Azure

Azure Web Sites support IP restriction in the web config, as demonstrated by Stefan Schackow's MSDN Blog.

I then add the following to my web.config

While this works great for Azure, for local builds, you may encounter:

HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error

The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.

Module IpRestrictionModule
Notification BeginRequest
Handler ExtensionlessUrlHandler-Integrated-4.0
Error Code 0x80070021
Config Error This configuration section cannot be used at this path. This happens when the section is locked at a parent level. Locking is either by default (overrideModeDefault="Deny"), or set explicitly by a location tag with overrideMode="Deny" or the legacy allowOverride="false".

The culprit was the snippet at the bottom of my applciationHost.config

Commenting out the entire location tag resolves the issue.

Microsoft Azure has successfully lured me in with their promises of a VS2014 CTP VM.

Recently completed MVC training was my first introduction to Azure, so outside a learning environment the VS CTP was a chance to dust off the account.

Trial Account & Credit Card Registration

While I was hesitant to hand lover my Credit Card number, expecting the usual incurred charges if you don't cancel, Azure surprised me with being up front about what my next bill would be, and that it would be 0.00

AzureBill

Having that on the first page that opens when I click on billing, is transparency that will go along way with those who are less trusting of cloud computing.

Spooling up the VS 2014 VM

All very straight forward, select add, and select VM for Gallery for existing images.

AzureVM

Select the VS2015 CTP

AzureVS

 

Minimum required info to get me started... not bad.

AzureConfig

AzureNetConfig

 

Now if this is your first VM, note the Cloud Service DNS name will be reused for all VM's.

Remote Access to your VM

Under endpoints check the RDP public port. This will access your machine via NAT.

AzureEndPoints

RDP into <CloudServiceDMSName>.cloudapp.net : 59276 (in is case), and you're in.

AzureEndPoints AzureDesktop