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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Check for expired Azure Mobile Services authentication tokens

When Microsoft Azure Mobile Services was first released, we only had basic guidance for authentication—basically just how to use the LoginAsync function. One of our customers had an app (let’s call it a “current events” app) that required authentication, and they were having trouble when an event occurred and lots of users would hit the…

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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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