Updated: June 16, 2015
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services is a Azure service offering designed to make it easy to create highly-functional mobile apps using Azure. Mobile Services brings together a set of Azure services that enable backend capabilities for your apps. Mobile Services provides the following backend capabilities in Azure to support your apps:
Simple provisioning and management of tables for storing app data.
Integration with notification services to deliver push notifications to your app.
Integration with well-known identity providers for authentication.
Granular control for authorizing access to tables.
Insertion of business logic into data access operations.
Integration with other cloud services.
Supports the ability to scale a mobile service instance.
Service monitoring and logging.
Extend your backend capabilities with third-party packages and resources.
In the Management Portal, you can perform the following Mobile Services tasks:
Create a new mobile service instance
To add a new mobile service to your subscription, click the +New button and then click Mobile Service.
By using Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 or a later release, you can also add a new mobile service project to an existing Visual Studio solution. For more information, see Quickstart: Add a mobile service (.NET backend).
Manage mobile service instances
To view the list of mobile services in your subscription, click Mobile Services and then click the mobile service instance to manage.