Windows 8.1 Store, Azure Mobile Services & Offline Data

Following up on that post from yesterday, the other thing that I noticed with Mobile Services yesterday was the new support for working online/offline (via a local SQLite store). There’s a “getting started” post on the website about this and I don’t think the client-side support stretches beyond .NET clients just yet. There’s also discussion … Continue reading Windows 8.1 Store, Azure Mobile Services & Offline Data

Windows 8.1 Store Apps, Azure Mobile Services & Notification Hubs

NB: Fairly rough notes of a couple of changes (particularly around Notification Hubs) I came across while working in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC today. Take with a small pinch of salt and always consult http://www.windowsazure.com/mobile for definitive. Ok, I’ll admit that from time to time I get a little behind the times but … Continue reading Windows 8.1 Store Apps, Azure Mobile Services & Notification Hubs

“Point and Click” Cloud Push Notifications with Azure Mobile Services

I spotted an email thread internally where someone was talking about how it’s possible to use Azure Mobile Services to bootstrap cloud-delivered push notifications into your app by just pretty much pointing and clicking inside of Visual Studio. I’ve demo’d this in a number of places and I’ll be demo’ing it again next week at … Continue reading “Point and Click” Cloud Push Notifications with Azure Mobile Services