Microsoft 20487 – Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

In this course you will learn how to access local and remote data from various data sources by developing and designing services.

You will als learn how to deploy and develop services to hybrid environments as well as Windows Azure and on-premises servers.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at .NET developers interested in learning how to develop services and how to deploy them to hybrid environments.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

  • 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

Students need to have:

  • 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
  • Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (M20480)
  • Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications (M20486)
Course outline

Course Outline

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

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

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

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Certification programs
MCSD: Web Applications