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Vipul Patel walks you through building a working Windows 8 application that is powered by the recently announced Windows Azure Mobile Services. This application demonstrates the ease of building a working application for mobile devices in a very short time, using the tools offered by Microsoft.
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Microsoft has made it easier for mobile applications to connect to the Windows Azure based backend. This article provides an introduction to Windows Azure Mobile Services – the latest offering from Microsoft.
The company has removed a notice about rejecting apps with the word "Metro" in the title.
Microsoft is taking names for the waiting list.
The program now supports four times as many countries and allows payment via PayPal.
The company no longer wants developers to create "Metro" apps; instead, they should create "Windows 8 Style" apps.
Microsoft will give devs access to its new programming tools the same day it makes Windows 8 available.
Developers can begin downloading the OS August 15.
Registration begins in two weeks.
Some say the incident is another example of "brogrammer" culture.
The new app store will support trial periods, in-app billing and third-party payment systems.
Microsoft hopes Apps for Office will "reinvigorate Office as a platform."
The company hopes to deter software pirates by tightening up its developer programs.
Windows Phone 7.8 will offer some Windows Phone 8 features.
Windows Azure supports running applications in a variety of frameworks. Vipul Patel shows you how to run Java applications on Windows Azure.
The new mobile OS will be a lot like the Windows 8 desktop OS.