The newly-introduced ability to implement Cloud Functions aside from the Cloud Code events is an additional way to instrument your app with meaningful server-side logic that can be executed on demand. Cloud Functions
Executing Cloud Functions
Windows Push Notifications Documentation
Telerik Backend Services now provide the functionality to send Push Notifications to devices running Windows 8+. You can review the documentation at the following links:
Setting up Push Notifications in the portal
Supported Push Notifications structure
Native Windows Push Notifications Sample App Create, send and receive push notifications in Windows Store apps.
The source is available at GitHub.
Hybrid Advanced Push Sample App
A hybrid sample app that demonstrates how to create, target and receive push notifications, all from the client app. The source is available at GitHub.