This intensive three day course will provide developers with the knowledge and skills required to develop, deploy and manage applications for the Microsoft Azure platform. The course is targeted at experienced .NET developers who wish to create distributed applications using cloud-based capabilities.. The courseware is in English and the trainer speaks English.
The course has been developed by and is taught by Alan Smith, one of the lead contributors to the Azure development community. Alan is a member of the Microsoft Application Server Group advisor team and provides direct feedback to the development teams on emerging Azure technologies, and has held Microsoft's most valuable professional (MVP) award for seven years.
The core windows services, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, Storage, Service Bus and Azure Web Sites will be covered, with guidance on choosing appropriate services for a given scenario. Data storage will be covered in detail, focusing on Tables and Blobs in the Windows Azure Storage Services as well as Windows Azure SQL Databases, and data migration strategies will be discussed.
Application lifecycle management will be covered, including using source control for development teams, and managing continuous integration. Options for packaging, deploying and maintaining Windows Azure applications
- Cloud Computing and Windows Azure Overview
- Microsoft Azure Web Sites
- Microsoft Azure Storage
- Web Roles and Worker Roles
- Microsoft Azure SQL Azure Databases
- Microsoft Azure Service Bus
- Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics
- Microsoft Azure Security and Identity Management
- Building Scalable, Global, and Highly available Applications
- Microsoft Azure Application Lifecycle Management
will be discussed and demonstrated.
As Windows Azure is a continuously evolving platform, the course will be updated regularly to reflect the latest developments.
Experience with Visual Studio development environments and the C# programming language.
Alan Smith is a Microsoft Azure developer, trainer, mentor and evangelist at Active Solution in Stockholm. He has a strong hands-on philosophy and focusses on embracing the power and flexibility of cloud computing to deliver engaging and exciting demos and training courses.
Alan has held the MVP title for 10 years, and is currently MVP of the year for Windows Azure. He is in the organization team for the CloudBurst conference and the Global Azure Bootcamp.