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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superseded by Windows Azure Mobile Services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.

Software Requirements

This section describes the software requirements for running this toolkit.

You must have the following components installed to run the project templates and the sample solutions included in this toolkit:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 RC or Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express RC for Windows 8
  • Internet Information Services 7 or higher
  • Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4
  • Windows Azure SDK 1.7
  • Windows Identity Foundation Runtime
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (or higher)
  • Internet Explorer 9 (or any other modern Web browser supporting HTML5)

The Configuration Wizard included with this toolkit is used to check the dependencies, install certificates and install the VSIX files with the project templates. To launch it, go to the root installation folder, and double-click Setup.cmd.

Last edited Jan 21, 2013 at 8:57 PM by nharris, version 7


micha90210 Aug 15, 2012 at 12:53 AM 
When will the kit be compatible with Windows 8 Build 9200?