Security Best Practices for Azure Developers

From the opening keynote speech to the exhibits on the floor to the content of the sessions, this year’s TechEd 2010 in New Orleans last week was all about the cloud. But one of the biggest obstacles to adoption of cloud computing, according to what I heard from many IT pros, is the concern over security issues.

If you or others in your organization are developing applications for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, you’ll want to check out this new technical paper from Microsoft that explains how to use the security mechanisms in Windows Azure to make those apps more secure. It’s called Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications and it’s based on proven practices of Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). You can download it in Word format (.docx) here:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/3/E/73E4EE93-559F-4D0F-A6FC-7FEC5F1542D1/SecurityBestPracticesWindowsAzureApps.docx.

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