Join Michael Lehman for an in-depth discussion in this video Authentication, part of Using Windows Azure with Windows Phone 8.
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…The first step in connecting your app to Window azure is authentication.…The first step is creating a storage…credentials object with your account and your key.…Now your key is something that is very very private…and you typically don't want to build it into your app.…But for our development environment here, we…are using the window's azure storage emulator.…So the name of the account and the key.…Are well known values so it's easy to embed…them right in our code.…Because the credentials for the Windows Storage Emulator are fixed, we're…going to go ahead and embed them right in your code.…
But it's obviously a good idea for your production…app to not embed your key directly in the app.…Once you've got a StorageCredentials object, then you create…a CloudStorageAccount object from those credentials and three URLs.…One each for where to find Windows Azure Table…Storage, Windows Azure Queue Storage, and Windows Azure Blob Storage.…For the storage emulator they're all 127.0.0.1 links, which we'll put into…the links file but you'll also see them in the source code.…
- What is Windows Azure?
- Creating Azure tables
- Inserting, updating, and deleting data in tables
- Uploading a blob to Windows Azure storage
- Using shared access signatures
- Implementing mobile services
- Adding push notifications
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of Windows Azure Services
2. Windows Phone Apps and Azure Tables
3. Windows Phone Apps and Azure Blobs
4. Windows Phone Apps and Azure Mobile Services
5. Windows Phone Apps and Azure Push Notifications
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