50466 Windows Azure Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

This course provides material for:
Microsoft Exam code: Exam 70-583

Overview

This class is an introduction to cloud computing and specifically Microsoft's public cloud offering in Windows Azure. Windows Azure has been described by Microsoft as an operating system for the cloud.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand cloud computing in its various forms and how Windows Azure fits in the cloud computing space.
  • Learn why organizations want to run applications in the Azure cloud.
  • Understand the architecture of Azure.
  • Explore the Azure SDK and development environment (Compute and Storage Emulators).
  • See how to develop applications for Azure and how that varies from “normal” .NET application development.
  • Write and deploy an ASP.NET Web application (Web Role) to Azure.
  • Learn how to create and deploy background computational applications (Worker Role) in Azure.
  • Explore Azure Storage capability to include table, queue and blob storage.
  • Examine SQL Azure, the relational database in the cloud.
  • Study how SQL Azure differs from Azure Storage.

Audience

This class is designed for .NET developers with Web application experience that are exploring developing new applications or porting existing applications to Windows Azure.

Syllabus

Cloud Computing

  • Define cloud computing.
  • Learn the benefits of cloud computing.
  • Understand the different types of cloud computing services.
  • Explore where computing clouds might exist.
  • Hear about potential concerns with cloud computing.
  • Learn where cloud computing can and cannot be applied.
  • Place Windows Azure in light of general cloud computing.
  • Know how Windows Azure compares to other cloud environments.
  • Lab : Windows Azure Account Setup (Optional)

Windows Azure Architecture

  • See a simple Windows Azure application.
  • Learn about the Microsoft data centers.
  • Explore the hardware, servers and virtualization (the Fabric) that host cloud applications and data.
  • Understand the role of the Fabric Controller in managing the Windows Azure cloud.
  • Know the general architecture and components of the Windows Azure Platform.
  • Understand the tools used to create and deploy Windows Azure services and data stores.
  • Understand the different types of roles in Windows Azure (Web, worker, VM).
  • Understand the types of storages provided by the Windows Azure Platform (Azure Storage, SQL Azure, etc.)
  • Lab : Introduction to Windows Azure

Windows Azure Web Roles

  • Explore the purpose of Windows Azure Web roles.
  • Understand how to create Web roles in a cloud service project.
  • See how to configure a Web role.
  • Learn how to test Web roles run in the Compute Emulator.
  • Start exploring the Windows Azure API.
  • Examine how to build Web roles with multiple Web sites.
  • Lab : Building a Web Role

Local Storage

  • Examine Windows Azure local storage.
  • See how local storage differs from normal server file systems.
  • Learn how to configure local storage.
  • Understand the limitations of local storage and where/when to use it.
  • Explore the API to access local storage.
  • Learn about Windows Azure Drive (formerly X-Drive).
  • Lab : Using Local Storage

Windows Azure Administration

  • Explore the various Windows Azure subscription administrators.
  • Understand Windows Azure OS Families and Guest OS Versions.
  • See how to Remote Desktop to a Windows Azure virtual machine.
  • Learn how to define a startup task for a role.
  • Lab : Configuring and Using Remote Desktop

Windows Azure Storage and Queues

  • Understand the purpose of Windows Azure Storage.
  • Learn how to create a Windows Azure Storage account.
  • Explore Windows Azure Storage costs.
  • Understand the Storage Emulator, how to use it, and how it is different from Windows Azure Storage.
  • See how to access Windows Azure Storage using both the REST API and the Storage Client Library.
  • Examine Windows Azure Storage Queues.
  • Learn how to get messages in and out of Windows Azure Queues.
  • Lab : Learning Windows Azure Storage and Queues

Blob Storage

  • Understand the rationale for using blob storage.Learn about the different types of blobs: block and page blobs.
  • Examine blob storage containers and how they are used to organize and control access to blobs.
  • Explore how to access blob storage with both the Storage Client and REST API.
  • Lab : Using Blob Storage

Table Storage

  • Explore Windows Azure Storage’s structural data service.
  • Understand the reason for table storage.
  • Examine the differences between table storage and traditional relational databases (as exhibited by SQL Azure).
  • Learn how to access table storage with both the Storage Client and REST API.
  • Understand entities as they relate to table storage.
  • Examine how to save and retrieve entities in table storage.
  • Lab : Using Table Storage

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