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Up and Running with Azure Mobile Services
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Up and Running with Azure Mobile Services

with David Isbitski

Video: Welcome

(MUSIC). Hi. This is David Isbitski, and welcome to Up and Running with Azure Mobile Services. In this course, I will cover how to set up the free development tools, including both Visual Studio and Node.js. Next, I will give you an understanding of what the Microsoft Azure platform is. And specifically, what Azure Mobile Services can do for you. We'll walk through creating a new service, and then we will connect an existing HTML5 JavaScript based Windows Store game to that service.
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  1. 2m 51s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. What you need to know
      56s
    3. Using the exercise files
      53s
  2. 14m 11s
    1. Setting up the Visual Studio and Azure Mobile Services SDK development tools
      3m 41s
    2. Signing up for an Azure account
      2m 25s
    3. Overview of the Azure Portal
      4m 27s
    4. Setting up Node.js
      3m 38s
  3. 11m 12s
    1. What is Windows Azure?
      5m 29s
    2. Overview of Azure Mobile Services
      4m 12s
    3. Platform and language support
      1m 31s
  4. 19m 12s
    1. Creating a new Azure Mobile Service instance
      3m 25s
    2. Overview of ToDoItem sample apps
      6m 2s
    3. Overview of service scripts
      4m 37s
    4. Overview of our Balloons game app
      2m 1s
    5. Connecting our app to the new service
      3m 7s
  5. 12m 10s
    1. Overview of structured storage
      1m 37s
    2. Creating and managing storage tables
      3m 57s
    3. Connecting our app to the new storage
      6m 36s
  6. 44m 31s
    1. Overview of authentication
      1m 43s
    2. Setting up Facebook authorization
      3m 39s
    3. Creating login capabilities in our app
      15m 33s
    4. Storing our app data in the cloud
      17m 13s
    5. Updating gamer profiles with the Facebook social graph
      6m 23s
  7. 16m 50s
    1. Overview of notifications
      2m 32s
    2. Setting up our app for push notifications
      5m 46s
    3. Sending out push notifications via scheduled tasks
      8m 32s
  8. 8m 40s
    1. Overview of API services
      1m 16s
    2. Setting up a test API service
      1m 36s
    3. Calling the API service from our app
      5m 48s
  9. 5m 44s
    1. Overview of diagnostics and scaling
      1m 26s
    2. Adding custom logging to our service
      1m 15s
    3. Scaling up our Azure mobile service
      3m 3s
  10. 1m 49s
    1. Next steps
      1m 49s

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Up and Running with Azure Mobile Services
2h 17m Intermediate Aug 19, 2013

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Windows Azure Mobile Services accelerate your mobile app development by offering easy-to-use, scalable backend services. Your websites and mobile apps can leverage its structured storage, user authentication, and push notifications in familiar programming languages. In this course, David Isbitski uses Azure Mobile Services to build a new service and connect it to an existing Windows Store game built in HTML and JavaScript. Learn to add gamer profiles with the identity service, pull down basic Facebook profile information for gamers, add high score tables to the database, and create an API that will allow anyone on the web to retrieve and display the current highest score. Dive in now and get started setting up your account, using the developer tools, and diagnosing and scaling your services across the web.

Topics include:
  • Setting up Visual Studio, Node.js, and the Azure Mobile Services SDK
  • Creating a new Azure Mobile Service instance
  • Connecting an app to a new service
  • Creating and managing storage tables
  • Setting up Facebook authorization
  • Storing app data in the cloud
  • Sending out push notifications
  • Setting up an API service
  • Adding custom logging
Subjects:
Developer Mobile Apps Web Cloud Computing Mobile Web Web Development
Software:
Azure
Author:
David Isbitski

Welcome

(MUSIC). Hi. This is David Isbitski, and welcome to Up and Running with Azure Mobile Services. In this course, I will cover how to set up the free development tools, including both Visual Studio and Node.js. Next, I will give you an understanding of what the Microsoft Azure platform is. And specifically, what Azure Mobile Services can do for you. We'll walk through creating a new service, and then we will connect an existing HTML5 JavaScript based Windows Store game to that service.

I'll show you how to add gamer profiles to that game using Azure Mobile Service's identity service. And we'll connect to Facebook, pulling down our gamer's Facebook photo and name. We'll also look at adding high score tables. And we'll add a restful based API to our service that will enable anyone on the web to pull down the highest level achieved across all of our players. So let's get ready to cloud enable our Apps, and get up and running with Azure Mobile Services.

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