Chris Risner is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. There he leads a team focused on evangelizing Microsoft’s many open source capabilities including how Microsoft Azure can be used to help build powerful mobile applications. For the past several years he has focused on mobile development on the Android and iOS platforms. Before working in mobile development, Chris worked on many large scale enterprise applications in Java and .NET. Chis is a constant learner and has a vast amount of experience in iOS, Android, Smart Clients, Asp.Net MVC, C#, Java, and Objective C. You can find out more about Chris at http://chrisrisner.com and http://twitter.com/chrisrisner.
When you start building the next great mobile app, do you want to worry about your backend? Do you want to figure out hosting and support servers, or just work on your killer app? Windows Azure Mobile Services allows you to do that. In this session we’ll cover how you can connect your Android and iOS applications to a reliable cloud based backend that gives you super easy data storage, user authentication, push notifications, and more with just a few clicks. You will leave knowing how to get your backend setup so you can focus on the client experience immediately.