20487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

 5 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

Note: This course is being retired by Microsoft on December 31, 2021.

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


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Who Should Attend

Primary: .NET developers who want to learn how to develop services and deploy them to hybrid environments. Secondary: .NET developers with Web application development experience who are exploring developing new applications or porting existing applications to Microsoft Azure.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the basic concepts of service development and data access strategies using the .NET platform.
  • Describe the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and its compute, data, and application hosting offerings.
  • Design and develop a data-centric application using Visual Studio 2017 and Entity Framework Core.
  • Design, implement, and consume HTTP services using ASP.NET Core.
  • Extend HTTP services using ASP.NET Core.
  • Host services on-premises and in Microsoft Azure.
  • Deploy services to both on-premises and cloud environments and manage the interface and policy for their services.
  • Choose a data storage solution, cache, distribute, and synchronize data.
  • Monitor, log, and troubleshoot services.
  • Describe claim-based identity concepts and standards, and implement authentication and authorization with Azure Active Directory.
  • Create scalable service applications.


1 - Overview of service and cloud technologies
  • Key Components of Distributed Applications
  • Data and Data Access Technologies
  • Service Technologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Manipulating Data
  • Lab : Exploring the Work Environment
2 - Querying and manipulating data using Entity Framework
  • ADO.NET Overview
  • Creating an Entity Data Model
  • Querying Data
  • Lab : Creating a Data Access Layer using Entity Framework
  • Lab : Manipulating Data
3 - Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Core Web APIs
  • HTTP Services
  • Creating an ASP.NET Core Web API
  • Consuming ASP.NET Core Web APIs
  • Handling HTTP Requests and Responses
  • Automatically Generating HTTP Requests and Responses
  • Lab : Creating an ASP.NET Core Web API
4 - Extending ASP.NET Core HTTP Services
  • The ASP.NET Core Request Pipeline
  • Customizing Controllers and Actions
  • Injecting Dependencies into Controllers
  • Lab : Customizing the ASP.NET Core Pipeline
5 - Hosting Services On-Premises and in Azure
  • Hosting Services on-premises
  • Hosting Services in Azure App Service
  • Packaging Services in Containers
  • Implementing Serverless Services
  • Lab : Host an ASP.NET Core service in a Windows Service
  • Lab : Host an ASP.NET Core Web API in an Azure Web App
  • Lab : Host an ASP.NET Core service in Azure Container Instances
  • Lab : Implement an Azure Function
6 - Deploying and Managing Services
  • Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2017
  • Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio Team Services
  • Deploying Applications to Staging and Production Environments
  • Defining Service Interfaces with Azure API Management
  • Lab : Deploying an ASP.NET Core web service on Linux
  • Lab : Deploying to Staging and Production
  • Lab : Publishing a Web API with Azure API Management
7 - Implementing Data Storage in Azure
  • Choosing a Data Storage Mechanism
  • Accessing Data in Azure Storage
  • Working with Structured Data in Azure
  • Geographically Distributing Data with Azure CDN
  • Scaling with Out-of-Process Cache
  • Lab : Storing Files in Azure Storage
  • Lab : Querying Graph Data with CosmosDB
  • Lab : Caching out-of-process with Azure Redis cache
8 - Diagnostics and Monitoring
  • Logging in ASP.NET Core
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Application Insights
  • Lab : Monitoring ASP.NET Core with ETW and LTTng
  • Lab : Monitoring Azure Web Apps with Application Insights
9 - Securing services on-premises and in Microsoft Azure
  • Explaining Security Terminology
  • Securing Services with ASP.NET Core Identity
  • Securing Services with Azure Active Directory
  • Lab : Using ASP.NET Core Identity
  • Lab : Using Azure Active Directory with ASP.NET Core
10 - Scaling Services
  • Introduction to Scalability
  • Automatic Scaling
  • Azure Application Gateway and Traffic Manager
  • Lab : Load Balancing Azure Web Apps
  • Lab : Load Balancing with Azure Traffic Manager

Prerequisite Courses Recommended

  • 10266 Programming in C# with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • 20483 Programming in C#

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