One of our startups at MS Ventures was looking to use the command line to manage their Azure account on Mac. If you prefer using Mac OS X Terminal or iTerm and have an Azure account then you should check out the Azure CLI tools for Mac. Install Azure CLI for Mac You can either download the Azure Command Line tools installer for Mac or install the Azure command line tools using nodejs. I have previously written a post covering installing nodejs using NVM. npm install -g azure-cli@0.8.17 Test Azure command works with help: azure -h Download Azure Publish Settings file...


Background When you create an Azure Mobile Service you can download a ToDo sample app to help you get started on a number of platforms including Windows, iOS and Android. There are also cross platform options available with Xamarin or web app development using PhoneGap or HTML/Javascript. Recently I came across a pretty neat Javascript framework called Ember for creating web apps. While you can go ahead and quickly download the Ember Starter Kit to try out some of the introductory snippets listed on the Emberjs homepage, the better option for serious development of Ember apps is to use Ember-CLI....


Azure Mobile Service is now App Service, please follow the updated tutorial for App Services for Unity3d instead. This is a quick Unity3d game developer tutorial showing how to save, update and query high scores stored in the Cloud using a Mobile Service and the BitRave Azure plugin. Watch how to create a Leaderboard in the cloud using the Unity3d BitRave plugin. To save scores in the Leaderboard table you will need to create a Mobile Service. Get the BitRave plugin with Leaderboard scripts on my GitHub fork. Create new Unity project. Copy contents of the BitRave Universal Plugin Assets...


Azure Mobile Service is now App Service, please follow the updated tutorial for App Services for Unity3d instead. This quick-start tutorial is for Unity3d game developers who would like to get a cloud backend that runs across multiple platforms (including the Unity Editor for quick testing). One of the big advantages for game devs using Unity3d is that it supports so many platforms. It’s fair to say more people own more than one device that connects to the internet and a lot of them can run apps and games. While the platforms and ecosystems may differ as a gamer I...


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