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NOTE: this post is out of date.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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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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Deep dive on the offline support in the managed client SDK

Last week we announced a new feature in the Azure Mobile Service SDK (managed code only for now): support for offline handling of data. While before all table operations required an active internet connection, with this new support the application can store table operations in a local data store, and later when connected push the…

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What’s new in the Azure Mobile Services client SDKs 1.1.5 (and 1.1.4)

Last week we released the version 1.1.5 of all platforms of our client SDKs. Since we did not have a blog post for the changes in 1.1.4, I’m including them here as well: Managed (C# / VB) Added support for Azure Notification Hubs integration (added on 1.1.4): a while back we released a better integration…


What’s new in the Azure Mobile Services client SDKs 1.1.3

The version 1.1.3 for the following platforms have been released: Managed (C# / VB) New authentication provider: WindowsAzureActiveDirectory When logging in with the overload that takes the provider as a string, both “WindowsAzureActiveDirectory” and “AAD” are supported (case-insensitive). Fixed issue 213, which prevented custom APIs from sending query string parameters starting with ‘$’ iOS Added…

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What’s new in Azure Mobile Services SDK 1.1.2

The major highlights for the 1.1.2 release are: iOS SDK: – Now is built to include the arm64 architecture, allowing apps to include the arm64 as a build architecture.  If you haven’t already, you should check Apple’s 64bit transition guide before updating your app. – Applications built with the SDK can no longer target iOS 5.1.  You can continue to use…


What’s new in Azure Mobile Services SDK 1.1.1

These are the major highlights for 1.1.1 SDK: iOS SDK: – Now has built in support for retrieving the system property columns on tables (__updatedAt, __createdAt, and __version). These can be retrieved using the new systemProperties property on the table: MSTable *todoItem = [self.client tableWithName:@”todoItem”]; todoItem.systemProperties = MSSystemPropertyAll;…[item objectForKey:MSSystemColumnCreatedAt]; – We also now support optimistic concurrency, which you will…