Azure Mobile Service Creation fails "this name is already in use"


Just a quick blog on this…

Problem

You cannot create an Azure Mobile Service.  You enter a unique name when creating the Mobile Service but get an error:  "this name is already in use" and a red exclamation mark.

 

Reason

Mobile Services are deprecated, that is why you cannot create one. Please see this article: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/transition-of-azure-mobile-services/

 

Solution

You must create a Mobile App instead in https://portal.azure.com. Here is a quick start for you to follow: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/learning-paths/appservice-mobileapps/

and

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/app-service-mobile-windows-store-dotnet-get-started/

 

No the error is not intuitive and we are getting that fixed!


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