Creating a Windows Phone 8 App Using Windows Azure Mobile Services

Windows Azure Mobile Services now supports Windows Phone 8 apps, in addition to Windows Store and iOS apps. Support for Android apps is coming soon. You can find step by step instructions on how to create a Windows Phone 8 app using the service from the tutorial. If you don’t have a Windows Azure account…

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Develop Applications to Integrate with Windows Azure Active Directory (AD)

Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD), currently in Preview release, is a cloud-based, RESTful identity provider service that provides identity management and access control capabilities for your cloud applications. It enables you to easily integrate with on-premises AD deployments and provides full support of third party identity providers. You can manage users across their…

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Windows Azure SQL Database Partition and Federation Code Examples

By default, Windows Azure SQL Database supports up to 150 databases in each SQL Database server, including the master database. You can create up to 149 databases in each SQL Database server. An extension of this limit may be available for your SQL Database server. For more information, contact a customer support representative at the…

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Reboot America Summit – November 8 & 9 in Washington, DC

You’re invited to the Reboot America Summit Where the hottest startups are changing America November 8 and 9, Washington, DC. Register via Eventbrite Reboot America is a national movement to focus America’s leading corporations and emerging startups on innovative solutions to our country’s greatest challenges. Want to find out how corporations and startups are tackling…

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Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Windows Azure Cloud Services

This MSDN article authored by Mark Simms and Michael Thomassy provides thoughtful guidance based on real-world customer scenarios for building scalable applications on Windows Azure and SQL Database, leveraging the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) approach (such applications are built as Windows Azure Cloud Services, using web and worker roles). Another related article I’d recommend is “On Designing…

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OData Client Tools for Windows Phone Apps

OData Client Tools for Windows Phone 8 brings OData V3 support to the Windows Phone platform. This release enables you to consume OData V3 services in your Windows Phone application. More specifically, this exciting release extends the Add Service Reference experience with client-side OData support for developing Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 applications…

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Changing Service Administrator and Co-Administrator

Update May 20, 2016: For latest info on Manage Accounts, Subscriptions, and Administrative Roles, please check https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/changing-service-admin-and-co-admin/ Windows Azure subscription,  Service Administrator and Co-Administrator A Windows Azure subscription grants you access to Windows Azure services and to the Windows Azure Management Portal. The terms of the Windows Azure account, which is acquired through the Microsoft…

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Windows Phone Toolkit Update For Windows Phone 8 and 7.x

Windows Phone Toolkit provides the developer community with new components, functionality, and an efficient way to help shape product development. WPToolkit releases include open source code, samples & docs, plus design-time support for the Windows Phone platform. Download it here. What’s New Refactored project to support Windows Phone 7.1, 8.0 and more with maximum code…

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Free Tool to Check if your Computer Supports SLAT

Update: You can download and check your device with another tool at https://slatstatuscheck.codeplex.com/  If Windows Phone 8 emulator doesn’t work on your computer, chances are that your computer doesn’t support SLAT, which is required by Windows Phone 8 emulator. You can download the free tool from Microsoft and check if it does or doesn’t. For…

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Windows Phone 8 SDK is Available Now

The Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 8.0 provides you with the tools that you need to develop apps and games for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5. Click here to download it. Note: Windows Phone 8 Emulator requires: Windows 8 Pro edition or greater Requires a processor that supports Second Level Address Translation…

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