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Getting Mobile with the Cloud

When you start building the next great mobile app, do you want to worry about your backend?  Do you want to figure out hosting and support servers, or just work on your killer app?  Windows Azure Mobile Services allows you to do that.  In this session we’ll cover how you can connect your mobile applications to a reliable cloud based backend that gives you super easy data storage, user authentication, push notifications, and more with just a few clicks.  You will leave knowing how to get your backend setup so you can focus on the client experience immediately.

Speaker: Chris Risner
Role: Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure
Bio: Chris Risner is a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. Chris is focused on connecting Windows Azure with mobile apps. He has been working with iOS and Android development for the past several years. Before working in mobile development, Chris worked on many large scale enterprise applications in Java and .NET. Chis is a prodigious learner who loves technology of all flavors and has a vast amount of experience in Smart Clients, Asp.Net MVC, C#, Java, Objective C, Android and iOS. You can find out more about Chris at and


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  • Henry P.

    Saluting Chris!

    Nice show of Azure mobile services tonight.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Dave

    Very good!

    April 4, 2013

  • Chris R.

    Thanks everyone that came out tonight. You can access my slides for the talk here: Please let me know if you have any questions about Mobile Services or Windows Azure. If you're building anything with Mobile Services or Azure, I'd love to hear about it

    2 · April 4, 2013

    • Dave

      Thanks for the helpful presentation/demo, Chris! -And for uploading the slides.

      April 4, 2013

  • Henry P.

    That's the way to dev mobile

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    stuck at work :(

    April 4, 2013

  • Farrin R.

    Traffic is too bad, maybe next time

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there any fee to attend this ?

    March 25, 2013

    • Toddy M.

      No, the event is free.

      1 · March 31, 2013

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    January 23, 2013

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