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Overnight the Windows Azure Mobile Services team released official support for Android. Along with the SDK Microsoft has also written a number of tutorials to help you get started. The best place to start if you’ve never used Windows Azure Mobile Services before is the Getting started with Mobile Services tutorial. After you complete the initial walkthrough, there are a number of options you can look at depending on what your specific needs are: Data Get started with data – Learn how you can use Mobile Services to store and retrieve data from an app. Validate and modify data using server scripts – You can use server scripts to validate and modify data when you are inserting and updating it. This tutorial show you how to define and register server scripts with mobile services and how to modify your app to take advantage of the new behaviors you define through the sc... (more)

Azure CLI Day 2 – account import

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2966) I showed you how to download your Windows Azure account information, also known as your publishing settings, using the Windows Azure command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to import these settings into the command line. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows and Linux as well. The first thing you’ll need want to do is o... (more)

Azure CLI Day 20 – mobile create with new database

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3192) I showed you how to get a list of locations where you can deploy Windows Azure Mobile Services using the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to use the command line tools to create a new Windows Azure mobil service. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows and Linux as well. Open an insta... (more)

Azure CLI Day 22 – mobile list

In my previous posts I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to do the following: Create a new Windows Azure mobile service with a new SQL database. (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3200) Create a new Windows Azure mobile service that uses an existing SQL database. (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3209). In this post I’ll show you how to use the cross platform command line tools to list all of your mobile services. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installe... (more)

Azure CLI Day 56 – sql server delete

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3570) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to delete a SQL database. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to delete a SQL server. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mavericks) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows and Linux as well. Open an instance of your command line (Terminal, Bash, Command Prompt, etc.) and type the following: a... (more)