader in scope and more capable than the systems of today.

Enterprises will use these services to manage authentication and authorization of internal employees, the supply chain, and customers (including individuals), leads and prospects. Governments will use them when interacting with other government agencies, enterprises and citizens.

Identity Management as a Service will require that we move beyond the models of identity management that have guided our thinking to date. A new service-based model will emerge combining more advanced capabilities with externalization of operations to achieve reduction in risk, effort and cost.”



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Windows Azure Services on Windows Server ! #WindowsAzure #Winserv

WindowsAzure to Windows Server

Microsoft is committed to delivering customers a consistent platform regardless of deployment location and calls this vision the Cloud OS. As part of this strategy, Microsoft is now enabling Hosting Service Providers to use Windows Server and System Center to deliver the same great experiences already found in Windows Azure. The first two of these finished services are high density website hosting and virtual machine provisioning and management. Hosting Service Providers enable these modules through the new Service Management API and optional portal, which will continue to add more services from Microsoft and 3rd party providers over time.

Service Management Portal

 

WindowsAzure for WS2012 install

 

Bringing Windows Azure Services to Windows Server => begin here


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Overview of System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager #SCVMM #sysctr

SC2012SP1VMM

 

Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling you to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created.

Deploying VMM

A deployment of VMM consists of the following:

Name Description
VMM management server The computer on which the Virtual Machine Manager service runs and which processes commands and controls communications with the VMM database, the library server, and virtual machine hosts.
VMM database A Microsoft SQL Server database that stores VMM configuration information.
VMM console The program that allows you to connect to a VMM management server to centrally view and manage physical and virtual resources, such as virtual machine hosts, virtual machines, services, and library resources.
VMM library The catalog of resources (for example, virtual hard disks, templates, and profiles) that are used to deploy virtual machines and services.

A library server hosts shared folders that are used to store file-based resources in the VMM library.

VMM command shell The Windows PowerShell-based command shell that makes available the cmdlets that perform all functions in VMM.
VMM Self-Service Portal (optional)

noteNote
In System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the VMM Self-Service Portal has been removed. 

 

A web site that users who are assigned to a self-service user role can use to deploy and manage their own virtual machines to private clouds.

For information about deploying VMM, see Deploying Virtual Machine Manager.

Configuring Security for VMM

You can perform the following tasks to configure security in VMM.

Task Description For more information
Create user roles Create self-service users, delegated administrators, and read-only administrators to ensure users can perform the appropriate actions on the appropriate resources in VMM. Creating User Roles in VMM
Configure Run As accounts Create Run As accounts to provide the necessary credentials for performing operations in VMM. Configuring Run As Accounts in VMM

Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM

VMM enables you to configure and manage the following resources. These resources need to be configured before you can deploy virtual machines and services to a private cloud or to virtual machine hosts.

Resource Description For more information
Virtual machine hosts Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and VMware ESX hosts and host clusters on which you will deploy virtual machines and services.

You can create host groups to organize your hosts based on physical site location, resource allocation, or some other criteria.

Adding and Managing Hyper-V Hosts and Host Clusters in VMM

Managing Citrix XenServer Overview

Managing VMware ESX Hosts Overview

Creating Host Groups Overview

Networking Networking resources, such as logical networks, IP address pools, and load balancers that are used to deploy virtual machines and services. Configuring Networking Overview
Storage Storage resources, such as storage classifications, logical units, and storage pools that are made available to Hyper-V hosts and host clusters. Configuring Storage Overview
Library servers and library shares A catalog of resources (for example, virtual hard disks, templates, and profiles) that are used to deploy virtual machines and services. Configuring the Library Overview

Deploying Virtual Machines and Services in a Private Cloud in VMM

After you have configured your hosts and your networking, storage, and library resources, you can perform the following tasks to deploy virtual machines and services in VMM.

In VMM, a service is a set of virtual machines that are configured and deployed together and are managed as a single entity. For example, a deployment of a multi-tier line of business application.

 

Task Description For more information
Create private clouds Combine hosts and networking, storage, and library resources together to create a private cloud. Creating a Private Cloud in VMM Overview
Create sequenced applications Use Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) to sequence applications to be deployed by VMM. Microsoft Server Application Virtualization
Create profiles Create profiles (hardware profiles, guest operating system profiles, application profiles, and SQL Server profiles) that will be used in a virtual machine template to deploy virtual machines.

For example, an application profile provides instructions for installing Microsoft Server App-V applications, Microsoft Web Deploy applications, and Microsoft SQL Server data-tier applications (DACs), and for running scripts when deploying a virtual machine as part of a service.

Creating Profiles in VMM
Create virtual machine templates Create virtual machine templates that can be used to create new virtual machines and to configure tiers in services. How to Create a Virtual Machine Template
Create service templates Use the Service Template Designer to create service templates that can be used to deploy services. Creating Service Templates in VMM
Deploy virtual machines Deploy virtual machines to private clouds or hosts by using virtual machine templates. Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines in VMM
Deploy services Deploy services to private clouds or hosts by using a service template. Creating and Deploying Services in VMM
Scale out a service Add additional virtual machines to a deployed service. Scaling Out a Service in VMM
Update a service Make changes to a deployed service. Updating a Service in VMM

Managing the VMM Environment

You can perform the following tasks to manage the servers, virtual machines, and services in your VMM environment.

Task Description For more information
Manage update compliance of servers (for example, Hyper-V hosts and library servers) Scan servers (for example, Hyper-V hosts and library servers) for update compliance, view update compliance status, and perform update remediation by using a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server. Managing Fabric Updates in VMM
Monitor the health and performance of virtual machines and their hosts and provide reports Use Operations Manager with VMM and enable Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO). Configuring Operations Manager Integration with VMM