Editor’s Note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing
guest series on their official team blog based on monthly themes. This month’s theme is Windows 8.
Today’s article is from Windows Azure MVP David Pallman which is the 21st in the series.

Put Your Windows 8 Apps on Cloud 9

Add Value to Your Windows Store Apps with the Microsoft Cloud

You can bring an added dimension of usefulness to your
Windows Store Apps on by leveraging Microsoft cloud services including SkyDrive and Windows Azure. Your Windows 8 users can benefit in many ways when your app integrates with the cloud, such as these:


  • Use cloud storage or cloud databases as a safe
    place to store or back up app data

  • Collaborate with social networks, online
    service, or enterprise systems via the cloud

  • Take advantage of the many useful services
    available in the cloud, such as relational database storage.

  • Combine the limited compute and storage capacity
    of a user’s device with the nearly-unlimited compute and storage capacity of
    the cloud

  • Perform useful work in the background

  • Send push notifications about something of
    interest to you app user , resulting in notification toasts or live tile
    changes

Let’s take a tour of some different ways in which your app
can take advantage of SkyDrive and Windows Azure on Windows 8….Read Full
Article Here

 

 

 

About the author

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David Pallmann, a Windows Azure MVP, is the GM of App Dev for Neudesic, a national Microsoft SI partner, where he leads Windows Azure technical readiness, IP development, and business development. David has 3 decades of experience in software development. Prior to Neudesic he worked at Microsoft on the WCF product team, and has served in CTO roles at a variety of pubilc and private companies. David has written 4 technical books including The Windows Azure Handbook, Volume 1. He resides in Southern California.  Follow him on Twitter.

 

About MVP Mondays

The MVP Monday Series is created by Melissa Travers. In this series we work to provide readers with a guest post from an MVP every Monday. Melissa is a Community Program Manager, formerly known as MVP Lead, for Messaging and Collaboration (Exchange, Lync, Office 365 and SharePoint) and Microsoft Dynamics in the US. She began her career at Microsoft as an Exchange Support Engineer and has been working with the technical community in some capacity for almost a decade. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, shopping for handbags, watching period and fantasy dramas, and spending time with her children and miniature Dachshund. Melissa lives in North Carolina and works out of the Microsoft Charlotte office.