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vNEXT Developers - Mobile Services on Azure

Mobile Services – Windows Azure

Do you want to worry about your backend when you start building the next great mobile app? Do you want to figure out hosting and support servers, or just work on your killer app?

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 start building apps immediately.


Chris Risner

Windows Azure Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

Chris is focused on using Windows Azure as a backend for iOS and Android clients. 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

Event Host

Alex Golesh - Microsoft MVP

Specializes in Smart Client: Win8, WP8, XAML & HTML5

Alex Golesh is an international expert in Windows Phone and WPF. He has authored much of the training content, labs and demos provided by Microsoft for Windows 8, WP8, IE10, WP7, Silverlight and XNA. He serves as CTO for Sela Seattle and is currently consulting in various enterprises in the US and worldwide, architecting and developing RIA and Smart Client based solutions. He conducts lectures and workshops for developers and enterprises that want to specialize in RIA and Smart Client development, and he leads the architecture and development process of many Smart Client projects.

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