In this course, students will learn how to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various data sources. Students will also learn how to develop and deploy services to hybrid environments, including on-premises servers and Windows Azure. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-487.
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.
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.
Lab: Exploring the work environment
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.
Lab: Creating a data access layer using Entity Framework
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.
Lab: Creating the travel reservation 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.
Lab: Extending Travel Companion's ASP.NET Web API services
Module 5: Creating WCF services
This module explains how to create WCF services, host them, and consume them from other applications.
Lab: Creating and consuming the WCF 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.
Lab: Designing and extending WCF services
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
Lab: Securing a WCF service
Module 8: Windows Azure Service Bus
This module explains how to use the Windows Azure Service Bus for advanced routing and messaging scenarios.
Lab: Windows Azure Service Bus
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
Lab: Hosting Services
Module 10: Deploying Services
This module explains how to deploy services to both on-premises and cloud environments.
Lab: Deploying services
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.
Lab: Windows Azure Storage
Module 12: Monitoring and diagnostics
This module explains how to monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Windows Azure
Lab: Monitoring and 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.
Lab: Identity management and access control
Module 14: Scaling Services
This module explains how to create scalable services and applications.