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  • Blog Post: We’re Moving To The Microsoft Azure Blog

    We are continually looking for ways to make it easier for you to stay on top of the latest product releases, resources, tools and news around Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure in general.  Today, we’re happy to announce another step in that direction with the consolidation of this team blog...
  • Blog Post: Fresh Updates to Azure Mobile Services .NET

    Today we are rolling out a new set of updates to Azure Mobile Services .NET including: Better SQL Azure database initializers, Using local config settings, and Detecting when the service is unhealthy. Azure Mobile Services provide an easy way for building cloud connected mobile applications across any...
  • Blog Post: Real-time with ASP.NET SignalR and Azure Mobile .NET Backend

    We just released an update for Azure Mobile Services .NET backend which enables you to use ASP.NET SignalR for real-time, bi-directional communications with your mobile applications. SignalR will use WebSockets under the covers when it's available, and fallback to other “techniques” (i.e. HTTP hacks...
  • Blog Post: Bring Your Own Database with the .NET Backend

    Azure Mobile Services helps provision a database for you when you create a new mobile service. But what if you want to connect to your own, existing SQL Azure database with the .NET backend? For example: You have an existing Mobile Service that uses the Node backend and has a lot of data in the...
  • Blog Post: Retrieving data from 1:n relationship using .NET backend Azure Mobile Services

    The .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services makes it easy to expose related tables via Entity Framework. However, related entities are not returned by default - for example, if you retrieve the list of orders from your orderController, it will not return the order items unless you explicitly ask for it...
  • Blog Post: Tables with Integer Keys and the .NET Backend

    A question I've seen asked a few times on our internal email lists "how to expose tables that have integer keys in the database through the .NET Backend?". The key is to use AutoMapper (see Mapping between Database Types and Client Types in the .NET Backend using AutoMapper an introduction). For example...
  • Blog Post: Mapping between Database Types and Client Types in the .NET Backend using AutoMapper

    Most of the samples showing how to use the .NET Backend have a single type that represents both the data stored in the database and the data that is exposed to the service callers. However, sometimes you cannot expose your database data as-is, or you want to provide and accept extra data to callers that...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to an external Database with Node.js backend in Azure Mobile Services

    Azure Mobile Services has recently released the new Hybrid Connections feature that provides an easy and effective way to connect to on-premises resources from your mobile service, available for both Node.js and .NET backends. One of the scenarios enabled by Hybrid Connections is utilizing a database...
  • Blog Post: Fixing errors when publishing different projects to a .NET backend

    Quick post today. A few people in our team (and one in the forums) have hit an issue for which the current error logging doesn’t help too much, so write about this issue here. The problem is that when you try to publish a project to a mobile service where another project had been published before – even...
  • Blog Post: Logging with the .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services

    On the node.js version of mobile services, logging was done mostly via the node’s console object. In any of the server scripts you could call console.[log|warn|error] and when that script was executed you could go to the “logs” tab in the portal to see them. In the .NET backend you still have the same...
  • Blog Post: Autofac and Azure Mobile Services .NET Backend

    When creating an Azure Mobile Service .NET backend we automatically set up Autofac to deal with all things dependency injection. If you are new to Azure Mobile Services then here are tutorials and more . If you are not familiar with Autofac then they have a great wiki with lots of information . If you...
  • Blog Post: Push Notifications Using Notification Hub and .NET Backend

    When creating a Azure Mobile Service, a Notification Hub is automatically created as well enabling large scale push notifications to devices across any mobile platform (Android, iOS, Windows Store apps, and Windows Phone). For a background on Notification Hubs, see this overview as well as these tutorials...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Services .NET Backend Updates -- Mar 29 2014

    We are pushing ahead hard with new features for the Mobile Services .NET backend – here are some of the updates that are now available in the latest NuGet packages as well as in the Quick Starts: Updated to Web API 2.1, Azure Storage 3.3, and JSON.NET 6.0 Support for sending Windows Phone push notifications...
  • Blog Post: Making it Yours: Configuring Mobile Services .NET Backend

    The Azure Mobile Services .NET backend has a lot of flexibility in how you can configure and use it. It allows you to plug in additional components, change existing components, and configure how it works. Here we describe the main configuration and extensibility points as well as the common path. Typically...
  • Blog Post: The .NET Backend Help Page and Test Client

    When developing a .NET backend service for your Mobile Azure Service, it is often useful to be able to try things out by sending HTTP requests and see what comes back – not to mention being able to debug what happens in the service. To facilitate this the .NET Backend comes with the ASP.NET Web API help...
  • Blog Post: Debugging .NET Backend in Visual Studio

    It’s good to be back blogging! We have been busy working on Azure Mobile Services and as you may have seen we have just released a preview of the .NET backend . This means that you can now write your mobile application backend using ASP.NET Web API from Visual Studio using all the nice frameworks your...
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