Open Source: SimplifiedAzure.KeyVault

Posted by Nilay Parikh and last modified on Tue Jun 12, 2018.

SimplifiedAzure.KeyVault provides a light-weight wrapper to implement some basic to advance Cryptography Application Patterns. SimplifiedAzure.KeyVault simplify secrets, keys and certificates operations with Azure Key Vault. Getting started Setup Azure Key Vault Setup SimplifiedAzure.KeyVault Getting started Please follow these simple steps to get started with SimplifiedAzure.KeyVault. 1. Create Azure Key Vault instance or you can use your existing instance, too. I have posted a detail [step-by-step implementation guide to setup Azure Key Vault]


Guide: Setup Groups and Shared mailboxes in Microsoft Office 365

Posted by Nilay Parikh and last modified on Tue Jun 12, 2018.

Shared mailboxes make it easy for a group of people or department to monitor communications from a common accounts; it is an excellent way to handle communications meant for the team than an individual (i.e. Customer Support, Intra-team Communication). It allows multiple users to monitor and reply an email sent to a shared mailbox address.

Groups in Microsoft Office 365 allows you to choose set of people who wish to collaborate closely (i.e. Teams, Distribution Groups). It also helps you to manage permissions and resource allocation; group members inherit permissions and privileges of the group automatically.

Group vs. Shared mailbox

Office 365 Groups is a list of users affiliated to a particular purpose, the email can be used as a distribution list, groups can be applied with permissions which members inherit. Step by Step Guide to Create a new Office 365 Group.

Office 365 Shared Mailbox is a mailbox that multiple users can use to send or read e-mail messages. It also provides features such as Common Calendrer, where multiple users can add schedule i.e. Vacations, Work Shifts. Step by Step Guide to Create a new Office 365 Shared Mailbox.


Guide: Office 365 DIY – For Micro-business, Professionals and non-Tech Start-ups

Posted by Nilay Parikh and last modified on Tue Jun 12, 2018.

As an ex-entrepreneur and technology co-sourcer, I understand the unique challenges that micro-businesses, professionals and start-ups face in their early days. Last week, while speaking with a group of young non-tech start-up owners and founders, an interesting topic stood out of friendly talks. On an average they have spent 12 grand on their business IT (does not include Hardware cost) needs within their first year. This is a decorative value for any non-tech start-up to commit on their balance-sheet.


Guide: How to add custom domain to Office 365

Posted by Nilay Parikh and last modified on Tue Jun 12, 2018.

Start-up companies are looking for a single solution to get up and running with IT. Microsoft Office 365 should be first on the to-do list.

As part of my Office 365 DIY Series, I am bringing you a step-by-step configuration guide to configuring your domain. If you haven’t purchased or decided on your next domain name then I would certainly recommend you reading How to Choose a Domain Name and 5 Tips for Choosing the Best Domain Name .


Guide: How to create user and setup an Outlook 365, a Skype Business and an OneDrive for Business account

Posted by Nilay Parikh and last modified on Tue Jun 12, 2018.

As an expansion to my Office 365 DIY Series, I have come up with a step-by-step guide to create or modify a user in Office 365.

There are few ways to create or import users into Office 365, but I would like to opt-in for simplest and easiest method to demonstrate. After adding your custom domain to Office 365, next step receiving an e-mail on your personal e-mail address (e.g. [email protected]) - and trust me I felt like receiving my first ever email.

While adding a user through Office 365 Admin interface, you can add relevant subscription (license) and enable a user to Office 365 services. i.e. Outlook 365 (for email), Skype for Business (for communications) and OneDrive for Business (for storage) at once.


Cloud Architecture Pattern: Azure Service Fabric and Microservices - Part 3 (Security Architecture)

Posted by Nilay Parikh and last modified on Tue Jun 12, 2018.

Securing public cloud implementation is critical, it is called Public Cloud because it is accessible via the direct Internet access otherwise secured through network access control, identity access control or secrets (i.e. certificates). In this regards, customers should engage with CSP (cloud service provider) around cloud security and compliance. My personal experience with Microsoft Azure has been present so far; I always gain something more in-depth internal security and compliance knowledge every time I requested through proper channels.

For Microservices and Service Fabric starter pack, I am going to evaluate based on following classification,


Cloud Architecture Pattern: Azure Service Fabric and Microservices - Part 2 (Logical Architecture)

Posted by Nilay Parikh and last modified on Tue Jun 12, 2018.

Decomposing Monolithic Applications into distributed Microservices is an art. The process could be anything from just adding few Microservices or transforming every aspect of solution architecture into Microservices.

It was easy to shred a Monolithic Application (talk Microservices) into small logical services, but it felt like 10x10m photograph cut into the jigsaw of 1000s pieces when realign to service boundaries (actual work). For a good introduction about Microservices please read martinfowler.com .