We’re Moving To The Microsoft Azure Blog

We are continually looking for ways to make it easier for you to stay on top of the latest product releases, resources, tools and news around Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure in general.  Today, we’re happy to announce another step in that direction with the consolidation of this team blog into the Microsoft Azure…

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Exposing MongoDB collections on the node.js backend

When we released the .NET backend, it came with native support for different kinds of storage layer: SQL (via Entity Framework), Azure Table Storage and MongoDB. The node.js backend has always supported SQL Azure, and I’ve seen a couple of posts explaining how to expose Azure Table Storage to mobile services clients. I already wrote…

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Insert/Update data with 1:n relationship using .NET backend Azure Mobile Services

In the earlier post I have shown how you can read 1:n data from a mobile service. In this post I will show how to insert and update that data. Write operations need more control because you need to protect your back-end database. Following the concepts explained in the post: Mapping between Database Types and Client Types in…

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Push Notifications to PhoneGap Apps using Notification Hubs Integration

PhoneGap (a distribution of the Apache Cordova project) is a free and open source framework that makes it easier to create app for key mobile device platforms using standardized web APIs, HTML and JavaScript. The essence of PhoneGap is that you write your app once in HTML and JavaScript, then deploy this web-based code to…


Offline data sync in the Mobile Services iOS SDK

NOTE: this post is out of date. Please follow the tutorial Getting Started With Offline Data Sync.    We’ve just released a preview version of the Azure Mobile Services SDK for iOS with offline support. Like the offline support in the .NET SDK, we’re releasing a preview version of the offline so that we can…

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Fresh Updates to Azure Mobile Services .NET

Today we are rolling out a new set of updates to Azure Mobile Services .NET including: Better SQL Azure database initializers, Using local config settings, and Detecting when the service is unhealthy. Azure Mobile Services provide an easy way for building cloud connected mobile applications across any platform including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Store,…


Real-time with ASP.NET SignalR and Azure Mobile .NET Backend

We just released an update for Azure Mobile Services .NET backend which enables you to use ASP.NET SignalR for real-time, bi-directional communications with your mobile applications. SignalR will use WebSockets under the covers when it’s available, and fallback to other “techniques” (i.e. HTTP hacks 😉 when it isn’t. Regardless of the mode, your application code…


Bring Your Own Database with the .NET Backend

Azure Mobile Services helps provision a database for you when you create a new mobile service. But what if you want to connect to your own, existing SQL Azure database with the .NET backend? For example: You have an existing Mobile Service that uses the Node backend and has a lot of data in the…


Retrieving data from 1:n relationship using .NET backend Azure Mobile Services

The .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services makes it easy to expose related tables via Entity Framework. However, related entities are not returned by default – for example, if you retrieve the list of orders from your orderController, it will not return the order items unless you explicitly ask for it. The way to request related…

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