Exposing a Stored Procedure in a .NET Backend Mobile Service

By default, Azure Mobile Services uses an Azure SQL Database for data storage. We have a new topic that explores how to call stored procedures in SQL Database from a JavaScript (node.js) backend mobile service: Calling SQL stored procedures with a JavaScript back end. After we published this new topic, it quickly generated a question…

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Cool New Mobile Services Content for PhoneGap and .NET Backend

I wanted to do a quick post to highlight some cool new Azure Mobile Services and Azure Notification Hubs samples and content that we recently published… PhoneGap Push Notification Sample I recently published an updated version of my TodoListNotifications sample for PhoneGap on GitHub. This new version registers with Notification Hubs for push notifications by…

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Time to get the WCF Data Services 5.6.0 RTM Tools

Folks who have recently tried to download and install the OData Client Tools for Windows Store apps (the one that I have been using in all my apps, samples, and blog posts to date) have been blocked by a certificate issue that prevents the installation of this client and tools .msi. While a temporary workaround…

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Sync’ing OData to Local Storage in Windows Phone (Part 1)

or My First T4 Template This is the first blog post in a new series that focuses on my work to develop prescriptive guidance for synchronizing clients with cloud services—more specifically, how to best create and maintain a local cache of OData entities on a Windows Phone client. This post deals specifically with my first…

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EF 4.1 Code First and WCF Data Services Part 2: Service Operation Considerations

Note: The information provided in this post is now maintained in the TechNet Wiki topic: Using Entity Framework 4.1 Code First with WCF Data Services.  In my previous post (Entity Framework 4.1: Code First and WCF Data Services), I demonstrated how to use the strongly-typed DbContext  from a Code First Northwind data model as the…

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Entity Framework 4.1: Code First and WCF Data Services

Note: The information provided in this post is now maintained in the TechNet Wiki topic: Using Entity Framework 4.1 Code First with WCF Data Services.  Now that Entity Framework 4.1 is released, I decided that it was past-time for me to try to implement a data service by using the Code First functionality in Entity…

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MSDN Data Services Developer Center Redesign—Lots of Videos

The WCF Data Service developer center has been redesigned; the purpose of this update is to provide a much more hands-on experience and to make it easier to get started with OData services, and with WCF Data Services in particular. This means, in part, less random content and more videos. Now, the scenario-based content is…

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Getting Entity Data into Your Web Application

A friend said to me the other day “so, now that I have all of my data modeled as entity data using the Entity Framework, how do I get it into my web application?” While I will admit to not being an ASP.NET expert (despite having written some of the EntityDataSource web service control documentation),…

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