Rob Tiffany

Yearly Archive: 2010

Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Improving the In-Memory Database

About a month ago, I wrote an article intended to help you fill some of the gaps left by the missing SQL Server Compact database. Since your Windows Phone 7 Silverlight app is consuming an ObservableCollection of objects streaming down…
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Phone 6

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Network Awareness

By now, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the role wireless data networks play when it comes to the success of your mobile application. They are unreliable, intermittent, highly latent and often slower than they should be due to…
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Phone3

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Working with an In-Memory Database

In my last article of this series, you finally got to consume wireless-friendly WCF REST + JSON Services from both Windows Server and Windows Azure with data coming from SQL Server/SQL Azure. You now have an ObservableCollection of Customer objects…
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Windows Phone 7.5

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Consuming an Azure WCF REST + JSON Service

In my last two articles, I showed you how to build WCF REST services using Visual Studio 2010 that can reside on-premise in Windows Server 2008 or in the Cloud in Windows Azure.  Furthermore, I demonstrated pulling data from a…
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Ray Ozzie

Ray Ozzie sees the Dawn of a New Day for Microsoft

Five years after Ray Ozzie penned The Internet Services Disruption, he reflects on Microsoft’s move to the cloud. While he’s most proud of Windows Azure and SQL Azure, he also gives our competitors their due by mentioning that they have…
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Windows Phone 7: If at First You Don’t Succeed

Written by: J. Gerry Purdy 10/20/2010  You have to hand it to Microsoft.   They have certainly fulfilled the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”  Microsoft has had a number of previous attempts to build a…
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Azure2

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Moving your WCF REST + JSON Service to Windows Azure

Ever since my last blog post where I demonstrated how to create lightweight WCF REST + JSON services for consumption by Windows Phone 7, I’ve received many requests from folks wanting to know how to do the same thing from…
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Visual Studio

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Building a WCF REST + JSON Service

Let’s start at the server and work our way to the phone.  Anyone who knows me is probably aware that I come from a wireless background so I’m always obsessed with things like coverage, bandwidth and latency when it comes…
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Sync

Sync Framework 2.1 has Arrived!

With Sync Framework 2.1, you can leverage the Windows Azure Platform to extend the reach of your data to anyone that has an internet connection, without making a significant investment in the infrastructure that is typically required.