Hi IC13 Competitors,

Three weeks ago I blogged about a whole bunch of videos and code samples we released to help you Get Started With Windows Azure Mobile Services.  I wanted to provide you an update with some brand spanking NEW step-by-step Code Samples we just released that will help you get started building Windows Store apps using Windows Azure Mobile Services.  These include:

Geolocation sample end to end using Windows Azure Mobile Services  (New)

 

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.

 

Enqueue and Dequeue messages with Windows Azure Mobile Services and Services Bus (New)

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.

 

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

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.

 

 

Upload File to Windows Azure Blob Storage using Windows Azure Mobile Services (New)

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.

 

Create a Game Leaderboard using Windows Azure Mobile Services (New)

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.

 

If you have just returned from vacation and have not yet had the opportunity to check out Windows Azure Mobile Services and my previous post Get Started With Windows Azure Mobile Services then I would encourage you to do so as it will make your challenge much easier!

Happy Coding!

Nick Harris
Imagine Cup Windows Azure Challenge Captain
@cloudnick