SharePoint 2013 Development Platform on Azure – Part 3

SharePoint 2013 Development Platform on Azure – Part 3

This series is to showcase how easy it is to create a new SharePoint 2013 Development platform on Azure.

Part -1 – Shows how to get all the Network, Active Directory and vanilla SharePoint 2013 Development server deployed

Part -2 – Shows logging onto the SharePoint 2013 Development server and getting it ready for your developers

Part 3 – Shows VPN Configuration for Point to Site VPN.

Great, we have the SharePoint 2013 development servers cranking away on Azure and we can connect to it via RDP. But what if there is a need to use Visual Studio, connect to the site locally from the corporate network or from a remote location without RDP. VPN either using Point to Site or Site to Site VPN is the answer. For a development platform, Point to Site VPN is more than sufficient since the scope of visibility of the SharePoint server is confined to a particular developer or a set of developers. (more…)

SharePoint 2013 Development Platform on Azure – Part 1

SharePoint 2013 Development Platform on Azure – Part 1

This series is to showcase how easy it is to create a new SharePoint 2013 Development platform on Azure.

Part -1 – Shows how to get all the Network, Active Directory and vanilla SharePoint 2013 Development server deployed

Part -2 – Shows logging onto the SharePoint 2013 Development server and getting it ready for your developers

Part 3 – Shows VPN Configuration for Point to Site VPN. (more…)

TechEd 2014 Talk: Azure and SharePoint 2013

TechEd 2014 Talk: Azure and SharePoint 2013

Presentation Video

Last week I had the chance to present at two events held in Auckland. TechEd 2014 New Zealand and the Auckland Code Camp. The 3 sessions that I presented focused on Azure and SharePoint 2013 in general. During both the events, I had the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of audiences and was able to get some good discussions around Azure and how a SharePoint 2013 workload fits within the cloud architecture. (more…)

SharePoint – Http to Https URL Redirect

SharePoint – Http to Https URL Redirect

The following steps need to be completed on all the Web Front Ends that serve the SharePoint site. URL Redirection can be achieved through load balancers as well. This post shows how to achieve it at an IIS level if Load balancers or other edge based devices do not exist. The need for this came for a project that was recently built on Azure. (more…)