Associate your Windows Azure account with your Office 365 Organizational Directory (Windows Azure Active Directory)

Associate your Windows Azure account with your Office 365 Organizational Directory (Windows Azure Active Directory)

Here are the steps for getting access to your Office 365 Organizational Directory (Windows Azure Active Directory) from the Windows Azure Management Portal.

Prerequisites: You should already have subscribed to an Office 365 account. You would also need administrative permissions for Office 365.

  1. Go to ""
  2. Click "Free Trial" (Right upper corner)
  3. Click "Try It Now"
  4. On the next page click "Office 365 users: sign in with your organizational account >"
  5. Enter your personal and payment information
  6. And your done. You should now see your "Active Directory" under the menu.

See the video for more information and step by step.




How does the Mirosoft Windows 2012 R2 - Web Application Proxy compare to the Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010?

How does the Mirosoft Windows 2012 R2 - Web Application Proxy compare to the Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010?

The Web Application Proxy is part of Remote Access role in Windows 2012 R2 and is all about publishing access to resources internally in the corporation. It's web application publishing!

  • It's about publishing websites or web-enabled claims based applications
  • It has a very specific BYOD flavor to it!
  • Web Application Proxy is not ment to replace Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 in the R2 release! (This may change in the future....)

Microsoft Forefront UAG is still in market! Microsoft will be releasing Service Pack 4 for Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 later this year. The service pack will bring additional platform support to Microsoft Forefront UAG. Microsoft UAG will continue to move forward and be supported until sometime around november 2015. Again i would like to mention that the web application proxy is not ment to replace Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 in the R2 release! Web application proxy is designed to enable new scenarios that was not possible to put into the current Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 code base.

The Web Application Proxy require two interfaces:

  • Extranet (DMZ - External)
  • Intranet (Internal)

The Web Application Proxy is replacing the role of the ADFS Proxy

I personally believe that Microsoft will either be discontinuing Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 sometime during 2015 with the announcement of Windows server 2016, create a new hybrid products that contains part of Microsoft Forefront UAG/TMG or add the features to a later release of the Web Application Proxy.

During a talk with one of Microsoft developers they mentioned that the Web Application Proxy could be used to publish Microsoft Sharepoint server and Microsoft Exchange server. I have not yet been able to very that fact.




Getting Sharepoint Webs.asmx working with Word through Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010


In this blog post i will show you how to fix the issue with Word/Excel 2010 not being able to edit a Sharepoint document through Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010.

 When the user click on the "Edit Document" button nothing happens.

 The sure still only see the "Read-Only" version without the "Edit document" button.

 See this video on how to fix the issue



How to enable SSL on a SharePoint 2010 web application:

Configure SSL for SharePoint 2013

UAG and Office integration


wireshark capture on Sharepoint server 

 The issue seen from Wireshark. You get a HTTP error 500 from the WEBS.asmx service and then the WebDav MiniRedirector can't open the document in edit mode instead of "Read-Only".

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Cache-Control: private,max-age=0
Content-Length: 20048
Content-Type: application/
Expires: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:09:16 GMT
Last-Modified: Wed, 08 May 2013 17:37:10 GMT
ETag: "{2C3465A0-E7E7-4DD1-85E2-B24DB34699AD},1"
Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
SPRequestGuid: 7f2a8fe7-9608-4346-b702-c01525253657
X-SharePointHealthScore: 0
ResourceTag: rt:2C3465A0-E7E7-4DD1-85E2-B24DB34699AD@00000000001
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
Date: Wed, 08 May 2013 19:09:16 GMT

POST /_vti_bin/webs.asmx HTTP/1.1
Cache-Control: no-cache
Connection: Keep-Alive
Content-Length: 325
Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8
Cookie: NLSessionSportal=i/lvH9UXhQ5ej5nRST06y61xPlWuW0hBat1FgFT7UaMJAVaG6pBd8LQVwlZBjV

+Xdk7BuUwFzJFdsj324r5dsfedMlUE9rqFS8; WhlPII=2
User-Agent: Microsoft Office/14.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Microsoft Word 14.0.6106; Pro)
X-Office-Version: 14.0.6106
UAGActivityId: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="">
<WebUrlFromPageUrl xmlns=""><pageUrl>


HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
Cache-Control: private
Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8
Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
X-AspNet-Version: 2.0.50727
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
Date: Wed, 08 May 2013 19:09:17 GMT
Content-Length: 804

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><soap:Envelope xmlns:soap=""



n of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException' was thrown.</faultstring><detail><errorstring

xmlns="">The Web application at

Documents/Test.docx could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL correctly. If the URL should be serving existing

content, the system administrator may need to add a new request URL mapping to the intended


Download entire trace: NewFileStreamCapture.txt (26,64 kb)


Webs.asmx SOAP Calls

Webs.asmx web service is used by the Client to find the absolut URL of the file Sharepoint

More information about the purpose of the WebUrlFromPageUrl call using the webs.asmx service. See Microsoft MSDN:

Forefront UAG 2010 trace capture of the Webs.asmx SOAP Calls :

Forefront UAG 2010 Trace - WebsDOTasmx.txt (8,83 mb)

Correctly formed webs.asmx SOAP Call:

SOAP Request.docx (15,43 kb)


More Information:

Behind the scenes: Opening a Document from a SharePoint 2010 Document Library


SharePoint 2007 or 2010: Office Documents open ReadOnly from SharePoint site 



Integrating FileVista with Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010

This video shows you how to replace the deprecated "File Access" component within Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 with the FileVista component from  

 Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 - Web-based File Access with UAG



Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 - Integrating FileVista from GleamTech with the UAG





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