In the @CloudCoverShow September 23 show, Wade and Steve with Nick Harris--Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure--discuss the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8.
Nick provides background on the Windows Push Notification Service, and shows how to go about building and running a Metro-style app that uses push notifications managed by services running in Windows Azure.
"Maximize the potential of your Windows Metro style app with Windows Azure. Building a cloud service to support rich Windows Metro style apps is even easier with the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8," Microsoft statee.
"Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 has all the tools to make it easy to develop a Windows Azure service and deploy it to your users. In addition to documentation, this toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for a sample Metro style app and a Windows Azure cloud project."
"This tool is designed to accelerate development so that developers can start enabling Windows 8 features, such as notifications, for their app with minimal time and experience. Use this toolkit to start building and customizing your own service to deliver rich Metro style apps," the Redmond company added.
You can download from Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 CodePlex.