Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (20532C)


This course is intended for students who have experience building ASP.NET and C# applications. Students will also have experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and a basic understanding of the services offered. 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 the considerations necessary when building a highly available solution in the cloud. This course also prepares the students for the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam.

The candidates targeted by this training have basic experience in implementing and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with the development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build application solutions.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Compare the services available on the Azure platform.
Configure and deploy web applications.
Creating Azure Web Apps from the gallery.
Deploying and monitoring Azure Web Apps.
Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines.
Create and manage a storage account.
Manage blobs and containers in a storage account.
Create, configure, and connect to a SQL database instance.
Identify the implications of importing a SQL standalone database.
Manage users, groups, and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance.
Create a virtual network.
Implement a point-to-site network.


In addition to their professional experience, students must have experience working with the Azure platform. They will also have a general understanding of C# concepts for the lab scenario. Candidates experience can include:

Compare the services available in the Azure platform
Configure and deploy web applications
Creating Azure Web Apps from the gallery
Deploying and monitoring Azure Web Apps
Creating and configuring Azure Virtual Machines
Create and manage a storage account
Manage blobs and containers in a storage account
Create, configure, and connect to a SQL Databases instance
Identify the implications of importing a SQL standalone database
Manage users, groups, and subscriptions in an Azure Active Directory instance
Create a virtual network
Implement a point-to-site network

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Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft Azure Platform

Microsoft Azure provides a collection of services that you can use as building blocks for your cloud applications.


Azure Services
Azure Portal
Lab: Exploring the Azure Portal

Signing in to the Azure Portal
Customizing the Azure Portal
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe some of the common Azure services.
• Describe features of the Azure Portal.

Module 2: Building Application Infrastructure in Azure

Although many Microsoft Azure services use virtual machines, sometimes your application might have a unique need where it requires a virtual machine that is completely unmanaged. Azure provides networking, backup, and virtualization services as part of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering.


Azure Virtual Machines
Azure Virtual Machine Workloads
Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances
Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines
Virtual Machine Configuration Management
Customizing Azure Virtual Machine Networking
Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Lab: Creating an Azure Virtual Machine for Development and Testing

Creating a Network and Resource Container
Creating a Development Virtual Machine
Configuring the Virtual Machine for Development
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Virtual Machines service in Azure.
• Deploy a Linux or Microsoft workload to a virtual machine.
• Import virtual hard disks to Azure.
• Monitor virtual machine endpoints.

Module 3: Hosting Web Applications on the Azure Platform

This module provides an overview of the Azure Web Apps service.


Azure Web Apps
Azure Logic and Function Apps
Configuring an App Service App
Publishing an Azure App Service App
Supplemental Services
Lab: Creating an ASP.NET Web App by Using Azure Web Apps

Creating an Azure Web App and Function App
Deploying an ASP.NET Web Application to an Azure Web App
Configuring an Azure Web App
Deploy a Console Application to an Azure Function App
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create a Web App instance.
• Publish a simple ASP.NET web application to Web Apps.
• Monitor a Web App instance.
• Use additional Azure services with a Web App instance.
• Use Function and Logic Apps to create an integration workflow.

Module 4: Storing SQL Data in Azure

Dynamic web applications must store the data that is being managed and manipulated by end-users. ASP.NET technologies such as ADO.NET and Entity Framework provide a way for accessing data in SQL Server. In the cloud, the Microsoft Azure platform provides a database as a service offering that allows developers to use SQL in the same way as they would in an on-premises location.


Azure SQL Database Overview
Managing SQL Databases in Azure
Azure SQL Database Tools
Securing and Recovering an Azure SQL Database Instance
Additional Managed Database Services
Lab: Storing Event Data in Azure SQL Databases

Creating an Azure SQL Databases Instance
Using Entity Framework with Local SQL Server
Using Entity Framework with Azure SQL Databases
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the difference between Azure SQL Database editions.
• Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting databases in Azure SQL Database.
• Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting databases in a SQL Server installation on a virtual machine in Azure.
• Describe the tools that you can use to manage the Azure SQL Database.
• Implement a high-availability solution with Azure SQL Database.
• Describe the Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL services.

Module 5: Designing Cloud Applications for Resiliency

As a developer, you should keep in mind certain considerations while designing applications for the cloud. Although there are many platform improvements available in the ASP.NET ecosystem, you need to rethink the way you design your applications and the patterns that are used, with respect to the scalability and reliability metrics present for the cloud applications.


Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications
Application Analytics
Building High-Performance Applications by Using ASP.NET
Common Cloud Application Patterns
Caching Application Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Valet Key, Retry, and Transient Fault Handling Patterns.
• Use Load Balancing in a geographically redundant application.
• Create modular applications with partitioned workloads.
• Build High-Performance ASP.NET Web Applications.

Module 6: Storing Unstructured Data in Azure

Many new application workloads require new databases that offer scale and flexibility far beyond the capabilities of a traditional relational database. In Azure, there is a wide variety of NoSQL database services available for applications to store unstructured data in a flexible, schema-free, and scalable fashion.


Azure Storage Overview
Azure Storage Tables
Azure Redis Cache
Azure Search
Azure Cosmos DB
Lab: Storing Event Registration Data in Azure Storage Tables

Populating the Sign-In Form with Registrant Names
Updating the Events Website to use Azure Cosmos DB
Verify that the Events Web Site is using Azure Cosmos DB for Registrations
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Azure Storage service.
• Use Azure Search or Cosmos to store NoSQL data.
• Use Azure Redis Cache to store cache data.

Module 7: Storing and Consuming Files from Azure Storage

When you want to scale to different cloud instances, storing files to a local disk becomes a difficult process to maintain and eventually an unreliable method of storage. Azure provides a Blob storage mechanism that not only offers high performance but also supports integration to Microsoft Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) for low latency downloads.


Azure Storage Blobs
Controlling Access to Storage Blobs and Containers
Configuring Azure Storage Accounts
Azure Files
Lab: Storing Generated Documents in Azure Storage Blobs

Implement Azure Storage Blob
Populating the Container with Files and Media
Retrieving Files and Media from the Container
Specifying Permissions for the Container
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Blob service in Microsoft Azure Storage.
• Identify the software development kit (SDK) libraries, namespaces, and classes that are available for blobs.

Module 8: Designing a Communication Strategy by Using Queues and Service Bus

With web applications presenting content and worker roles processing the logic, there needs to be a mechanism that facilitates the communication between these different entities. Microsoft Azure provides two queuing mechanisms that you can use for this purpose.


Azure Storage Queues
Azure Service Bus
Azure Service Bus Queues
Azure Service Bus Relay
Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs
Lab: Using Queues and Service Bus to Manage Communication Between Web Applications in Azure

Creating an Azure Service Bus Namespace
Using Azure Storage Queues for Document Generation
Using Service Bus Queues for Document Generation
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe Storage Queues service.
• Describe Service Bus.
• Describe Service Bus Queues service.
• Describe Service Bus Relay.
• Describe Notification Hubs service.

Module 9: Automating Integration with Azure Resources

Although you can manage most of the Azure services by using both of the Azure portals or Microsoft Visual Studio, you can use scripting to completely automate the management of the same resources. This module will look at automating the lifecycle of the services by using client libraries, Windows PowerShell, REST, and the Resource Manager.


Creating Azure Scripts using Azure PowerShell
Creating Azure Scripts using Azure CLI
Azure Resource Manager
Azure REST Interface
Azure Cloud Shell
Lab: Automating the Creation of Azure Assets using PowerShell and Azure CLI

Use Azure CLI to Create and Manage an Azure Web App
Use PowerShell to Create and Manage an Azure Storage Account
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Azure software development kits (SDKs) and client libraries.
• Use Windows PowerShell to automate Azure REST.
• Describe the REST API and the steps to authenticate it to the API.
• Use the Resource Manager to create resource groups and templates.

Module 10: DevOps in Azure

Although you can deploy your cloud applications manually, it is in your best interest to begin automating cloud-based deployments. Automation creates many benefits including the ability to trace past actions, easier repetition of deployment tasks, and reduced possibility of human error.


Continuous Integration
Azure DevTest Labs
Azure Resource Manager Templates
Managed Solution Hosting
Lab: Deploying Templated Environments Using the Cloud Shell

Start the Cloud Shell
Use the Cloud Shell to Deploy an ARTM Template
After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Automate the deployment of their applications to Azure.

Module 11: Securing Azure Web Applications

Just like on-premises applications, applications in the cloud need streamlined security mechanisms that are flexible. Azure Active Directory is an identity provider that can provide identity and access functionality for your custom applications or SaaS applications.


Azure Active Directory
Azure AD Directories
Azure AD Offerings
Azure Key Vault
Lab: Integrating Azure Active Directory with the Events Administration Portal

Describe the Azure AD service.
Explain the features that are available for the directories in Azure AD.
Describe the Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication service.