Developing Windows Azure and Web Services (M20487)

In this course, you will learn to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various data sources. You will also learn to develop and deploy services to hybrid environments, including on-premises servers and Windows Azure.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services. It covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-487 and, in conjunction with hands-on experience, can help you prepare for the exam.

Overview

  • Query and manipulate data with Entity Framework
  • Use ASP.NET Web API to create HTTP-based services and consume them from .NET and non-.NET clients
  • Extend ASP.NET Web API services using message handlers, model binders, action filters, and media type formatters
  • Create SOAP-based services with the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and consume them from .NET clients
  • Apply design principles to service contracts and extend WCF services using custom runtime components and behaviors
  • Secure WCF services using transport and message security
  • Use Windows Azure Service Bus for relayed messaging and brokered messaging using queues and topics
  • Host services on-premises servers and on various Windows Azure environments, including web roles, worker roles, and web sites
  • Deploy services to both on-premise servers and Windows Azure
  • Store and access data in Windows Azure storage and configure storage access rights
  • Monitor and log services, both on-premise and in Windows Azure
  • Implement federated authentication using ACS with ASP.NET Web API services
  • Create scalable, load-balanced services

Target Audience

Novice and experienced .NET developers with a minimum of six months programming experience and want to learn how to develop services and deploy them to hybrid environments.

Prerequisites

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

Expected Duration

5 day

Course Objectives

1. Service and Cloud Technologies

  • Key components of distributed applications
  • Data and data access technologies
  • Service technologies
  • Cloud computing
  • Exploring Blue Yonder Airlines’ travel companion application

2. Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity Framework

  • ADO.NET
  • Creating an entity data model
  • Querying data
  • Manipulating data

3. Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services

  • What are HTTP services?
  • Creating an ASP.NET Web API service
  • Handling HTTP requests and responses
  • Hosting and consuming ASP.NET Web API services

4. Extending and Securing ASP.NET Web API Services

  • ASP.NET Web API request pipeline
  • ASP.NET Web API response pipeline
  • Creating OData services
  • Implementing security in ASP.NET Web API services
  • Injecting dependencies into controllers

5. Creating WCF Services

  • Advantages of creating services with WCF
  • Creating and implementing a contract
  • Configuring and hosting WCF services
  • Consuming WCF services

6. Hosting Services

  • Hosting Services On-Premise
  • Hosting Services in Windows Azure

7. Windows Azure Service Bus

  • Windows Azure Service Bus Relays
  • Windows Azure Service Bus Queues and Topics

8. Deploying Services

  • Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2012
  • Creating and Deploying Web Application Packages
  • Command-Line Tools for Web Deploy
  • Deploy Web and Service Applications to Windows Azure
  • Continuous Delivery with TFS and Git
  • Best Practices for Production Deployment

9. Windows Azure Storage

  • Introduction to Windows Azure Storage
  • Windows Azure Blot Storage, Table Storage, and Queue Storage
  • Restricting Access to Windows Azure Storage

10. Monitoring and Diagnostics

  • Performing diagnostics using tracing
  • Configuring service diagnostics
  • Monitoring services using Windows Azure diagnostics
  • Collecting Windows Azure metrics

11. Identity Management and Access Control

  • Claim-based identity concepts
  • Using the Windows Azure Access Control Service
  • Configuring services to use federated identities
  • Handling federated identities in the client side

12. Scaling Services

  • Scalability
  • Load balancing
  • Scaling on-premise services with distributed cache
  • Windows Azure caching
  • Caveats of scaling services
  • Scaling globally

Labs

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