Accessing optimistic concurrency features in Azure Mobile Services client SDKs

In my last post I talked about the new features in the tables inside Azure Mobile Services. One of those features is the ability to do conditional retrieval and updates of items, which can be used to implement optimistic concurrency in such tables. The scenario is that many clients can perform updates to the items…


Accessing Azure Mobile Services from Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices

If you try to access a Windows Azure Mobile Service using the Android SDK from a device running Android version 2.2 (also known as Froyo), you’ll get an error in all requests. The issue is that that version of Android doesn’t accept the SSL certificate used in Azure Mobile Services, and you end up getting…

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Azure Mobile Services QuickStart for WPF

One of the great features in my opinion of Azure Mobile Services is the “quickstart” app – a ready-to-use, fully-functional application which you can get from the portal in many of the supported platforms, and start running right away. I find it to be a great way to learn about the service and the client…

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Complex types and Azure Mobile Services – Android version

Last week I posted about storing objects which have properties with complex types in Azure Mobile Services. That post was based on the managed SDK, but I’ve seen since then a couple of posts asking about how to do the same for Android. Here’s a short post about this issue. Recap The problem with complex…

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Web-based login on WPF projects for Azure Mobile Services

In almost all supported client platforms for Azure Mobile Services, there are two flavors of the login operation. The first one the client talks to an SDK specific to the login provider (i.e., the Live Connect SDK for Windows Store apps, the Facebook SDK for iOS, and so on) and then uses a token which…

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Complex types and Azure Mobile Services

About a year ago I posted a series of entries in this blog about supporting arbitrary types in Azure Mobile Services. Back then, the managed client SDK was using a custom serializer which only supported a very limited subset of simple types. To be use other types in the CRUD operations, one would need to…

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Exposing authenticated data from Azure Mobile Services via an ASP.NET MVC application

After seeing a couple of posts in this topic, I decided to try to get this scenario working – and having never used the OAuth support in MVC, it was a good opportunity for me to learn a little about it. So here’s a very detailed, step-by-step of what I did (and worked for me),…

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Custom API in Azure Mobile Services – Client SDKs

In the last post I talked about the new custom API support in Azure Mobile Services. In that post I focused on the feature at the server side, but we also released updates to the client SDKs for all platforms to take advantage of that feature. In this post I’ll talk about how to use…

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Custom APIs in Azure Mobile Services

Today Scott Guthrie announced a couple of new features in Azure Mobile Services: custom APIs and Git source control. The Git source control is a preview feature, and I’ll talk about it in a future post, but custom APIs are ready to be used. Scott’s post already talked a little about this feature, but I…

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