Windows Azure Mobile Services

In the last two chapters, we have seen two different approaches to consuming data from SQL Server, one using ASP.NET Web API and the other using WCF. In this chapter we learn to use Windows Azure Mobile Services to leverage data in a Windows 8 app. Windows Azure Mobile Services allows us to quickly connect any mobile client like Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, or HTML5 apps to a cloud-based back end hosted on Windows Azure.

This chapter begins by helping us get started with Windows Azure Mobile Services using the Windows Azure Mobile Service setup. We learn to integrate Live SDK for user authentication ...

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