You can maximize the potential of your Windows Metro style app with Windows Azure. Building a cloud service to support Windows Metro style apps is even easier with the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8.
This toolkit 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. You can use this toolkit to start building and customizing your own service to deliver Metro style apps
Windows Azure is a cloud-computing platform that lets you run applications and store data in the cloud. Instead of having to worry about building out the underlying infrastructure and managing the operating system, you can simply focus on building your application and deploying it to Windows Azure. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute, storage, networking, and content delivery capabilities.
The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 uses the following technologies:
- ASP.NET MVC 3
- ASP.NET Web API
- Windows Azure SDK 1.6
- Windows Identity Foundation
- Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)
If you are interested in developing Metro style apps, you can download the Windows Azure Training Kit or view the online Windows Azure Training Course.