Microsoft Updates Azure Toolkits for Windows Phone, iOS
Microsoft has released version 1.3.0 of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone and version 1.2.1 of the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS.
It has also rolled out the new Windows Azure Toolkit for Android.
These tools use Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform to expedite how developers extend their applications across different computing platforms. Developers can use cloud services as a common back-end while maximizing the performance of each mobile device.
New features in Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 1.3.0 include:
- support for SQL Azure both as a membership provider and as a data source via an OData service,
- Web applications upgrade to ASP.NET MVC 3, and
- support for the Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 release candidate and Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 1.4.
Updates to Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS include bug fixes and project restructuring.
The new Windows Azure Toolkit for Android was designed to help developers work with Azure from native Android applications developed using Eclipse and the Android software development kit (SDK). It includes native libraries that support storage and authN/Z authentication. It also includes a sample application and unit tests.
Windows Azure Toolkit for Android is available now through the GitHub Web-based hosting service for software development projects. Further information about the toolkit can be found on GitHub.
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