New UWP quickstart project, Mobile Services transition begins, and other Azure Mobile news

It’s been a while since I have been able to post about the goings on with Azure Mobile Apps and other related Azure mobile goodies. (I’ve also been working on docs for the new Azure Functions offering, which is now in preview, so there’s that.) Anyway, here’s some of what’s exciting on Azure, at least…

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Adding push notification tags from the client–Node.js backend version

In my previous post, I showed how you can enable an Azure Mobile Apps client to add tags to a push notification registration using the installation ID available on the client. While fairly popular, my original post was only for a .NET backend mobile app, and I got lots of requests to show an equivalent…

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Microsoft acquires Xamarin, plus Node.js backend GA, Cordova client beta, file upload, and more Mobile Apps goodness…

Lots of great stuff has been happening with Azure Mobile Apps and around Microsoft in the past month or so, particularly around new content and samples. Note that Mobile Apps samples are now beginning to show-up in the Azure Samples gallery. Remember to keep an eye on both the Azure blog and App Service updates…….

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Use the Deploy to Azure Button for your Parse Migration

I was thrilled to have participated in assembling the recent guidance to help Parse-hosted app developers move their cloud code and data to Azure, including authoring the very popular post Azure welcomes Parse developers. This guidance was the culmination, starting with the shocking announcement about Facebook’s shutting-down Parse, of a wild weekend working with some…

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Adding push notification tags from an Azure Mobile Apps client

When a mobile app registers for push notifications using an Azure App Service Mobile Apps backend, there are two default tags that can get added to the registration in Azure Notification Hubs: the installation ID, which is unique to the app on a given device, and the user ID, which is only added when the…

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