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Recently 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 scr... (more)

Resources for NodeMN

Last night I was fortunate enough to speak on running Node.js apps in Windows Azure at NodeMN. The purpose of this post is to provide resources to those who attended the talk or who are otherwise interested or curious about running Node.js apps on Windows Azure. So, without further ado, here you go: Compute Services Web Sites Build and deploy a Node.js web site to Windows Azure Deploy a web site Build a chat app with Socket.IO Deploy with CLI Deploy using WebMatrix Customize a domain name Configure SSL for a Windows Azure Web Site Debugging Node.js applications in Windows Azue Web... (more)

Azure CLI Day 1 – account download

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2957) I showed you how to install the cross platform command line tools to manage your Windows Azure services from your local console. However, before you can start taking control of Windows Azure you need to provide your account information to the command line. In this post I’ll show you how to download this information. 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... (more)

Azure CLI Day 3 – account set

In my previous post http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2978 I showed you how to import 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 set the context of a Azure command line session to use a specific subscription. Note, if you only have a single Windows Azure subscription you don’t need to follow the steps in this post. 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 ... (more)

Azure CLI Day 59 – storage account show

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3606) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to list storage accounts associated with a Windows Azure subscription. In this post I’ll show you how to use these tools to view the details for a specific storage account. 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 com... (more)