A good app engages the user with the app is open. An exceptional app is one that continues to engage long after it has been closed._x000D_ Live Tiles, Push Notifications and Background workers can be used to keep a user informed and involved with your applications. In this session we will look at a number of scenarios that these services can enable, as well as how to code it code against it locally and with a service like Azure Mobile Services._x000D_
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Windows Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. Visual Studio 2013 is the best IDE for cloud development and test – and enables powerful scenarios including running Visual Studio in Azure hosted Virtual Machines, and the ability to manage cloud resources right from the IDE. In this video we'll review in detail what Windows Azure offers for MSDN Subscribers, how to take advantage of pre-configured virtual machines, and go through demos such as how to use PowerShell to setup and later clean-up a Windows Azure test environment.