How are active devices uniquely identified in the Mobile Services Free tier?

Active devices for a given mobile service are uniquely identified by their installation ID. For a physical device, the installation ID is typically persistent unless the app is uninstalled by the user. For device emulators, the emulator implementation controls whether the same or a new installation ID is reported each time the application is launched.

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  • You can choose to upgrade at any time via the Microsoft Azure classic portal. Upgrade takes effect immediately.

  • For Basic and Standard, you can increase the number of units dedicated to a given service via the Scale tab in the Microsoft Azure classic portal. Alternatively, upgrading to a higher tier will also add capacity.