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Introduction to Azure for Developers

The following course is scheduled to run between bi-monthly and up to twice per month in the following locations: Aberdeen, Bath, Bristol, London, Leeds, Southampton and Wokingham.
We can also deliver this course for you at your work address anywhere within the UK.  Price on application for Closed courses.


Price per person @ £1,675 + VAT



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Introduction to Azure for Developers

5 days


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Course Overview:
This course offers students the opportunity to take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and expand its functionality as part of moving it to Azure. This course focuses on developing in Azure using Storage, Cloud Services, Service Bus, Active Directory, WebSites and SQL among other features. This course also focuses on using the provided .NET SDKs, REST APIs, configuration and deployment options related to Azure

Target Audience:
The developers targeted by this training are web application developers who have 6-12 months of web development experience using ASP.NET and C#.  Said developers are interested in deploying their ASP.NET applications to Azure, integrating the applications with the Azure services and using best practices to build a highly scalable application.


  • ASP.NET web application development
  • C# application development
  • Resources used with enterprise web application development
  • Relational databases (SQL)
  • WCF services

Describe the various Azure services, and access these services from the Azure portal; Create and configure virtual machines in Azure; Describe the Azure Websites service and Azure Cloud Services; Create and implement Azure networks; Create and configure cloud storage in Azure; Use databases to store data in Azure; Use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), integrate applications with Azure AD, and manage authentication; Manage an Azure subscription by using Azure PowerShell, Microsoft Visual Studio, and the Azure command-line interface.

Module 1: Overview of Azure

  • Azure Overview
  • Working with the Azure platform
  • Cloud Application Scenarios
  • Lab : Exploring Azure
  • Using the Azure Management Portal
  • Managing a Azure Subscription

Module 2: Creating and Managing Services in Azure

  • What is an Azure Service?
  • Software as a Service
  • Platform as a Service
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Lab : Managing Cloud Services in Azure
  • Creating a Azure Service Using the Management Portal
  • Creating A Azure Service Using Visual Studio 2013
  • Managing Azure Services

Module 3: Managing Infrastructure in Azure

  • Infrastructure in Azure
  • Azure Virtual Machines
  • Lab : Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development & Testing
  • Create a Logical Network using Azure
  • Create a Development Virtual Machine using Azure
  • Configure the Virtual Machine for Development

Module 4: Creating Web Sites using Azure

  • Azure Websites
  • Hosting Web Applications in Azure
  • Configuring an Azure Website
  • Publishing an Azure Website
  • Monitoring an Azure Website
  • Lab : Creating an ASP.NET Web site using Azure Websites
  • Create an Azure Website
  • Deploy an ASP.NET Web Application to an Azure Website
  • Configure an Azure Website

Module 5: Creating Modular Web Applications Using Azure

  • What is a Cloud Service?
  • Cloud Service Web Roles
  • Configuring a Web Role
  • Monitoring a Web Role
  • Lab : Creating Azure Web Roles using Visual Studio 2013
  • Create an Azure Cloud Service project
  • Create an Azure Cloud Service Web Role from an existing project
  • Configuring the properties of an Azure Cloud Service project
  • Debugging an Azure Cloud Service project

Module 6: Processing Background Logic Using Azure

  • Cloud Service Worker Roles
  • Creating a Worker Role
  • Configuring a Worker Role
  • Caching Data Using Roles
  • Lab : Creating a Background Process Using Azure
  • Create a C# Class Library
  • Add the Class Library to a Cloud Service Project
  • Debug Worker Roles in a Cloud Service Project

Module 7: Storing SQL Data in Azure

  • What is Azure SQL?
  • Managing Servers And Databases in Azure SQL
  • Using Azure SQL with Data Tools
  • Migrating Data to Azure SQL
  • Using Azure SQL With Entity Framework
  • Lab : Storing Event Data in Azure SQL
  • Create an Azure SQL instance
  • Using Entity Framework with Azure SQL

Module 8: Storing non-relational data in Azure 

  • What is Azure Storage?
  • Azure Table Storage
  • Using the Azure SDK to Manipulate Data in Table Storage
  • Monitoring Table Storage
  • Using Table Storage in the Storage Emulator
  • Lab : Storing Event Registration Data in Azure Table Storage
  • Implement Azure Table Storage
  • Populating the Table with Data
  • Querying the Data
  • Inspecting the Table

Module 9: Storing Files and Media in Azure

  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Applying Permissions to Blob Storage
  • Using the Azure SDK to manipulate data in Blob Storage
  • Monitoring BLOB Storage
  • Using Blob Storage in the Storage Emulator
  • Lab : Storing Event Multimedia in Azure Blob Storage
  • Implement Azure Blob Storage
  • Populating the Container with Files and Media
  • Retrieving Files and Media from the Container
  • Specifying Permissions for the Container

Module 10: Storing Data in Queues Using Azure

  • Overview of Queues in Azure
  • Azure Queue Storage
  • Using the Azure SDK to manipulate data in Queue Storage
  • Monitoring Queue Storage
  • What is Azure Service Bus?
  • Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Using the Azure SDK to Manipulate Data in Service Bus Queues
  • Lab : Using Queues to Manage Request Between Cloud Service Roles in Azure
  • Creating a Azure Service Bus Namespace
  • Create an Azure Queue Storage instance
  • Retrieving Messages from Azure Queue Storage
  • Create a Service Bus Queue
  • Retrieving Messages from a Service Bus Queue

Module 11: Relaying Web Services Using Azure

  • Service Bus Relay
  • Implementing Service Bus Relay
  • Lab : Connecting to a Cloud Web Application to an on-premise WCF Service
  • Creating a Azure Service Bus Namespace
  • Validate the WCF Service
  • Connecting a WCF Service to a Service Bus Namespace

Module 12: Asynchronously Notifying Applications Using Azure

  • Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs
  • Registering Devices with a Notification Hub
  • Pushing Messages to a Notification Hub
  • Lab : Notifying a Windows Phone 8 Application Using Azure
  • Creating a Azure Service Bus Notification Hub
  • Registering a Client Application to a Service Bus Notification Hub
  • Pushing a Message to a Service Bus Notification Hub

Module 13: Implementing Security in Web Applications using Azure

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure AD Directory
  • Azure AD Access Control Service
  • Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication Provider
  • Lab : Implementing Security in the Events Administration Portal
  • Create an Azure AD Directory
  • Manage the Azure AD Directory
  • Integrate Azure AD with ASP.NET Identity

Module 14: Deploying Web Applications to Azure

  • Deployment Strategies for Azure Web Applications
  • Deploying Web Applications Using Cloud Service Packages
  • Monitoring Cloud Applications
  • Lab : Deploying the Events Web Application to Azure
  • Manage Configuration Settings for a Cloud Service Project
  • Deploy the Web Applications to Azure
  • Monitor the Web Applications in Azure

Module 15: Developing Mobile Services using Azure

  • Azure Mobile Services
  • Communicating with Mobile Services
  • Customizing Mobile Services
  • Securing Mobile Services
  • Lab : Developing a Web Service for Mobile Clients Using Azure Mobile Services
  • Create a Azure Mobile Services Instance
  • (optional) Create a Mobile Service Custom API
  • Consume the Mobile Service using the Windows Phone 8 Application



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