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Recently the Windows Azure Mobile Services team released official support for Android. Along with the SDK Microsoft has also written a number of tutorials to help you get started. The best place to start if you’ve never used Windows Azure Mobile Services before is the Getting started with Mobile Services tutorial. After you complete the initial walkthrough, there are a number of options you can look at depending on what your specific needs are: Data Get started with data - Learn how you can use Mobile Services to store and retrieve data from an app. Validate and modify data using server scripts - 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 scr... (more)

Azure CLI Day 1 – account download

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2957) I showed you how to install the cross platform command line tools to manage your Windows Azure services from your local console. However, before you can start taking control of Windows Azure you need to provide your account information to the command line. In this post I’ll show you how to download this information. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should... (more)

Windows Azure Mobile Services for Android

Overnight the Windows Azure Mobile Services team released official support for Android. Along with the SDK Microsoft has also written a number of tutorials to help you get started. The best place to start if you’ve never used Windows Azure Mobile Services before is the Getting started with Mobile Services tutorial. After you complete the initial walkthrough, there are a number of options you can look at depending on what your specific needs are: Data Get started with data – Learn how you can use Mobile Services to store and retrieve data from an app. Validate and modify data usi... (more)

Azure CLI Day 15 – site scale mode

In my three previous posts I showed you how to stop (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3115), start (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3124), and restart( http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3131) and Windows Azure web site using the cross platform command line tools. In the next three posts we’ll look at how to scale a Windows Azure web site. In this post we’ll look at changing the scaling mode. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser... (more)

Azure CLI Day 49 – sql firewallrule list

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3479) I showed you how to create a firewall rule for a SQL database server using the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to list the firewall rules for SQL database server. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mavericks) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows and Linux as well. Open an instance of your command line (Terminal, Ba... (more)