Learn how to add a cloud-based backend service to an app in minutes using Windows Azure Mobile Services.
Learn how to perform common scenarios using the .NET client library, including querying for data, inserting, updating, and deleting data, authenticating users, handling errors, and uploading data to blob storage.
Learn how you can use Mobile Services to store and retrieve data from an app.
You can use server scripts to validate and modify data when you are inserting and updating it. This tutorial show you how to define and register server scripts with mobile services and how to modify your app to take advantage of the new behaviors you define through the scripts.
This tutorial shows how you can use paging to manage the amount of data that Mobile Services returns to your app.
Mobile Services provides support for detecting and resolving conflicts that can occur when two or more clients write to the same database record. This tutorial walks you through the steps that allow you to handle database write conflicts on both the server and in your application.
Learn how to authenticate users in your app through a variety of identity providers, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, and then leverage profile data to add features like greeting users by name.
Learn how to use Live Connect to provide single sign-on authentication in your Windows Store app. With single sign-on, users can log in to your app once, rather than logging in every time the app starts.
You can use scripts to authorize particular activities for authenticated users. This tutorial demonstrates how to create and register a script that filters data query results based on a userID, to ensure that users only access data that matches their userID values.
Push notifications let you deliver information to your app's users through tile, badge, and toast notifications. This topic shows you how to use the Windows Notification Service (WNS) with Mobile Services to send push notifications to an app.
Learn how to use a custom API to support periodic notifications in a Windows Store app.
You can use Notification Hubs to efficiently route push notification messages to millions of users simultaneously. This article shows the basics of using Notification Hubs with Mobile Services.
This topic shows how to use Notification Hubs to broadcast breaking news notifications to a Windows Store app.
This tutorial shows you how to use Windows Azure Notification Hubs to send push notifications to a specific app user on a specific device. A Windows Azure Mobile Services backend is used to authenticate clients and to generate notifications.
Learn how to call a custom API from a Windows Store app.
Learn how to use the Mobile Services job scheduler functionality to define server script code that is executed on a schedule that you define.
Learn how to use the New Relic add-on to provide enhanced monitoring of your mobile service.
Your Mobile Services app can use Twilio to incorporate phone call and Short Message Service (SMS) functionality. This tutorial shows how to create custom API scripts that use the Twilio API to make phone calls and send SMS messages.
Learn how to add email functionality to your Mobile Service using the SendGrid email service. This topic demonstrates how to add server side scripts to send email using SendGrid.
Learn how to use Mobile Services to enable your app to upload and store user-generated images in Windows Azure Storage.
Learn how to use features built-in Windows Azure to ensure business continuity in the event of availability problems.
Learn how to use a single mobile service back-end from multiple client apps that target different mobile platforms, including Windows Store and Windows Phone.
This topic shows how to use use the Windows Azure command-line tools to automate the creation and management of Windows Azure Mobile Services. It describes how to install the tools and how to perform common tasks including creating a new mobile service, creating a table, registering a script on a table operation, deleting a table, and deleting an existing mobile service.
Find Mobile Service commands to enable backend capabilities for your apps.
This topic shows you how to set up source control in Mobile Services to store servce scripts in a Git repository.
The Windows Azure Mobile Services SDK includes client libraries that enable both Windows Store and Windows Phone 8 app development using XAML and either C# or Visual Basic. This section provides detailed information about using these client libraries.
This reference provides general information for working with storage service APIs, as well as specific reference information for each available operation.