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Developing on Microsoft Azure  70-532

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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. Lesson 1, “Azure Virtual Machines,” introduces the Virtual Machines service and describes the options that you can use for creating a virtual machine. Lesson 2, “Azure Virtual Machine Workloads,” provides details on the types of workloads that you can deploy to a virtual machine. Lesson 3, “Migrating Azure Virtual Machine Instances,” describes the options for migrating virtual machines to and from Azure. Lesson 4, “Highly Available Azure Virtual Machines,” reviews the options and features that must be considered when designing your Virtual Machine instances for high availability scenarios. Lesson 5, “Virtual Machine Configuration Management,” describes the common methods for managing and duplicating the configuration for virtual machines. Lesson 6, “Customizing Azure Virtual Machine Networking,” reviews the options for managing inbound and outbound connection rules for your virtual machine. Lesson 7, “Virtual Machine Scale Sets,” introduces the VMSS service and describes how it can be used to automatically provision virtual machines for autoscale scenarios.
Lessons
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. 


This module provides an overview of the Azure Web Apps service. Lesson 1, “Azure Web Apps,” introduces the Azure App Service platform-as-a-service offering available in Azure and specifically focuses on the Web Apps feature of App service. Lesson 2, “Azure Logic and Function Apps," explores two of the types of apps available in Azure App Service. Lesson 3, “Configuring an App Service App,” discusses the various configuration options available to change the behavior of your app. Lesson 4, “Publishing an App Service App,” describes the process for publishing a web application to an app. Lesson 5, “Supplemental Services,” introduces additional service offerings for web applications in Azure such as the intelligent service offerings and the API Management service that can be used as a proxy to an App Service app.
Lessons
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. 


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. Lesson 1, "Azure SQL Database Overview," describes the Azure SQL Database service and reasons you would consider using it. Lesson 2, "Managing SQL Databases in Azure," describes the familiar and new management tools that are available for use with a SQL database that is hosted in Azure. Lesson 3, "Azure SQL Database Tools," describes the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) templates, panes, and projects that are available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2013. Lesson 4, "Securing and Recovering an Azure SQL Database Instance," describes the recovery scenarios relevant in Azure SQL Database. Lesson 5, “Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL,” introduces the two managed database options for PostgreSQL and MySQL hosting.
Lessons
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 Azure SQL Database.
• Implement a high-availability solution with Azure SQL Database.
• Describe the Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL services. 


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. Lesson 1, “Application Design Practices for Highly Available Applications,” discusses some of the considerations that are needed when you design applications that are hosted in the cloud such that they result in minimal downtime. Lesson 2, “Application Analytics,” demonstrates the Application Insights service. Lesson 3, “Building High Performance Applications using ASP.NET,” describes the changes in the ASP.NET stack in .NET 4.5 that improve the framework’s performance in web applications. Lesson 4, “Common Cloud Application Patterns,” introduces a small set of example patterns from the MSDN cloud patterns reference. Lesson 5, “Caching Application Data,” compares the Microsoft Azure Cache and Microsoft Azure Redis Cache services.
Lessons
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. 


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. Lesson 1, “Azure Storage,” introduces the Azure Storage service and details some of the storage types available to applications using Azure Storage. Lesson 2, “Azure Storage Tables,” details the Table key-value store available as a NoSQL database in Azure Storage. Lesson 3, “Redis Cache,” introduces the Redis Cache key-value based NoSQL store and details how it can be used as a cache database. Lesson 4, “Azure Search,” describes the Azure Search service offering that indexes and provides rich-search capabilities for documents stored in structured and unstructured storage. Lesson 5, “Azure Cosmos DB,” explores the Azure Cosmos DB service as a flexible NoSQL database that supports a large variety of APIs and models.
Lessons
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. 


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. Lesson 1, "Storage Blobs," describes the Blob service and the types of blobs supported. Lesson 2, "Controlling Access to Storage Blobs," provides details on the ways that you can secure and grant temporary access to blobs or containers. Lesson 3, "Configuring Azure Storage Accounts," looks at some of the unique configuration options available for Storage blobs. Lesson 4, "Azure Files," briefly introduces the Azure Files service.
Lessons
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. 


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. Lesson 1, "Azure Storage Queues," introduces the queue mechanism that is available in Azure storage accounts. Lesson 2, "Azure Service Bus," introduces the Service Bus offering in Azure. Lesson 3, "Azure Service Bus Queues," describes the queuing mechanism that is available in Service Bus and how it differs from Azure Storage queues. Lesson 4, "Azure Service Bus Relay," describes the relay mechanism available to connect client devices to WCF services. Lesson 5, "Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs," introduces the Notification Hubs service and infrastructure useful for pushing notifications to mobile devices.
Lessons
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. 


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. Lesson 1, “Resource Manager,” discusses the Resource Manager architecture in Azure and the concepts associated with this method of managing resources and groups. Lesson 2, “Creating Azure Scripts using Azure PowerShell,” describes the modules that are available for managing Azure resources using Azure PowerShell. Lesson 3, “Creating Azure Scripts using Azure CLI,” describes the cross-platform command-line interface used to manage Azure resources. Lesson 4, “Azure REST Interface,” introduces and describes the REST API used to manage all resources in Azure. Lesson 5, “Azure Cloud Shell,” describes the Cloud Shell and how it is used to execute scripts within the Azure Portal and context of an Azure subscription.
Lessons
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 to the API.
• Use the Resource Manager to create resource groups and templates. 


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. Lesson 1, “Continuous Integration,” discusses strategies for integrating source control repositories with running cloud service instances for automatic deployment scenarios. Lesson 2, “DevTest Labs,” introduces the DevTest service which is useful for automating the creation of machine-specific environments and lab scenarios. Lesson 3, “Azure Resource Manager Templates,” discusses the capability to deploy entire workloads in Azure from a JSON template. Lesson 4, “Managed Solution Hosting,” introduces Service Fabric, Azure Container Service and Azure Container Instances as methods used to host solutions using a fully-managed service.
Lessons
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. 


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. Lesson 1, “Azure Active Directory,” introduces the Azure AD service. Lesson 2, “Azure AD Directories,” details how to create a directory in Azure AD. Lesson 3, “Azure AD Offerings,” describes the various offerings available in Azure AD such as B2B, B2C, and multi-factor authentication. Lesson 4, “Azure Key Vault,” introduces the Azure Key Vault service designed to manage secrets for workloads and applications.
Lessons
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.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
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.