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Windows 8 app developer blog

Insights on building Windows Store apps by the Windows 8 engineering team
  • Blog Post: Alive with Activity, Part 3: Push notifications and Windows Azure Mobile Services

    In Part 1 of this series we explored what “aliveness” means to a user and how apps participate in creating that experience. In Part 2 we looked at how to write and debug web services to support periodic updates for live tiles. Here in Part 3 we’ll complete the story by understanding how to deliver tile...
  • Blog Post: Add cloud to your app with Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Great Windows Store apps are connected . They use live tiles, authenticate users with single sign-on and share data between devices and users. To get all these great benefits of being connected, your app needs to use services in the cloud. Building cloud services is hard. Most cloud platforms offer general...
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