Windows Azure + SQL Azure + WCF + Push Notifications = Windows Phone 7 Goodness
By on January 21st, 2011


Dan Waters, Academic Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, has authored a series of tutorials to integrate Windows Phone 7, Windows Azure, SQL Azure, WCF, and Push Notifications into a single package!


Here’s the series of tutorials with code-snippets:

  1. Introduction
  2. Configuring SQL Azure
  3. Polling Stock Quotes with an Azure Worker Role
  4. Using a WCF Web Role to Register Phone Apps for Push Notifications
  5. Bringing It All Together With Windows Phone 7

Here is a more detailed view of the various projects in a code walkthrough video:


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