During today’s keynote at TechEd North America, Microsoft’s Drew Robbins demonstrated how to build an application using the new Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 v.1.2. Now available for download here, this version includes some important new features, including:

  • Support and tooling for the Access Control Service 2.0 (i.e. use identity federation like Live ID, Facebook, Google, Yahoo! and ADFS)
  • Support for Apple Push Notification Services (with the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS)
  • Support for Windows Azure storage queues (simple enqueue and dequeue operations)
  • Updated UI/UX for the management web application
  • Code refactoring, simplification, and bug fixes

Check out these new videos on Channel 9 to help you get started with the toolkit:

Getting Started with the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7

Getting Started with ACS and the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7

You can also find additional information and guidance in the following related blog posts:

Click here to read more about today’s announcements from TechEd North America.  Click here to learn more about Windows Azure Toolkits for Devices.


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