MOC 20487 - Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

This Developing Windows Azure and Web Services training class provides students with the knowledge and skills required to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various data sources. Students will also learn how to develop and deploy services to hybrid environments, including on-premises servers and Microsoft Azure.

This course is intended for both novice and experienced .NET developers who have a minimum of six months programming experience, and want to learn how to develop services and deploy them to hybrid environments. Also, this course helps students prepare for exam 70-487.

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Course Topics
  1. Learn to query and manipulate data with Entity Framework.
  2. Learn to use ASP.NET Web API to create HTTP-based services and consume them from .NET and non-.NET clients.
  3. Learn to extend ASP.NET Web API services using message handlers, model binders, action filters, and media type formatters.
  4. Learn to create SOAP-based services with the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and consume them from .NET clients.
  5. Learn to apply design principles to service contracts and extend WCF services using custom runtime components and behaviors.
  6. Learn to secure WCF services using transport and message security.
  7. Learn to use Windows Azure Service Bus for relayed messaging and brokered messaging using queues and topics.
  8. Learn to host services on on-premises servers, and on various Windows Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Web Sites.
  9. Learn to deploy services to both on-premises servers and Windows Azure.
  10. Learn to store and access data in Windows Azure Storage, and configure storage access rights.
  11. Learn to monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Windows Azure.
  12. Learn to implement federated authentication by using ACS with ASP.NET Web API services.
  13. Learn to create scalable, load-balanced services.
  1. Overview of Service and Cloud Technologies
    1. Key Components of Distributed Applications
    2. Data and Data Access Technologies
    3. Service Technologies
    4. Cloud Computing
    5. Exploring the Blue Yonder Airlines’ Travel Companion Application
    6. Lab: Exploring the work environment
  2. Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity Framework
    1. ADO.NET Overview
    2. Creating an Entity Data Model
    3. Querying Data
    4. Manipulating Data
    5. Lab: Creating a Data Access Layer by Using Entity Framework
  3. Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services
    1. HTTP Services
    2. Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
    3. Handling HTTP Requests and Responses
    4. Hosting and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services
    5. Lab: Creating the Travel Reservation ASP.NET Web API Service
  4. Extending and Securing ASP.NET Web API Services
    1. The ASP.NET Web API Pipeline
    2. Creating OData Services
    3. Implementing Security in ASP.NET Web API Services
    4. Injecting Dependencies into Controllers
    5. Lab: Extending Travel Companion’s ASP.NET Web API Services
  5. Creating WCF Services
    1. Advantages of Creating Services with WCF
    2. Creating and Implementing a Contract
    3. Configuring and Hosting WCF Services
    4. Consuming WCF Services
    5. Lab: Creating and Consuming the WCF Booking Service
  6. Hosting Services
    1. Hosting Services On-Premises
    2. Hosting Services in Windows Azure
    3. Lab: Hosting Services
  7. Windows Azure Service Bus
    1. Windows Azure Service Bus Relays
    2. Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
    3. Windows Azure Service Bus Topics
    4. Lab: Windows Azure Service Bus
  8. Deploying Services
    1. Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2012
    2. Creating and Deploying Web Application Packages
    3. Command-Line Tools for Web Deploy
    4. Deploying Web and Service Applications to Windows Azure
    5. Continuous Delivery with TFS and Git
    6. Best Practices for Production Deployment
    7. Lab: Deploying Services
  9. Windows Azure Storage
    1. Introduction to Windows Azure Storage
    2. Windows Azure Blob Storage
    3. Windows Azure Table Storage
    4. Windows Azure Queue Storage
    5. Restricting Access to Windows Azure Storage
    6. Lab: Windows Azure Storage
  10. Monitoring and Diagnostics
    1. Performing Diagnostics by Using Tracing
    2. Configuring Service Diagnostics
    3. Monitoring Services Using Windows Azure Diagnostics
    4. Collecting Windows Azure Metrics
    5. Lab: Monitoring and Diagnostics
  11. Identity Management and Access Control
    1. Claims-based Identity Concepts
    2. Using the Windows Azure Access Control Service
    3. Configuring Services to Use Federated Identities
    4. Lab: Identity Management and Access Control
  12. Scaling Services
    1. Introduction to Scalability
    2. Load Balancing
    3. Scaling On-Premises Services with Distributed Cache
    4. Windows Azure Caching
    5. Scaling Globally
    6. Lab: Scalability
  13. Appendix A: Designing and Extending WCF Services
    1. Applying Design Principles to Service Contracts
    2. Handling Distributed Transactions
    3. Extending the WCF Pipeline
    4. Lab: Designing and Extending WCF Services
  14. Appendix B: Implementing Security in WCF Services
    1. Introduction to Web Services Security
    2. Transport Security
    3. Message Security
    4. Configuring Service Authentication and Authorization
    5. Lab: Securing a WCF Service
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Azure class:

  • Experience with C# programming, and concepts such as Lambda expressions, LINQ, and anonymous types.
  • Understanding the concepts of n-tier applications.
  • Experience with querying and manipulating data with ADO.NET.
  • Knowledge of XML data structures.
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