Join Michael Lehman for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Using Windows Azure with Windows Store Apps.
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What should you know before taking this course? You should know how to operate Visual Studio and have experience with C-Sharp. You should have a Microsoft developer account. You should have Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 installed. And you have to have some experience building Windows Store apps. If you haven't built a Windows Store app, or you want to see how we got to the starting point we're going to use in this course, you can take my course, Building a Note-Taking App for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store here on lynda.com.
And finally, you need to have the Windows Azure SDK for .Net installed. You install that using Visual Studio, and we'll jump over there now and I'll show you how to begin that process. So to begin, click on New Project here on the start page. Under Templates, Visual C-Sharp and Cloud, select the Get Windows Azure for .NET. If you've already installed this you'll see a list of templates here. But the first time you come through to install it, you'll see this. Go ahead and click okay. It will create a dummy project and then it will show you this page, where you can click on this button to download the Windows Azure SDK for .NET.
As Microsoft often changes the process of doing these installers, we're not going to walk through the full install. But it's a fairly straight forward Microsoft install. So you got the prerequisites and you've got the Windows Azure SDK installed, let's go ahead and take a look at what's inside Window's Azure and then build some apps.
- 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