In this introductory course to Microsoft Azure mobile services you will learn how to use Microsoft Azure cloud services inside your mobile apps. I will be teaching you how to do this by explaining you the cloud-side of the story and implementing it on a Windows app. All the examples work the same on other platforms. You will be learning by doing the same I do cloud-related and implementing it on an app you build for your platform (maybe iOS, Android or Windows too). For this course you will need a credit card, just so Azure can verify you are not a robot (they don't use credit cards), no money should be charged during this course, given you get a free trial of one month and this course should not take you more than a week to complete. Including cloud services in mobile applications is crucial for developers who want to make good money out of selling their apps. This course is for any mobile apps developer who has at least a basic level of knowledge for developing iOS, Android, Windows, Windows Phone, Xamarin or PhoneGap applications, because it increases the user experience, users are happier, users share your app, your app gets more users, your app generates more revenue. It's all connected. After completing this course you will understand the basics of the cloud, and will be able to include some cloud-related services into your mobile apps for your users to enjoy (databases stored on the cloud, push notifications, authentication integrated with social networks, store media on the cloud, retrieve data from the cloud of course), and implement best practices for cloud usage inside your organization or your freelance development process.