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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 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 sc... (more)

Windows Azure Mobile Services for Android

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 usin... (more)

Android to Windows 8 | Part 1

Over the past several weeks I’ve been working on some content I’m excited to finally share with you through a series of blog posts. This series will introduce you to Windows 8 development from an Android developer’s perspective. Through the course of the series you’ll create your first app. It won’t be anything pretty, but you’ll learn the ins and outs of the development environment, how to create a simple user interface, and how to perform navigation. Along the way you’ll see some Android Hints that will help make it easier for you to transition your existing skills to the Windo... (more)

Android to Windows Phone 8 Part 2: Creating Your First Windows Phone Project

Over the past several weeks I’ve been working on some content I’m excited to finally share with you through a series of blog posts. This series will introduce you to Windows Phone 8 development from an Android developer’s perspective. Through the course of the series you’ll create your first app. It won’t be anything pretty, but you’ll learn the ins and outs of the development environment, how to create a simple user interface, and how to perform navigation. Along the way you’ll see some Android Hints that will help make it easier for you to transition your existing skills to the... (more)

Windows Phone 7.x Upgrade Labs

Windows Phone 8 offers up some exciting new features and opportunities for developers. The customer base is getting larger with new form factors and low-memory devices. Is your app ready? Are you ready to add the new Windows Phone 8 features to your existing 7.x app? Do you understand the key scenarios to make your app shine on Windows Phone 8 and bring nothing but 5-star reviews? The Windows Phone Evangelism team at Microsoft is hosting a Windows Phone 7.x Upgrade Lab to help you make your app shine on Windows Phone 8. What is a Windows Phone Upgrade Lab? The Windows Phone Upg... (more)