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  • Blog Post: Notification Hubs Plus Mobile Services for Sending Windows Phone Notifications from a .NET Backend Service

    On Thursday, the Windows Azure Mobile Services team released a brand new backend implementation that is based on ASP.NET Web API. There is currently support for Windows Store, Windows Phone and iOS clients using the new .NET backend. You can read about this on ScottGu’s blog , Geoff Cross' blog...
  • Blog Post: New Love for WCF Data Services: Push Notifications

    I have just published a new end-to-end sample that demonstrates how to use Windows Azure Notification Hubs to add push notification functionality to the classic Northwind OData service. I also blogged about this as a guest blogger on the Silver Lining blog . Sample: Send Push Notifications from an OData...
  • Blog Post: Wrong Thread Exception Using Task-Based Extension Methods

    I’ve been working on a new Windows Store sample that consumes an OData feed of Northwind data (the usual: Customer, Order, Order_Detail entity sets). To best demonstrate how use a new Windows Azure service to send push notifications from an OData service, I needed to be able to support the full...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Posters for Mobile Services and Mobile Gaming

    There are several cool new “infographic”-style posters out for Windows Azure—I was lucky enough to get to work on two of them. Mobile Services Those of you who made it to the most recent //build/ 2013 conference in San Francisco a few weeks back may have seen the new Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: New Samples and Videos Featured for Mobile Services

    I just wanted to take a few minutes to share some exciting new videos and samples-related activity for Mobile Services—particularly for Windows Store apps. (You can find even more details at http://www.nickharris.net/2013/01/new-windows-azure-mobile-services-getting-started-content/). New WindowsAzure...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Services Custom Parameters in Windows Store apps

    Well, it’s now 2013, and I spent some time over the holidays messing around with using custom parameters in my mobile service… Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it rather easy to both read data from and modify data in a mobile service by using HTTP requests to the CRUD operations: POST, GET, PATCH...
  • Blog Post: Live Connect Single Sign-On from Windows Phone 8 for Mobile Services

    I’m super excited that today Microsoft has released an updated version of the Live SDK for Windows and Windows Phone . This new version supports Windows Phone 8, and includes the new async behaviors, like await , which makes async SO much easier to program on the phone. Now that Live SDK officially...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Services: request new features, //build// demos, and a new poster

    Some interesting things today for fans of Windows Azure Mobile Services, Microsoft’s cloud-based backend solution for mobile device apps… Mobile Services Feedback Site is Open I wanted to let you know that the Windows Azure Mobile Services team has opened up their feedback request...
  • Blog Post: New Mobile Services Data Tutorials for iOS on the Silver Lining blog

    Just a quick post today to call out some excellent posts by my compadre Ralph Squillace on using Mobile Services in iOS apps over on the Silver Lining blog : Windows Azure Mobile Services with iOS and Android Data Input Validation using the Windows Azure Mobile Services iOS client SDK Data Paging using...
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic Version of the Get started with data in Mobile Services Tutorial

    Folks have been asking for a Visual Basic version of the Windows Azure Mobile Services quickstart and tutorial. This is probably because the Windows Azure Management Portal currently does not support the generation of the quickstart project in Visual Basic—it’s only C# and JavaScript at this time. So...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Mobile Services—A Quick Start to Windows Store Apps with Windows Azure

    For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I am very interested in the nexus of data services and mobile device apps, and especially OData Services and Windows Phone and Windows (8) Store apps. In most of the apps that I have written, I have been able to use some existing, public...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Guidance Topics Published

    Just a quick post to let everyone know that we have just published a new set of Windows Azure prescriptive guidance topics for developers: Windows Azure Developer Guidance This release includes two guidance topics I wrote: Guidance for OData in Windows Azure Using Windows Phone with Windows Azure These...
  • Blog Post: Some Resources for OData and Azure

    With the rapidly growing popularity of the Windows Azure Platform and Microsoft’s Cloud Services offerings, I thought it a good idea to put up a quick post about where you can find out about publishing OData services to the Azure cloud, especially since it’s so easy to do with the Windows Azure Tools...
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