This Toolkit is now deprecated and is now

superseded by Windows Azure Mobile Services

During the early previews of Windows 8, the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 provided developers with the first support for building backend services for Windows Store apps using Windows Azure.  The main areas of feedback we received from mobile developers was that they wanted a turn-key set of services for common functionality such as notifications, auth, and data.   Windows Azure Mobile Services directly reflects this feedback by enabling developers to simply provision, configure, and consume scalable backend services. The downloads for this toolkit will be removed on the week of Feb 1st 2013.  Future improvements will be channeled into Windows Azure Mobile Services rather than this toolkit. 

To get started with Mobile Services, sign up for a Windows Azure account and receive 10 free Mobile Services.


 

 

 

Maximize the potential of your Windows Metro style app with Windows Azure. Building a cloud service to support rich Windows Metro style apps is even easier with the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8. This toolkit has all the tools to make it easy to develop a Windows Azure service and deploy it to your users. In addition to documentation, this toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for a sample Metro style app and a Windows Azure cloud project. This tool is designed to accelerate development so that developers can start enabling Windows 8 features, such as notifications, for their app with minimal time and experience. Use this toolkit to start building and customizing your own service to deliver rich Metro style apps


Windows Azure
Windows Azure is a cloud-computing platform that lets you run applications and store data in the cloud. Instead of having to worry about building out the underlying infrastructure and managing the operating system, you can simply focus on building your application and deploying it to Windows Azure. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute, storage, networking, and content delivery capabilities.

For more information about Windows Azure, visit the Windows Azure website. For developer focused training material, download the Windows Azure Training Kit or view the online Windows Azure Training Course.

Key Technologies

The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 uses the following technologies:

  • ASP.NET MVC 4
  • ASP.NET Web API
  • Windows Azure SDK 1.7
  • Windows Identity Foundation
  • Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)


Content

Learn More:

Videos:

As a brief preview to the toolkit check out this 4 minute video to see how you can get a jump start using Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 to send Push Notifications with Windows Azure and the Windows Push Notification Service (WNS). This demonstration uses the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 that includes full end to end scenario for Toast, Tile and Badge notifications.

To understand WNS, Windows Azure and Push Notifications watch the in-depth Build Conference Video with Darren Louie and Nick Harris

Delivering notifications using the Windows Push Notification Service and Windows Azure

Blogs:

Email:

   watwindows8@microsoft.com

Last edited Jan 21, 2013 at 9:31 PM by nharris, version 31

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