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Visual Studio 2012

Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
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> Target Audience
In this course, students will learn how to design & develop services that access local & remote data from various data sources. It is intended for both novice & experienced .NET developers who have a minimum of 6 months programming experience, & want to learn how to develop services & deploy them to hybrid environments.
> Course outline
  1. Overview of Service and Cloud Technologies
  2. Querying and Manipulating Data using Entity Framework
  3. Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services
  4. Extending and Securing ASP.NET Web API Services
  5. Creating WCF Services
  6. Designing and Extending WCF Services
  7. Implementing Security in WCF Services
  8. Windows Azure Service Bus
  9. Hosting Services
  10. Deploying Services
  11. Windows Azure Services
  12. Monitoring and Diagnostics
  13. Identity Management and Access Control
  14. Scaling Services

Supplementary InformationOnly F1 Computing, as Microsoft development training specialists, are investing heavily to try to ensure that this course is kept up-to-date and labs work as intended...............We are aware of other learning partners often cancelling their delivery of this course due to the labs not working out of the box with current version of the Azure services...............The materials on this course may be subject to change due to NuGet and Azure toolkit alterations by Microsoft since release of the course. It should be noted that, as we are not permitted to make changes to Microsoft copyright courseware, such changes cannot be added to the existing body of the skillpipe course manual, only a reference to the handout pack will be included...............It should also be noted that that supplementary materials will be used where necessary to complete the course.
Module 1: Overview of 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
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe the overall architecture of distributed applications
  • Describe the data platform technologies supported by Microsoft
  • Describe the different approaches and technologies used for developing services
  • Describe cloud computing concepts and the Windows Azure ecosystem
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Module 2: Querying and Manipulating Data using Entity Framework
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe how to use ADO.NET to query and manipulate data
  • Create entity data models using the different design approaches of Entity Framework
  • Query a database using various Entity Framework techniques
  • Manipulate data by using Entity Framework
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Module 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
  • Lab: Creating the travel reservation ASP.NET Web API service
  • Create an ASP.NET Web API service
  • Consume an ASP.NET Web API service
Skills
  • Describe the HTTP protocol and how it is used with REST
  • Create a basic ASP.NET Web API service by using routing, controllers, and actions
  • Convert HTTP request content to .NET objects and convert return values to responses
  • Host and consume ASP.NET Web API services in various server and client scenarios
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Module 4: Extending and Securing ASP.NET Web API Services
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe how messages flow through the ASP.NET Web API request processing pipeline
  • Describe how messages flow through the ASP.NET Web API response processing pipeline
  • Create ASP.NET Web API OData services.
  • Implement security in ASP.NET Web API services
  • Create a dependency resolver that injects dependencies into ASP.NET Web API controllers
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Module 5: Creating WCF Services
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe why and when to use WCF to create services
  • Implement a service using contracts
  • Host a WCF service with endpoint configuration in code and configuration file
  • Consume a WCF services from .NET clients
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Module 6: Designing and Extending WCF Services
  • 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
Skills
  • Create service contracts that support service design principles
  • Create services that support distributed transactions
  • Describe the architecture of the WCF pipeline and how to control it with behaviors
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Module 7: Implementing Security in WCF Services
  • 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
Skills
  • Configure a service for transport security
  • Configure a service for message security
  • Authenticate and authorize users
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Module 8: Windows Azure Service Bus
  • 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
Skills
  • Connect hybrid environments with Windows Azure Service Bus Relays
  • Use brokered messaging with Windows Azure Service Bus queues
  • Use subscription-based messaging with Windows Azure Service Bus topics
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Module 9: Hosting Services
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe the common on-premises hosting environments
  • Host a service in Windows Azure hosting environments
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Module 10: Deploying Services
  • 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
Skills
  • Deploy services from Visual Studio
  • Deploy services by using web deployment packages
  • Deploy services using command-line tools
  • Deploy services to Windows Azure environments
  • Ensure that Windows Azure deployments are up-to-date with continuous delivery
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Module 11: Windows Azure Services
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe the reasons for using Windows Azure storage
  • Use blobs for storing resources
  • Use tables for storing structured, non-relational data
  • Use queues for sending and receiving messages asynchronously
  • Configure access level and shared access signatures for Windows Azure Storage services
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Module 12: Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • 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
Skills
  • Write diagnostics trace messages
  • Configure and monitor service diagnostic information
  • Monitor IIS-hosted services
  • Monitor Windows Azure applications using Windows Azure diagnostics
  • Debug services with IntelliTrace
  • Collect Windows Azure metrics
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Module 13: Identity Management and Access Control
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe claim-based identity concepts
  • Describe the Access Control Service and its purpose
  • Configure a service to require federated identities
  • Configure a service client with federated identity
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Module 14: Scaling Services
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe the reasons and techniques for scaling services
  • Describe how load balancing can be used with on-premises and Windows Azure environments
  • Integrate a distributed cache mechanism into a service by using Windows Server AppFabric Cache
  • Describe the distributed cache solutions offered by Windows Azure
  • Understand the caveats of scaling out services and how to resolve them
  • Scale Windows Azure solutions outside of the data center
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have experience of:
  • 6 to 12 months programming and creating apps.
  • C# programming, & concepts such as Lambda expressions, LINQ, and anonymous types
  • The concepts of n-tier applications
  • Querying &manipulating data with ADO.NET
  • XML data structures
  • It is strongly recommended that students attend both courses 20483: Programming in C# (5 days) and 20486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications (5 days), or have the equivalent knowledge.
  • It is also recommended that student attend academy course: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/introduction-to-windows-azure
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to query & manipulate data with Entity Framework; use ASP.NET Web API to create HTTP-based services & consume them from .NET & non-.NET clients; extend ASP.NET Web API services using message handlers, model binders, action filters, & media type formatters; create SOAP-based services with the WCF & consume them from .NET clients; apply design principles to service contracts & extend WCF services using custom runtime components & behaviours; secure WCF services using transport & message security; use Windows Azure Service Bus for relayed messaging & brokered messaging using queues & topics; host services on on-premise servers, & on various Windows Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, & Web Sites; deploy services to both on-premises servers & Windows Azure; store & access data in Windows Azure Storage, & configure storage access rights; monitor & log services, both on-premises & in Windows Azure; implement federated authentication by using ACS with ASP.NET Web API services; create scalable, load-balanced services.
> Supplementary Information
Only F1 Computing, as Microsoft development training specialists, are investing heavily to try to ensure that this course is kept up-to-date and labs work as intended...............We are aware of other learning partners often cancelling their delivery of this course due to the labs not working out of the box with current version of the Azure services...............The materials on this course may be subject to change due to NuGet and Azure toolkit alterations by Microsoft since release of the course. It should be noted that, as we are not permitted to make changes to Microsoft copyright courseware, such changes cannot be added to the existing body of the skillpipe course manual, only a reference to the handout pack will be included...............It should also be noted that that supplementary materials will be used where necessary to complete the course.