Following on from yesterday's post about the new Windows 8 app resource centre, today we're also excited to announce Windows Azure Mobile Services, which makes it incredibly easy to connect a scalable cloud backend to your mobile applications. You can read all about it here

Itching to get started already? Jump straight this getting started tutorial to walkthrough how you can build a simple cloud enabled app in less than 5 minutes.  You can also watch this video showing you how to do it step by step.