Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Training

Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Training (M20487)

Introduction:

Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Training with Hands-on Labs

In this Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Training course, students will learn how to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various data sources. With Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Training, students will also learn how to develop and deploy services to hybrid environments, including on-premises servers and Windows Azure. This Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Training course helps people prepare for exam 70-487.

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With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

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.

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Duration: 5 days

What You Will Learn:

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 on-premises servers, and on various Windows Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Web Sites
Deploy services to both on-premises servers and Windows Azure
Store and access data in Windows Azure Storage, and configure storage access rights
Monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Windows Azure
Implement federated authentication by using ACS with ASP.NET Web API services
Create scalable, load-balanced service

Course Content:

Module 1: Overview of service and cloud technologies
This module describes the Microsoft data, service, and cloud stacks. It also describes the various components that comprise Windows Azure.

Lessons

Key Components of Distributed Applications
Data and Data Access Technologies
Service Technologies
Cloud Computing
Exploring Blue Yonder Airlines' Travel Companion Application

Lab: Exploring the work environment

Create a Windows Azure SQL Database
Create an Entity Data Model
Create an ASP.NET Web API service
Deploy a web application to Windows Azure

Module 2: Querying and manipulating data using Entity Framework
This module explains how to create Entity Framework models and use them to query and manipulate data.

Lessons

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

Lab: Creating a data access layer using Entity Framework

Explore the data model and integration test projects
Create a data model
Query and manipulate data

Module 3: Creating and consuming ASP.NET Web API services
This module explains how to create HTTP based services using the ASP.NET Web API.

Lessons

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

Lab: Creating the travel reservation ASP.NET Web API service

Create an ASP.NET Web API service
Consume an ASP.NET Web API service

Module 4: Extending and securing ASP.NET Web API services
This module explains how to extend and secure ASP.NET web API services to support real world scenarios.

Lessons

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

Lab: Extending Travel Companion's ASP.NET Web API services

Create a dependency resolver for repositories
Add a new media type for RSS requests
Add OData capabilities to the flight schedule service
Apply validation rules in the booking service
Secure the communication between client and server

Module 5: Creating WCF services
This module explains how to create WCF services, host them, and consume them from other applications.

Lessons

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

Lab: Creating and consuming the WCF booking service

Create the WCF booking service
Configure and host the WCF service
Consume the WCF service from the ASP.NET Web API booking service

Module 6: Designing and extending WCF services
This module explains how to design a WCF service contracts with duplex support, async operations, and one-way operations. It also explains how to create services that use various instancing and concurrency modes. In addition, it describes how to extend a WCF service with custom behaviors and runtime components.

Lessons

Applying design principles to service contracts
Handling distributed transactions
WCF pipeline architecture
Extending the WCF pipeline

Lab: Designing and extending WCF services

Create a custom error handler runtime component
Add support for distributed transactions to the WCF booking service
Use asynchronous WCF client calls

Module 7: Implementing Security in WCF services
This module explains how to implement security in WCF services by using transport and message security. It also describes how to configure and implement authentication and authorization for a service

Lessons

Transport security
Message security
Configuring service authentication and authorization

Lab: Securing a WCF service

Secure the WCF service
Configure the ASP.NET Web API booking service for secured communication

Module 8: Windows Azure Service Bus
This module explains how to use the Windows Azure Service Bus for advanced routing and messaging scenarios.

Lessons

Windows Azure Service Bus Relays
Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
Windows Azure Service Bus Topics

Lab: Windows Azure Service Bus

Use a service bus relay for the WCF booking service
Publish booking updates to clients using Windows Azure Service Bus Topics

Module 9: Hosting services
This module explains how to host services on various Windows Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Web Sites

Lessons

Hosting services on-premises
Hosting services in Windows Azure

Lab: Hosting Services

Host the WCF booking service in IIS
Host the ASP.NET Web API services in a Windows Azure Web role
Host the booking management service in a Windows Azure Web Site

Module 10: Deploying Services
This module explains how to deploy services to both on-premises and cloud environments.

Lessons

Web Deployment with Visual Studio
Creating and deploying Web Application packages
Command-line tools for web deployment packages
Deploying to Windows Azure
Continuous delivery with TFS and GIT
Best practices for production deployment

Lab: Deploying services

Deploying an updated service to Windows Azure
Updating a Windows Azure Web Site with Web Deploy
Exporting and importing an IIS deployment package

Module 11: Windows Azure Storage
This module explains how to store and access data stored in Windows Azure Storage. It also explains how to configure storage access rights for storage containers and content.

Lessons

Introduction to Windows Azure storage
Windows Azure Blob Storage
Windows Azure Table Storage
Windows Azure Queue Storage
Restricting access to Windows Azure Storage

Lab: Windows Azure Storage

Storing content in Windows Azure storage
Accessing Windows Azure storage
Creating shared access signatures for blobs

Module 12: Monitoring and diagnostics
This module explains how to monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Windows Azure

Lessons

Performing diagnostics using tracing
Configuring service diagnostics
Monitoring IIS
Monitoring services using Windows Azure diagnostics
Debugging using IntelliTrace
Collecting Windows Azure metrics

Lab: Monitoring and Diagnostics

Configuring WCF tracing and message logging
Configuring Windows Azure diagnostics

Module 13: Identity management and access control
This module describes claim-based identity concepts and standards, and how to implement federated authentication by using ACS to secure an ASP.NET Web API service. It also explains how to use ACS to secure Windows Azure Service Bus connections.

Lessons

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

Lab: Identity management and access control

Configure Windows Azure ACS
Integrate ACS with the ASP.NET Web API
Examine the authentication procedure in the client application

Module 14: Scaling Services
This module explains how to create scalable services and applications.

Lessons

Introduction to scalability
Load balancing
Scaling on-premises services with distributed cache
Windows Azure caching
Caveats of scaling services
Scaling globally

Lab: Scalability

Use Windows Azure Caching
Support federated security in a scaled environment

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