Azure Mobile Services vs. Al la Carte Azure

The other day I was chatting with my colleague Nick Pinheiro about possible architectures of mobile solutions with Azure.  As you may or may not know Windows Azure is the Microsoft Cloud.  Azure provides a bevy of services from Website hosting to API creation, data storage, machine learning and much more.  Nick and I are…

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Instagram Subscribe Error “Invalid format for ’callback_url’”

  I was looking to integrate the Instagram Real Time API from my application, however when I sent my request to Instagram to register my subscription I kept getting a response with the error below. After investigating this issue it turns out that Instagram is expecting the data for this request to be sent as…

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Calculating Distance in Miles via SQL Query

I have been working diligently on a new app which has a need to use location to find people in a specified radius.  My data store already had the coordinates for these users in decimal degree radians (I. e. latitude = 25.762098 and longitude = 80.189117)  BTW you can use Bing maps to get these…

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Azure Training

In the last month or so my focus has shifted along with the shifting of the company.  I have been focused heavily on Azure and the clouds services provided.  Windows Azure provides several cloud services from Active Directory, Web Servers, Worker Services, SQL, Azure Storage, Mobile Services, and much much more.  What is even better is many of these services…

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