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Demo code from my “Azure as the backbone” talk @DevTeachConfere

Thanks to everyone who attended my “Azure as the backbone” web-api based talk today @DevTeachConfere in Montreal.

Demo code can be found on my sky-drive here.

See how easy it is to create a web-api based app using the Visual Studio 2012 wizard, deploy it to Azure and then create Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps that uses the service from within Azure.

Going through these examples you’ll see that there was very little code required in order to get these Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 apps connected to the web-api based Azure app.

Please note that the web-api MVC 4 project uses a bunch of NuGet packages, automatically installed by the wizard within my project.

Write me or comment for questions!

Preparing to lecture about “Using Windows Azure as the backbone” @DevTeachConfere

I’m scheduled to lecture at the DevTeach Conference in Montreal (Dec 10-12 2012), about “Using Windows Azure as the backbone for Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps using Visual Studio 2012“.

Windows 8 enables creating rich tablet and desktop apps. Windows Phone enables creating apps that go with the users wherever they go, while also extending desktop apps apps features. The glue between both apps would be the common data and services, offered by the Windows Azure being supported by both platforms. In this session we will create an Azure backbone RESTfull service-set to support both applications, as well as hold the common data. We will see how it all adds to form a complete solution.

See you there!