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.
Windows Azure Mobile Services supplies a scalable and secure cloud backend for your Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS and Android apps. Use Mobile Services to structure storage, authenticate users, send push notifications and add custom logic. In this video we'll walk you through how to add a connected backend to your Windows Store App and send push notifications to your users.