Introducing Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications Hands-on Lab

Today, Wade's gang released an update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit containing a new lab entitled, "Introduction to the Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications"."In this lab, you will learn how to publish your application in the Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications. By doing so, you will allow other users to buy a subscription […]

Today, Wade's gang released an update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit containing a new lab entitled, "Introduction to the Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications".

"In this lab, you will learn how to publish your application in the Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications. By doing so, you will allow other users to buy a subscription and use it. You will also learn how to handle those subscriptions from a developer perspective, associate a user account to your application leveraging the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Services to federate with the social identity providers (for example, Windows Live Id) and how your application needs to be updated to manage the subscription lifecycle (subscribe, register, access, use, unsubscribe)," revealed the team.

"In this lab, you will learn the basis of the Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications. This service includes listings of components, services and finished applications which can be incorporated by other developers into their Windows Azure Applications."

"Through the exercises, you will learn how to publish your application in the Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications. By doing so, you will allow others to buy a subscription and use it. You will also learn how to handle those subscriptions from a developer perspective, associate a user account to your application leveraging the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Services to federate with the social identity providers (for example, Windows Live ID) and how your application needs to be updated to manage the subscription lifecycle (subscribe, register, access, use, unsubscribe)," the team added.

In this Hands-On Lab, you will learn how to:

  • Publish your application in Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications.
  • Update your application to integrate with the Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications.
  • Handle the subscription lifecycle for your Marketplace Application.

This Hands-On Lab contains the following exercises:

  1. Exercise 0 - Understanding a SaaS Subscription Scenario
  2. Exercise 1 - Modify your Application to Support Windows Azure Marketplace Subscriptions
  3. Exercise 2 - Register the Application in the Windows Azure Marketplace and Test Subscriptions with the Dev Playground
  4. Exercise 3 - Add Support for Unsubscribe Messages
  5. Exercise 4 - Learn how to publish in Windows Azure Marketplace, Explore the Finished App

More Info: Windows Azure Marketplace for Applications