Announcing Android Support for Mobile Services

I’m extremely excited to announce the release of our official Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services. Android developers now have easy access to structured data storage, authentication, push notifications using Google Cloud Messaging(GCM) and more in the form of a native Java SDK. This SDK joins the Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, and iOS…

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New Windows Azure Mobile Services iOS Samples Available

I’m excited to share the news that we have released a number of new iOS samples for Windows Azure Mobile Services. These samples demonstrate common scenarios that developers will run into when using Mobile Services. All of these samples have been open sourced on GitHub and are available today.   Event Buddy This is an…

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Windows Azure Media Services Now Generally Available

I’m pleased to announce that Windows Azure Media Encoding, Encoding Reserved Unit, and On-Demand Streaming Reserved Unit are now generally available with the support of service level agreements. Media Encoding will remain free of charge until February 18, 2013, when it will be billed based on data processed on a graduated scale starting at $1.99…

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Windows Azure Mobile Services Update

It has been less than four months since we introduced the first public preview for Windows Azure Mobile Services and in this short time we have seen continual improvements to the service offering including: SDKs for Windows Store, Windows Phone 8 and iOS app Auth using Microsoft Account, Facebook, Google and Twitter Push Notification support…

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The Rock, Paper, Azure Challenge is Back!

I’m excited to announce that we have re-launched the Rock, Paper, Azure challenge! For the next 6 weeks Developers will compete in an online game based on rock, paper, scissors, with the opportunity to win prizes and some serious bragging rights. The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is an online game based on rock, paper, scissors…

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TouchDevelop: The Fast Path to Windows 8 and Phone Apps

Are you looking for a little extra cash for the upcoming holidays? Then you might be interested in creating some cool apps to sell in the Windows Store. Or maybe you’re simply curious and want to try your hand at developing for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. In either case, the newly released TouchDevelop Web…

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Windows Azure Mobile Services Updates Keep Coming

Some exciting new Windows Azure Mobile Services features were delivered to production this week. The highlights include: iPhone and iPad connectivity support via a new iOS SDK Integrated Authentication so developers can configure user authentication via Microsoft Account, Facebook, Twitter, and Google. New server-side Mobile Service script modules Access to Structured Storage, Windows Azure Blob,…

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Feature Updates to the Windows Azure Portal

Lots of activity over at the Windows Azure portal this weekend, including some exciting new features and major improvements to existing features. Here are the highlights: Support for Managing Co-administrators Set up account co-administrators to allow others to share service management duties for each Azure subscription Import/Export support for SQL Databases Export existing SQL Azure…

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Announcing the New Windows Azure Web Sites Shared Scaling Tier

Windows Azure Web Sites has added a new pricing tier that will solve the #1 blocker for the web development community. The shared tier now supports custom domain names mapped to shared-instance web sites. This post will outline the plan changes and elaborate on how the new pricing model makes Windows Azure Web Sites an…

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Introducing Windows Azure Mobile Services

Today I’m excited to share that the Windows Azure Mobile Services public preview is now available. This preview provides a turnkey backend cloud solution designed to accelerate connected client app development. These services streamline the development process by enabling you to leverage the cloud for common mobile application scenarios such as structured storage, user authentication…

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