Cloud-Based Integration Using Azure App Service (BTAV)

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About this Course

This course shows how you can build hybrid integration solutions in the cloud that take advantage of the publish-subscribe nature of Azure Service Bus, the connectivity provided by Hybrid Connections, and the process composition capabilities of Logic Apps and API Apps.

This course concludes with our most intense lab ever, in which you build a complete itinerary-based BizTalk Server application from scratch.

At Course Completion

At course completion, students will be able to:

  • Set up an Azure development environment
  • Build schemas for BizTalk XML Validator and BizTalk JSON Encoder Azure API apps
  • Build maps for the BizTalk Transform Service API App
  • Transform messages using the BizTalk Transform Service API App
  • Interact with Azure Service Bus topics, subscriptions, and queues programmatically
  • Use Azure Service Bus as a durable store for messages and publish-subscribe engine
  • Implement SAS security practices
  • Use resource groups to manage Azure App Service components
  • Build hybrid integration solutions using API Apps
  • Connect to on-premises systems using Hybrid Connections
  • Implement common integration patterns using Azure App Service Logic Apps and API Apps
  • Build custom API Apps


  • C# (required)
  • ASP.NET / MVC / Web API (strongly recommended)

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft IPaaS Offerings

  • History of Microsoft Integration Offerings
  • What is iPaaS?
  • Introduction to Azure App Service

Module 2: Setting Up an Azure Development Environment

  • Components of Hybrid Integrations
  • Setting up a Development Environment
  • Creating a Development Virtual Machine in Azure

Module 3: Using Azure Resource Groups as an Application Lifecycle Container

  • Introduction to Resource Groups
  • Working with Resource Groups

Module 4: Introduction to Logic Apps

  • Logic App Fundamentals
  • Understanding the Logic App Runtime
  • WDL Function Reference

Module 5: Introduction to Microsoft Azure Service Bus

  • What Is Service Bus?
  • Working with Queues

Module 6: Security for Service Bus Resources

  • Service Bus Security Concepts

Module 7: Implementing a Publish/Subscribe Model Using Service Bus

  • Theory of Topics and Subscriptions
  • Interacting with Topics and Subscriptions Programmatically

Module 8: Building EAI Apps using Azure App Service

  • Enterprise Application Integration Concepts
  • Implement VETRO Using Azure App Service

Module 9: Creating Schemas

  • Introduction to Schemas
  • Creating XML Schemas
  • Schemas for Non-XML Messages

Module 10: Mapping Data Using Transforms

  • Introduction to BizTalk Services Transforms
  • Manipulating Data Using Map Operations
  • Advanced Mapping Concepts

Module 11: Architecting Cloud Integration Solutions

  • Reviewing CoreTechnologies
  • Enabling Hybrid Integrations

Module 12: Building Advanced Workflows Using Logic Apps

  • Repeating Over Lists of Items
  • Implementing Request-Response Communication

Module 13: Building Custom API Apps

  • Anatomy of an API App
  • Fundamentals of Web API
  • Hello API App World
  • Implementing Triggers
  • Accessing Runtime Capabilities
  • Debugging API Apps