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Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5 Expert Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Working with Mobile Services in Windows Azure

With the growing number of mobile developments around the world, there is a constant need for a server system to closely interact with the mobile environment. The server needs to handle scalability and allow advanced features such as Push Technology and Scheduling to the server. Windows Azure Mobile Services are a solution to this problem. Windows Azure Mobile Services provide some benefits that include the following:

  • Stores data in a SQL Server database
  • Secures and supports multiple authentication modes (Live authentication and Facebook authentication)
  • Provides the Push messaging service
  • Provides the ability to schedule recurring jobs

From an application developer's point of view, Mobile services provide ...

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