Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it incredibly easy to connect a scalable cloud backend to your client and mobile applications. It allows you to easily store structured data in the cloud that can span both devices and users, integrate it with user authentication, as well as send out updates to clients via push notifications. With client support for iOS, Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone, and HTML, you’re covered on all the major mobile platforms.

We’ll take a tour through everything that Windows Azure Mobile Services offers as well as look at some examples of apps that go ‘beyond the Quick Start’.

Brett Samblanet is a Software Design Engineer in Test at Microsoft. He has worked on several projects during his eleven years at the company, including MSBuild, Silverlight, WCF RIA Services, and Windows Azure Mobile Services.

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