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Automating VM Configuration using PowerShell DSC Extension

PowerShell DSC Extension and the associated Azure PowerShell DSC cmdlets are now available on the Azure SDK. Now, you have the ability to use the Azure PowerShell DSC cmdlets to upload and apply a PowerShell DSC configuration to an Azure VM by enabling the VM Agent and the PowerShell DSC extension.

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Offline support in the Azure Mobile Services Android SDK

The latest version of the Azure Mobile Services SDK for Android added support for both futures (for asynchronous operations) and offline (disconnected applications). In this post I’ll walk through the offline feature, by walking through the steps required to make the sample application downloaded from the portal (To do list) offline-enabled. We’ll be talking about the features as they’re needed for the app.

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Auditing Media Assets Lifecycle – Part 2

Part 2 in a series of posts that will help you audit the life cycle of media assets (with sample code). Part 2 specifically focused on tracking assets as they are copied from Storage to VMs for media processing.

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Futures support and breaking changes in the Mobile Services Android SDK

Addressing feedback on the usage of asynchronous calls in Android, we’ve released a major update in the Android SDK for Azure Mobile Services with futures support. With that, you can now easily perform multiple of those operations without having to deal with multiple nested callbacks. The changes are additive in most of the scenarios, but in some advanced scenarios we made a breaking change to make futures the default model used by the Azure Mobile Services Android SDK for dealing with asynchronous operations.