Developing Windows Azure and Web Services - 20487 Course Outline
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.
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.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Experience with C# programming, and concepts such as lambda expressions, LINQ, and anonymous types
Understanding the concepts of n-tier applications
Experience with querying and manipulating data with ADO.NET
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
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.
Module 1: Overview of service and cloud technologies
This module provides an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET Core and the Azure. The first lesson, “Key Components of Distributed Applications,” discusses characteristics that are common to distributed systems, regardless of the technologies they use. Lesson 2, “Data and Data Access Technologies” describes how data is used in distributed applications. Lesson 3, “Service Technologies,” discusses two of the most common protocols in distributed system and the .NET Core technologies used to develop services based on those protocols. Lesson 4, “Cloud Computing,” describes cloud computing and how it is implemented in Azure.
Key Components of Distributed Applications
Data and Data Access Technologies
Lab : Exploring the Work Environment
Creating an ASP.NET Core project
Create a simple Entity Framework model
Create a web API class
Deploy the web application to Azure
Module 2: Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity Framework
In this module, you will learn about the Entity Framework data model, and about how to create, read, update, and delete data. Entity Framework is a rich object-relational mapper, which provides a convenient and powerful application programming interface (API) to manipulate data. This module focuses on the Code First approach with Entity Framework.
Creating an Entity Data Model
Lab : Creating a Data Access Layer using Entity Framework
Creating a data model
Query the Database
Lab : Manipulating Data
Create repository methods
Test the model using SQL Server and SQLite
Module 3: Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Core Web APIs
ASP.NET Core Web API provides a robust and modern framework for creating Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)-based services. In this module, you will be introduced to the HTTP-based services. You will learn how HTTP works and become familiar with HTTP messages, HTTP methods, status codes, and headers. You will also be introduced to the Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural style and hypermedia. You will learn how to create HTTP-based services by using ASP.NET Core Web API. You will also learn how to consume them from various clients. After Lesson 3, in the lab "Creating an ASP.NET Core Web APIs", you will create a web API and consume it from a client.
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
Create a controller class
Use the API from a browser
Create a client
Module 4: Extending ASP.NET Core HTTP Services
ASP.NET Core Web API provides a complete solution for building HTTP services, but services often have various needs and dependencies. In many cases, you will need to extend or customize the way ASP.NET Core Web API executes your service. Handling needs such as applying error handling and logging integrate with other components of your application and supporting other standards that are available in the HTTP world. Understanding the way ASP.NET Core Web API works is important when you extend ASP.NET Core Web API. The division of responsibilities between components and the order of execution are important when intervening with the way ASP.NET Core Web API executes. Finally, with ASP.NET Core Web API, you can also extend the way you interact with other parts of your system. With the dependency resolver mechanism, you can control how instances of your service are created, giving you complete control on managing dependencies of the services.
The ASP.NET Core Request Pipeline
Customizing Controllers and Actions
Injecting Dependencies into Controllers
Lab : Customizing the ASP.NET Core Pipeline
Use Dependency Injection to Get a Repository Object
Create a Cache Filter
Create a Debugging Middleware
Module 5: Hosting Services On-Premises and in Azure
In this module you will learn how to host your application on-premises and on Azure. You will also learn about Docker containers, and writing serverless applications with Azure functions.
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
Creating a new ASP.NET Core Application
Registering the Windows Service
Lab : Host an ASP.NET Core Web API in an Azure Web App
Create a Web App in the Azure portal
Deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to the Web App
Lab : Host an ASP.NET Core service in Azure Container Instances
Publish the service to a Docker container
Host the service in Azure Container Instances
Lab : Implement an Azure Function
Develop the service locally
Deploy the service to Azure Functions
Module 6: Deploying and Managing Services
In this module, you will learn about Web Deploy and how to deploy web applications by using Web Deploy in Visual Studio. You will also learn how to define continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines and how to use Azure API Management and OpenAPI to provide robust, secure, and reliable APIs to your customers.
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
Publish the ASP.NET Core web service for Linux
Configure Nginx as a reverse proxy
Lab : Deploying to Staging and Production
Deploy the application to production
Create a staging slot
Swap the Environments
Lab : Publishing a Web API with Azure API Management
Creating an Azure API Management instance
Testing and managing the API
Module 7: Implementing Data Storage in Azure
This module explains how to store and access data stored in Azure Storage. It also explains how to configure storage access rights for storage containers and content.
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
Store publicly accessible files in Azure Blobs
Generate and store private files in Azure Blobs
Lab : Querying Graph Data with CosmosDB
Create the CosmosDB graph database
Query the CosmosDB database
Lab : Caching out-of-process with Azure Redis cache
Create the Azure Redis Cache service
Access the cache service from code
Test the application
Module 8: Diagnostics and Monitoring
This module explains how to monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Azure.
Logging in ASP.NET Core
Lab : Monitoring ASP.NET Core with ETW and LTTng
Collect and view ETW events
Collect and view LTTng events
Lab : Monitoring Azure Web Apps with Application Insights
Add the Application Insights SDK
Load test the web service
Analyze the performance results
Module 9: Securing services on-premises and in Microsoft Azure
This module describes claim-based identity concepts and standards, and how to implement authentication and authorization by using Azure Active Directory to secure an ASP.NET Core Web API service.
Explaining Security Terminology
Securing Services with ASP.NET Core Identity
Securing Services with Azure Active Directory
Lab : Using ASP.NET Core Identity
Add ASP.NET Core Identity middleware
Add authorization code
Run a client application to test the server
Lab : Using Azure Active Directory with ASP.NET Core
Authenticate a client application using AAD B2C and MSAL.js
Module 10: Scaling Services
This module explains how to create scalable services and applications and scale them automatically using Web Apps load balancers, Azure Application Gateway and Azure Traffic Manager.
Introduction to Scalability
Azure Application Gateway and Traffic Manager
Lab : Load Balancing Azure Web Apps
Prepare the application for load-balancing
Test the load balancing with instance affinity
Test the load balancing without affinity
Lab : Load Balancing with Azure Traffic Manager
Deploy an Azure Web App to multiple regions
Create an Azure Traffic Manager profile
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