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Windows Azure 2012, Part 3: Storage and Services

with expert Mike Benkovich


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Release date Release date 12/31/2012
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 33m
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Course description

Windows Azure offers a new way for data storage. This course will explore Azure storage options with Blobs, Tables, Queues, and SQL. You will also get a flyover of the Content Delivery Network (CDN) and SQL Data Sync. Then you take a look at how and where the public cloud enables solutions and where it fits in an IT strategy.

Prerequisites

The students should be familiar with web interfaces, SQL, SQL Management Studio, and Visual Studio.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certification and exam:
MCSD: Web Applications
70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Meet the expert

Mike Benkovich Mike Benkovich delivers technical presentations around the U.S. as a consultant, trainer, and former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. He has worked in a variety of professional roles including architect, project manager, developer, and technical writer. Mike is also an author of two books, published by WROX Press and APress, that show developers how to get the most from their SQL databases. Since appearing in the 1994 Microsoft DevCast, Mike has presented technical information at seminars, conferences, and corporate boardrooms across America.


Course outline



Storage

Storage Overview (17:51)
  • Introduction (00:33)
  • What well cover (00:34)
  • Storage in the Cloud (01:09)
  • Windows Azure Storage (01:22)
  • Storage Options (02:38)
  • Windows Azure Storage (01:55)
  • Connection Strings (00:48)
  • Tools to Explore Storage (01:03)
  • Demo: Create a Storage Account (02:58)
  • Demo: Storage Keys (04:39)
  • Summary (00:09)
Windows Azure Storage Options (16:19)
  • Introduction (00:31)
  • Storage in the Development (01:09)
  • Blobs (00:39)
  • Replication: Behind the Scenes (00:46)
  • Partitions (01:49)
  • How Partitions Scale (00:57)
  • Tables (01:22)
  • Table Partitions (00:40)
  • Queues Reliable Delivery (01:03)
  • Message Lifecycle (02:11)
  • Cloud Scalability Targets (01:33)
  • Demo: Windows Azure Storage (03:19)
  • Summary (00:13)
Windows Azure Database (25:55)
  • Introduction (00:36)
  • SQL Database (00:45)
  • Scale-out with SQL Azure (01:29)
  • Service Provisioning Model (01:42)
  • SQL Azure Compatibility (01:46)
  • Connecting to SQL Azure (01:08)
  • Demo: Connecting to SQL Azure (04:42)
  • Demo: Azure Management (02:03)
  • Demo: Database Server (02:36)
  • Demo: Data in Visual Studio (03:24)
  • Demo: Export Data Settings (01:07)
  • Considerations (03:00)
  • Summary (01:19)
  • Summary (00:12)

Services

Building Block Services (15:36)
  • Introduction (00:22)
  • The Building Blocks (00:31)
  • Compute (01:32)
  • Mobile Service (00:43)
  • Demo: Build A Mobile App (02:46)
  • Demo: Mobile App in VS (05:22)
  • Storage (00:18)
  • CDN (00:30)
  • Demo: CDN (03:11)
  • Summary (00:16)
App Fabric Services (09:48)
  • Introduction (00:30)
  • Identity (00:31)
  • Demo: Identity (04:53)
  • Caching (00:51)
  • Demo: Caching (02:34)
  • Summary (00:26)
Networking (06:14)
  • Introduction (00:24)
  • Networking (00:46)
  • Demo: Machine-to-Machine (01:17)
  • Demo: Virtual Network (01:19)
  • Traffic Manager (00:58)
  • Demo: Traffic Manager (01:12)
  • Summary (00:16)
Other Services (01:55)
  • Introduction (00:17)
  • Media (00:38)
  • Big Data (00:39)
  • Summary (00:19)