Windows Azure runs it • Automatic O/S patching • Scalable • Utility billing • Additional services (e.g. ACS, Traffic Manager, Caching, CDN, etc.) • Common development tools – Visual Studio – Languages – Emulators for development
and Microsoft Push Notification Service – Bandwidth- and battery-friendly – No guarantee of delivery • Three kinds of push notifications – Raw – send a message to an application – Toast – send a message to the user – Tile – update an image, title, or count
millions of gamers with web/worker roles, CDN, SQL Azure, Notification Services – Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone helps us there. • Performanca and tactics for WP7 game development – Composition Thread, DoubleAnimations, Performance Counter and so on. – Using Dispatcher and StoryBoards together.