[There's a reason that Yoda is the unofficial mascot of SBS.  Size indeed matters not.] Getting my head around Azure - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS DIVA
Sun, Jul 28 2013 23:26 bradley

Getting my head around Azure

So I'm playing with a virtual machine up on the Azure public preview of Windows 2012 R2.  And you get to the hyperv managerish console through the Azure console page and a Microsoft live ID. 

But you can also RDP to your virtual machine.  It's RDP 3389 published to a non standard RDP port. 

And the thought goes through my mind... uh... you can limit that RDP port to just your IP... yes?

http://michaelwasham.com/2013/06/03/windows-azure-powershell-june-2013-update-for-iaas-and-paas/

"A significant improvement in the security of virtual machines is the ability to lock down an endpoint so that only a specified set of IP addresses can access it.

To specify ACLs during or after deployment from PowerShell you create a new ACL configuration object using New-AzureAclConfig and then modify it with Set-AzureAclConfig. The created ACL object is then specified to the *-AzureEndpoint cmdlet in the -ACL parameter. "


May I say I think the reports of the demise of the ITpro may be a bit premature.  Granted there's more Azure powershell and different gui's to get your head around, but this virtual machine up here is just a server, that can be set up as good or as bad as you want it to be. 

Now off to see if I can get my head around Azure networking.

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