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Offline Sync for Mobile Services

The best mobile apps handle network interruptions gracefully, allowing users to be productive despite the lack of connectivity. Learn how you can use the offline sync feature of Azure Mobile Services to create responsive apps that work, even when the network doesn’t.


Avoiding IP Blacklisting with Azure Web Sites

In a multi-tenant environment where customers share a number of IP addresses, it’s not uncommon to have malicious content on a site or two. In some case they may be result of compromise and in other cases this may be intentional.

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Simple Azure Websites: Deployment

My preferred method of deploying to an Azure Web Site is using git, partially because this is a feature I’ve been involved with from the beginning (it’s known as Kudu). However, in some cases, I just need to deploy a bunch of files from my local machine with minimal fuss, and using git is overkill. For these scenarios WebDeploy (aka msdeploy) really shines.

Big Data

Migrating Data to Microsoft Azure Files

As you start to use Azure Files, you may need to move large amount of existing data into the Files service. There are many options for moving data efficiently to Azure Files, and which you choose will depend on where the data is originally located. This post discusses these options, and how to achieve best performance using each option.

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Querying MongoDB collections via the Azure Mobile Service node.js backend

In my previous post I showed how to use tables in an Azure Mobile Services node.js backend to talk to a MongoDB collection for simple CRUD operations. In this post we present a way retrieve all OData query parameters passed to the table read script, so that we can support more complex read operations into the Mongo database.