Azure VSIX's not present in the current download on the page?

Aug 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Hi Winston,

We have dropped VSIX support in preference of providing:

  • NuGet packages that people can drop components into both their new and importantly existing applications.  You can see a demo of the push notification flow at the end of my session here -
  • A full end to end samples that demonstrate the same app that the VSIX was generating.  You in the /Samples folder

Kind Regards,

Nick Harris

Aug 31, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Hi Winston,

We just launched Windows Azure Mobile Services which I think might be very interesting to you. It makes adding a backend to a Windows 8 application incredibly easy.

Check out Scott Guthrie's introductory video here:

Also, see how you can easily send push notifications (using all the Win 8 templates) in this easy tutorial:

Let me know if you have any questions.


Sep 10, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Hi Winston,

We'll be adding a CRON capability to Mobile Services soon that will allow you to execute scripts on a scheduled basis that can send tiles (and more).

Watch this space!