Three resources to help you get started with Xamarin and Microsoft Azure

Sharon Lee - US ISV and App Builder Community Lead

“Mobile is changing behavior, cloud is changing expectations.”

- Erik Polzin, Director of Partner Sales, Xamarin

Mobile is transforming how we live and work. It represents what is probably the single largest technology innovation of all time. The cloud is essential for great mobile experiences by helping mobile applications deliver innovation, performance, and scale. According to the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey from PwC, eighty-one percent of CEOs view mobile as more strategically important to their organization than any other digital tool (PwC, 2015).

If you are a partner with C# and .NET skills who wants to capture the opportunity in mobile so you can better serve your customers, Xamarin and Microsoft Azure can help you do that. Here are my recommendations to help you get started with Xamarin and Microsoft Azure:

1. Overview of Xamarin Mobile DevOps and Microsoft Azure

In the November ISV and Application Builder Community call, Erik Polzin shared the latest statistics about the mobile market, and talked about the unique approach Xamarin has. Xamarin utilizes a shared C# code base to allow for fully native API access. Through Xamarin Platform, anything that can be done in Objective C, Swift, or Java can done in C# and Visual Studio. To close the call, Ryan Lowdermilk talked about mobile challenges and how partners are using Xamarin as the solution.

Watch the November ISV and Application Builder call on demand

2. Write code in Xamarin

During the December ISV and Application Builder Community call, Ryan Lowdermilk wrote code "live." Watch the call on demand to see how he rapidly builds a weather app using Xamarin.

Watch the December ISV and Application Builder call on demand

3. Learn about the technical components of Xamarin

Jonathan Gardner, the Technical Solutions Professional who leads the Application Development Partner Community, shared an overview of Xamarin tools and resources in the December community call and introductory blog post.

Read the blog post

Watch the December Application Development Partner call on demand


Xamarin website

Xamarin Show on Channel 9

Microsoft developer centers

ISV and Application Builder Center

Microsoft DevOps solutions

ISV and App Builder Community

If you are a partner using Xamarin and Microsoft Azure to build your mobile application, I want to hear from you. Email me at, and connect with me on Twitter (@whatsup_sharon)LinkedIn, and Yammer.

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