rjmarvin writes: Today, Microsoft demonstrated numerous enhancements to the Azure cloud platform http://sdt.bz/69019 at Day 2 of the Build Developer Conference. Using Azure, developers can now construct back ends for their mobile apps using.NET or Node.js. Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group, said that Azure has added new notifications API, which allows a message sent to a hub to be passed along to potentially millions of connected devices.Azure also added support for Active Directory from mobile devices, as well as the ability to perform debugging locally and remotely and some new APIs for auto-scaling, testing and authentication.
"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts
most subtly on the human will."
-- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"