Notification Hubs Plus Mobile Services for Sending Windows Phone Notifications from a .NET Backend Service

NOTE: This blog post is now a bit stale. There is now full Notification Hubs integration with Mobile Services .NET backend for both versions of Windows Phone. Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight Windows Phone 8.1 Store or Universal apps Click the above links for the full tutorial. – Glenn On Thursday, the Windows Azure Mobile Services team…

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Wrong Thread Exception Using Task-Based Extension Methods

I’ve been working on a new Windows Store sample that consumes an OData feed of Northwind data (the usual: Customer, Order, Order_Detail entity sets). To best demonstrate how use a new Windows Azure service to send push notifications from an OData service, I needed to be able to support the full set of CRUD behaviors…

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Windows Azure Mobile Services—Now We Are Getting Somewhere

The Windows Azure team just enabled a whole set of new features and functionalities for the still-in-preview Mobile Services offering. You can read ScottGu’s blog post with the full details (there is a lot), but I wanted to specifically highlight two huge features that are (IMHO) really going to drive the adoption of Mobile Services…

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