Building Apps with Azure Mobile Svcs, SignalR, MVC, Win 8 and WP8

Getting started converging Windows Azure Mobile Services, Windows 8, Windows Phone, MVC and SignalR.
Course info
Rating
(110)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 13, 2014
Duration
1h 52m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Rating
(110)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 13, 2014
Duration
1h 52m
Description

This course demonstrates how several technologies can be brought together to form the basis of a solution for real-world retail scenarios, including Windows Azure Mobile Services, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Azure Websites, MVC, Entity Framework, jQuery and SignalR.

About the author
About the author

Colin Melia is a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft MVP for Silverlight known as an architect, trainer, speaker and author with deep and broad knowledge of the latest Microsoft technologies, proven problem solving skills, hands-on solution creation ingenuity and the ability to communicate rich and complex ideas.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Store App
Hi this is Colin Melia, and welcome to this module on Windows Azure Mobile Services with a Windows store app. This is part of the course on building apps with Windows Azure mobile services, SignalR, MVC, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and many other technologies and frameworks. the course deals with a specific problem of managing consumer lineups and restaurants or other locations where there may be guests lining up for a service and where guests may arrive, or customers may arrive not knowing ahead of time how long the lineup is or how long they may have to wait to take advantage of the services being offered. We'll deal with it from the perspective of the vendor, specifically that people at the front of the house or front of the venue and also from the perspective of the consumers providing them with a solution that allows them, both parties, to be able better kind of manage that line up and the queue process. Once you've completed this course you will have seen the basics of how to create a solution that includes Windows Azure Mobile Service, a Windows Store app, a Windows Phone app, and an MVC app running on Windows Azure websites. This is actually one of four modules that form part of the course this one focusing on Windows Azure Mobile Service and with a Windows Store app. There are various platforms, services, frameworks, languages, and tools covered by this course. This particular module covers the ones that see highlighted the other items are covered by other modules. This particular module is very much focused on using Visual Studio and the Windows Azure portal so there will not be anymore slides until we get to the end.

JavaScript to Azure Mobile Services via MVC, Web API and EF
Hi this is Colin Melia with the module on JavaScript to Azure Mobile Services via MVC, Web API, and Entity Framework. It's the third module in the course about Building Apps with Azure Mobile Services, SignalR, MVC, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8. In this course we're dealing with a problem of managing consumer guest lineups from the perspective of the vendor and the consumer. An example of this problem might be where customers come in to a restaurant and wait for a table. The solution has been built up over the four modules in this course. And that involves using Windows Azure Mobile Services for the backend, a Windows Store app for the vendor representative, a Windows Phone app for the consumer coming to the store, and an MVC app on Windows Azure websites that becomes available to the general public. In this particular module we're going to focus on the MVC app including Web API and Entity Framework. We'll be using the following, Windows Azure, including Windows Azure Mobile Services, Windows Azure SQL database, that's used by Azure Mobile Services, MVC, Entity Framework, the C# and the JavaScript language, and we'll be doing this in Visual Studio 2012 and using the Windows Azure portal.