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Windows Phone: Push Notifications and Windows Azure, Background Agents, Update Tiles, Animation Without Code

In this video, Wade Wegner shows you how you can create a brand new Windows Phone 7.1 project and enable push notification support using an ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Application running in Windows Azure – in less than two minutes!

Windows Phone Push Notifications and Windows Azure

You only need the following three NuGet packages:

Install-Package Phone.Notifications.BasePage
Install-Package CloudServices.Notifications
Install-Package WindowsPhone.Notifications.ManagementUI.Sample

Windows Phone Background Agents

Creating a background agent to run your notification program every 30 minutes, whether or not your main application is running.

Adding Push Notifications to Windows Phone Apps

In this episode, Wade is joined by former Cloud Cover host, Ryan Dunn. In addition to discussing Ryan’s exploits post-Microsoft, Wade demonstrates new tools his team is building to make it easier to add push notification support to Windows Phone apps by using composable NuGet packages with Windows Azure.

Animation Without CodeB

Creating animation on Windows Phone without code, by using behaviors.

Update Tiles

Update Windows Phone tiles from a server based application.

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