Security Guide User Scenarios

- J.D. Meier, Prashant Bansode, Paul Enfield.

User scenarios are used to help us determine how the provide content in the most useable manner. By mapping out how a typical user might interact with the guidance, we can tailor the experience to better meet their needs.

Search

  • Search for Azure Security Guide, finds project MSDN link or Codeplex page.
  • Search for Cloud Security, finds project MSDN link or Codeplex page.
  • Search for Azure videos, finds videos page for project.
  • Search for Azure tutorials, finds “How To’s” MSDN link or Codeplex page for “How To’s”
  • Search for Azure code samples, finds project MSDN link or Codeplex page.
  • Search for Azure technology overview, finds technology “Explained” chapter(s) in guide.
  • Search for Azure map, finds project MSDN link or Codeplex root page.
  • Search for patterns & practices security guidance, find p&p MSDN node or Codeplex page.

MSDN

  • Browses treeview for Azure information, finds node linking to p&p Azure page.
  • Browses treeview for Security info, finds links to p&p security related documents/pages.
  • Visits Azure homepage looking for security info finds link to p&p Azure page.
  • Visits MSDN Learn tab looking for Azure “How Do I” videos, finds link to p&p Azure videos.
  • Direct link to info from a post in MSDN forums, link is deep. Points explicitly to a page relating to post.
  • Search scenarios encompass above cases, finds scenario list Codeplex page.
  • Wants information that can be turned into hard-copy, finds download location for pdf.

Visual Studio

  • Presses F1 while coding in Azure framework, finds context sensitive info in p&p Azure doc related off of keywords.
  • Accesses MSDN forums from inside VS, sees link to p&p site.
  • Accesses support KB while coding in Azure Framework, sees Azure project in KB results.

Codeplex

  • Visits site and browses for application scenario checklists for security hotspots.
  • Visits site and wants overview of available resources.
  • Visits site and wants structured and navigate-able view of information.
  • Accidently arrives at site and browses for overview of Azure.
  • Visits site and wants to browse application scenarios in search of closest implementation of current task.
  • Visits site and wants list of threats to specific application type.
  • Visits site and wants roadmap on a particular architecture.
  • Visits site and wants a list of architecture options to address a specific problem.
  • Visits site and wants a high level understanding of topics related to a particular security challenge.
  • Visits site and wants a detailed understanding of a specific technology.
  • Visits site and wants a heat-map of high risk issues for the platform as a whole.
  • Visits site and knows a solution, but wants technology options.
  • Visits site and wants to learn about similar scenarios to a specific solution so they can compare/contrast options.

Top Scenarios by User Type

Administrator
Architect * Search for Azure Security Guide, finds project MSDN link or Codeplex page.
* Visits Codeplex site and wants structured and navigate-able view of information.
* Browses treeview for Azure information, finds node linking to p&p Azure page.
Developer * Wants to browse application scenarios in search of closest implementation of current task.
* Presses F1 while coding in Azure framework, finds context sensitive info in p&p Azure doc related off of keywords.
* Accesses support KB while coding in Azure Framework, sees Azure project in KB results.


Last edited Aug 20, 2009 at 1:10 AM by paulenfield, version 9

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