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Azure CLI Day 19 – mobile locations


In my previous posts in this series I showed you how to install the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools, configure the tools for your Windows Azure account, and how to manager your Windows Azure web sites using the tools. In this post we’ll start to look at how to manager your Windows Azure mobile services use the cross platform command line tools.

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.

Before you can create a Windows Azure mobile service using the command line tools, you need to select a location where your service will run. Open an instance of your command line (Terminal, Bash, Command Prompt, etc.) and type the following:

azure mobile locations -h

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As with most of the commands of the CLI tools, this one is pretty simple. It simply returns a list of locations where you can deploy your Windows Azure mobile services to. Now, type the following

azure mobile locations

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As you can see, I can currently run my mobile services in one of the following locations:

  • West US
  • East US
  • North Europe
  • East Asia

You may see different options depending on your subscription. All you need to do at this point is make note of the location you want to use. In my next post I’ll show you how to actually create a mobile service for two different scenarios.

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Hey there! My name is Adam Grocholski, and I'm a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft where I spend time focusing on Windows, Windows Phone, and Windows Azure. I live in the frozen tundra of Minnesota and run thinkfirstcodelater.com. You can also follow me on twitter at @codel8r.