A Beginner’s Guide to Azure App Services

Azure App Services offers easy-to-use tools that allow developers to create and deploy web and mobile applications quickly, inexpensively, and with no maintenance overhead or downtime. This beginner’s guide will explain what Azure App Services are, the different features available, how to get started with them, and how to begin using them to develop your next application.

Azure – What it is

Azure is a cloud computing platform from Microsoft, with features and services centered around building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides both PaaS and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) capabilities for hosting anything from individual applications to full-scale enterprise solutions. Azure’s multi-tiered approach ensures that your application can operate at any scale you want, start small for now and easily expand later if necessary.

How to Use Azure

There are many ways you can use Azure, but in its most basic form, Azure is a cloud based service that allows developers and IT professionals to host applications. With Azure, you’re able to create, test and run your applications without having any hardware or software upfront. The beauty of Azure is that it’s all pay as you go meaning you only pay for what you use. One of Azure’s core services is Azure web App Services.

Getting Started with Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 makes it easier than ever for developers to build Azure App Services. In Visual Studio, you can quickly deploy your application into Azure and make changes on the fly. You can also manage services through a robust dashboard that tracks app usage and performance over time. If you have experience using Visual Studio but are new to Azure, or if you’re looking for tips on how Visual Studio simplifies creating cloud applications, get started with our beginner’s guide!

Introduction to Azure App Service

Microsoft has released a service called Azure App Service that allows developers to quickly and easily create web applications. Before you learn how to create apps, let’s take a quick look at what Azure App Service is and what it’s not. It is: Microsoft’s cloud offering for building application backend. It isn’t: A replacement for your hosting provider (website or SQL Server) or IIS on your local development machine.

Key Concepts in Azure App Service

The best place to start is by understanding some core concepts behind Azure services, including Web Apps, Mobile Apps, and API Apps. Each of these services can function independently, or they can be integrated with other types of apps. So whether you want to create a mobile app or web app that works seamlessly with your API app and others’ apps, there are many options available. Learn more about how they work here!

Customizing your Web Apps – IIS Settings

You can change your Web Apps app name and description (optional). You can also choose if you want your app to automatically start, start after a time delay, or be started manually by an end user. These are settings that are useful for customization of your Web Apps so you can brand it for yourself or for clients. Changing these values is as simple as clicking on them. Once you have changed these values, click Save at the bottom of your screen.

Deploying your first Web app

This step-by-step guide will walk you through deploying your first web app. You’ll learn how to publish a web app and assign a custom domain name for it, as well as how to connect Web apps with SQL databases and create .NET apps on Azure, all without writing any code. At each step of the way, we’ve provided screenshots so that you can follow along. When you’re done, your new web app will be live in just a few minutes!

Exploring APIs

An API (application programming interface) is a set of protocols and tools for building software applications. In terms of Azure, an API refers to a set of endpoints that you can use to interact with services or data exposed by Microsoft. Some common examples are SQL Database, DocumentDB, Service Bus and Event Hubs.

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