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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.


Module 1: Overview of service and cloud technologiesThis module provides an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Windows Azure cloud.Key Components of Distributed ApplicationsData and Data Access TechnologiesService TechnologiesCloud ComputingExploring the Blue Yonder Airlines’ Travel Companion Application

Module 2: Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity FrameworkThis module Describes the Entity Framework data model, and how to create, read, update, and delete data. ADO.NET OverviewCreating an Entity Data ModelQuerying DataManipulating Data

Module 3: Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Web API ServicesThis module describes HTTP-based services that are developed, hosted, and consumed by using ASP.NET Web API.HTTP ServicesCreating an ASP.NET Web API ServiceHandling HTTP Requests and ResponsesHosting and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services

Module 4: Extending and Securing ASP.NET Web API ServicesThis module describes in detail the ASP.NET Web API architecture and how you can extend and secure ASP.NET Web API services.The ASP.NET Web API PipelineCreating OData ServicesImplementing Security in ASP.NET Web API ServicesInjecting Dependencies into Controllers

Module 5: Creating WCF ServicesThis module introduces Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and describes how to create, host, and consume a WCF service.Advantages of Creating Services with WCFCreating and Implementing a ContractConfiguring and Hosting WCF ServicesConsuming WCF Services

Module 6: Hosting ServicesThis module describes how to host web services both on-premises and in Windows Azure. It explains various components of Windows Azure Cloud Services: Web Role, Worker Role, and Windows Azure Web Sites.Hosting Services On-PremisesHosting Services in Windows Azure

Module 7: Windows Azure Service BusThis module describes web-scale messaging patterns, and the infrastructures provided by Windows Azure Service Bus.What Are Windows Azure Service Bus Relays?Windows Azure Service Bus QueuesWindows Azure Service Bus Topics

Module 8: Deploying ServicesThis module describes different techniques for deploying web applications.Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2012Creating and Deploying Web Application PackagesCommand-Line Tools for Web DeployDeploying Web and Service Applications to Windows AzureContinuous Delivery with TFS and GitBest Practices for Production Deployment

Module 9: Windows Azure StorageThis module Describes Windows Azure Storage, the services it provides, and the best way to use these services.Introduction to Windows Azure StorageWindows Azure Blob StorageWindows Azure Table StorageWindows Azure Queue StorageRestricting Access to Windows Azure Storage

Module 10: Monitoring and DiagnosticsThis module describes how to perform monitoring and diagnostics in Windows Azure services.Performing Diagnostics by Using TracingConfiguring Service DiagnosticsMonitoring Services Using Windows Azure DiagnosticsCollecting Windows Azure Metrics

Module 11: Identity Management and Access ControlThis module describes the basic principles of modern identity handling and demonstrates how to use infrastructures such as Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) to implement authentication and authorization with claims-based identity in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).Claims-based Identity ConceptsUsing the Windows Azure Access Control ServiceConfiguring Services to Use Federated IdentitiesHandling Federated Identities on the Client Side

Module 12: Scaling ServicesThis module describes the ways in which you can ensure services can handle increasing workloads and user demand.Introduction to ScalabilityLoad BalancingScaling On-Premises Services with Distributed CacheWindows Azure CachingCaveats of Scaling ServicesScaling Globally

Module 13: Appendix A: Designing and Extending WCF ServicesThis module covers designing Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service contracts, creating services that support distributed transactions, and extending the WCF pipeline with custom runtime components and custom behaviors.Applying Design Principles to Service ContractsHandling Distributed TransactionsExtending the WCF Pipeline

Module 14: Appendix B: Implementing Security in WCF ServicesThis module deals with the various considerations you have to take into account when designing a secure web service, such as encryption, input validation, authentication, and authorization, and the techniques to use while applying these considerations to services developed with WCF. Introduction to Web Services SecurityTransport SecurityMessage SecurityConfiguring Service Authentication and Authorization

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