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Programming the Windows Runtime by Example: A Comprehensive Guide to WinRT with Examples in C# and XAML by John Garland, Jeremy Likness

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7. Connecting to the Cloud

The Windows Runtime makes it easier than ever to create applications that connect to cloud-based services. The Roaming Storage APIs work with integrated support for Microsoft Accounts and the SkyDrive (note: SkyDrive will be renamed OneDrive) storage service to enable apps to share settings across machine boundaries. The Web Authentication Broker APIs facilitate the secure use of services that support authentication and authorization via the OAuth and OpenID protocols. As you saw in Chapter 6, Tiles and Toasts, WinRT also works with the Windows Notification Service (WNS) to allow applications to support Push Notifications through APIs that allow Windows Store Apps to register to receive externally initiated Live Tile ...

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