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Beginning Windows Phone App Development by Eugene Chuvyrov, Henry Lee

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C H A P T E R  3

Building Windows Phone 7 Applications Using Cloud Services As Data Stores

There’s lots of buzz today about cloud computing technology. By allowing you to offload infrastructure requirements, the cloud truly empowers you as a developer to focus on building an application.

Suppose you have developed an application where businesses can take pictures of invoices and then track the money they spend in a financial accounting program such as QuickBooks. In order for this application to be useful, you would need to save information from the invoices in some kind of database. With Windows Phone, you can easily use Isolated Storage (covered in Chapter 13) to support such an application. However, the problem with Isolated Storage is that ...

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