Category Archives : Mobile


Feb post was co-authored by the extended Azure Mobility Team. The past year has been eventful for a lot of reasons. At Microsoft, we’ve expanded our partnerships, including Volkswagen, LG Electronics, Faurecia, TomTom, and more, and taken the wraps off READ MORE




10 user experience updates to the Azure portal’re constantly working to improve your user experience in the Azure portal. Our goal is to offer you a productive and easy-to-use single-pane-of glass where you can build, manage, and monitor your Azure services, applications, and infrastructure. In this post, READ MORE




Regenerative Maps alive on the Edge

This week Mapbox announced it will integrate its Vision SDK with the Microsoft Azure IoT platform, enabling developers to build innovative applications and solutions for smart cities, the automotive industry, public safety, and more. This is an important moment in the evolution of map creation. The Mapbox Vision SDK provides artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for identifying objects through semantic segmentation – a technique of machine learning using computer vision that classifies what things are through a camera lens. Semantic segmentation on the edge for maps means objects such as stop signs, crosswalks, speed limits signs, people, bicycles, and other moving objects can be identified at run time through a camera running AI under the covers. These classifications are largely referred to as HD (high definition) maps.

HD maps are more machine friendly as an input to autonomous vehicles. Once the HD map objects are classified, and because other sensors like GPS and accelerometer are onboard, the location of these objects can be registered and placed onto a map, or in the advancement of “living maps,” registered into the map at run time. This is an important concept and where edge computing intersects with location to streamline the digitization of our




Azure mobile app is now generally available
Azure mobile app is now generally available

Stay connected to your Azure resources – anytime, anywhere. The Azure mobile app gives you the freedom to access and monitor your Azure resources. You can keep an eye on your most important resources and quickly take actions to manage those resources. This is what makes the Azure mobile app a must-have for any Azure pro!

Today, we are happy to announce the general availability of the Azure mobile app.

Stay informed with critical notifications and alerts

It is easy to keep an eye on your most important resources and key metrics charts by adding them to your personalized favorites list. The Favorites tab facilitates quick access to resources across subscriptions as well as metrics for your mission-critical resources.

Favorites tab on iOS and Android

We know that staying up to date with your Azure services is essential. The Azure mobile app keeps you up to date with any Service Health issues. The notifications tab will show you the latest updates as well as the history of events. You can even sign up for push notifications via Action Groups on the Azure portal.

Notifications tab

Stay in control with quick actions to troubleshoot and resolve issues





Essential tools and services for building mobile apps
Essential tools and services for building mobile apps

This blog post was co-authored by Rajen Kishna, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing – App Development.

Azure, Visual Studio, Xamarin, and Visual Studio App Center give you the flexible, yet robust tools and services to build, test, deploy, and continuously improve Android and iOS apps that your users will love. Use your favorite language and tools, to tap into robust cloud services, and quickly scale to millions of users on demand.

Cloud services for mobile developers

Azure provides many services to help you build cloud-connected mobile apps, including Mobile Backend as a Service, Data, and Artificial Intelligence (outlined below), as well as services to support additional functionality, including Search, Identity, and Communication.

Mobile Backend as a Service

Azure Functions is a serverless backend for your mobile apps, where you just enter your code (whether C#, JavaScript, Python, or any other supported language) and it executes on demand, triggered by events you can define. It is a fast way to get backend code up and running.

If you need a more complete solution, the Mobile Apps feature of Azure App Service provides you with a backend that can be written in C# or Node.js, giving you features such as