How the Azure Mobile Services .Net Backend works
15 Apr 2014
.NET Runtime for Azure Mobile Services – First Impressions
Carlos Figueira's blog post goes into architectural detail about the differences between the two run times. This should get you started in using the .Net backend.
Creating an Azure Mobile Services .NET backend from scratch
Carlos Figueira's blog post describes how to start with an empty ASP.NET Web Application project in Visual Studio, and turn it into an Azure Mobile Services .Net backend. If you are the kind of person who likes to know what's really going on behind the scenes, you may enjoy following along: you'll get to see and handle all the pieces, and put them together.
Making it Yours: Configuring Mobile Services .NET Backend - Azure Mobile Services Team Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
More advanced: how you can customize the Mobile Services .Net Backend to set configuration options and configure extensions.