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  • Blog Post: Try Out the New Mobile Services .NET Backend Totally for Free

    Hopefully, by now everyone is aware that you can try out Mobile Services in Windows Azure free for one month . Past the first month, you can keep your mobile service in free mode (with a free 20MB database for 12 months) while you develop and test your app. With all of this free trial goodness, some...
  • Blog Post: Using the OData Async Extension Method for LoadAsync

    I posted a few months back about Phani’s OData async extension methods that convert the begin/end async pattern of the WCF Data Services client library into methods that support the new (and much easier) async/await pattern introduced in .NET Framework 4.5. I also added some critical missing async extension...
  • Blog Post: Time to get the WCF Data Services 5.6.0 RTM Tools

    Folks who have recently tried to download and install the OData Client Tools for Windows Store apps (the one that I have been using in all my apps, samples, and blog posts to date) have been blocked by a certificate issue that prevents the installation of this client and tools .msi. While a temporary...
  • Blog Post: Extending the OData Async Extensions to DataServiceCollection<T> Methods

    UPDATED 8/5/2013: Turns out that I didn't have my DataServiceCollection<T> methods defined correctly as extension methods (forgot the this keyword on the bindingCollection parameter). As I announced in a previous post , there is an OData client library that supports Windows Store app development...
  • 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...
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