A colleague of mine just shared a number of great examples with a customer around using cloud services in Windows 8 Apps, and I thought the list was outstanding. It also highlights how amazingly comprehensive the support in Azure is for Windows 8 scenarios.

Enjoy!

 

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Geolocation sample end to end using Windows Azure Mobile Services

This sample provides an end to end location scenario with a Windows Store app using Bing Maps and a Windows Azure Mobile Services backend. It shows how to add places to the Map, store place coordinates in a Mobile Services table, and how to query for places near your location.

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Enqueue and Dequeue messages with Windows Azure Mobile Services and Services Bus

My Store - This sample demonstrates how you can enqueue and dequeue messages from your Windows Store apps into a Windows Azure Service Bus Queue via Windows Azure Mobile Services. This code sample builds out an ordering scenario with both a Sales and Storeroom and app.

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Capture, Store and Email app Feedback using Windows Azure Mobile Services

This sample shows how you can implement a Feedback charm option in your Windows Store application and submit the feedback to be both stored Windows Azure Mobile Services and emailed directly to you.

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Upload File to Windows Azure Blob Storage using Windows Azure Mobile Services

This demonstrates how to store your files such as images, videos, docs or any binary data off device in the cloud using Windows Azure Blob Storage. In this example we focus on capturing and uploading images, with the same approach you can upload any binary data to Blob Storage.

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Create a Game Leaderboard using Windows Azure Mobile Services

The My Trivia sample demonstrates how you can easily add, update and view a leaderboard from your Windows Store applications using Windows Azure Mobile Services.

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Event Buddy Sample - Storage, Auth and Push Notifications with Mobile Services

In this sample you will start with a disconnected Windows Store app that manages events & sessions. You will connect it to Windows Azure Mobile Service to provide structured storage, auth using Twitter or Facebook and push notifications.

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Get Started with Data in Windows Azure Mobile Services Tutorial Sample

This sample supports the Get started with data in Mobile Services tutorial, which shows you how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services to leverage data in a Windows Store app. 

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Visual Studio Toolbox – Using Mobile Services in a Windows 8 App

In episode 56 of Visual Studio Toolbox Robert Green demonstrates a sample Windows 8 app that uses Azure Mobile Services. This sample is the corresponding app which manages customers and their projects.  The code shows you how you connect to the mobile service and how to perform CRUD operations on data.

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Authenticate Microsoft Account, Facebook, Twitter and Google w/ Mobile Services

This sample demonstrates how you can easily wire up your Windows Store application to require your users to Authenticate against well know social identity such as Microsoft Account, Facebook, Twitter and Google using Windows Azure Mobile Services.

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Tile, Toast and Badge Push Notifications using Windows Azure Mobile Services

This sample demonstrates how you can easily register a channel in Windows Azure Mobile Services and then send different types of push notifications such as tile, toast and badge notifications from a server side script to your client application.

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Raw Notifications using Windows Azure Mobile Services

This sample demonstrates how you can easily send Raw push notifications to your Windows Store apps using Windows Azure Mobile Services.

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Send Push Notifications at Periodic Interval with the Mobile Services Scheduler

This sample demonstrates how you can offload work from your Windows Store app to be processed on a scheduled basis using Windows Azure Mobile Services. It shows how to create a Scheduled Script that polls a feed and send a Push Notification to update the tile with latest news.

Amir, here are a number of videos that you and your team can view to get up to speed on as well.

 

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Introduction to Windows Azure Mobile Services

Creating your first app using the Windows Azure Mobile Services Quick Start

Connecting your Windows Store app to Windows Azure Mobile Services

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Validate and Modify Data with Server Scripts in Windows Azure Mobile Services

Getting Started with Authentication in Windows Azure Mobile Services

Authenticate and Authorize users with Server Scripts in Windows Azure Mobile Services

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Add Push Notifications to your apps with Windows Azure Mobile Services


Getting Started with the Windows Azure Mobile Services Scheduler


iOS Support in Windows Azure Mobile Services