Live Services Integration

After the cloud augmentation discussion in the last chapter, hopefully you see the clear benefits it brings to Windows 8 Store apps, providing the alive-and-connected feel and centralized data/services for the developer to manage. But are you a little suspect of feasibility and concerned about the user base and costs as you maintain databases/services in the cloud? Sounds like you need a cloud-in-a-box delivered for your developer usage at no cost to you. Enter Microsoft’s Live Services, a suite of services empowering users with open APIs for developer consumption. This chapter will walk you through integrating ...

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