Rob Tiffany

Yearly Archive: 2011

World Oceans

I Love what Matt Damon is doing to bring Clean Water to the World

You might not believe it, but while two-thirds of the Earth is covered by water, only 3% of it actually is drinkable. This means that roughly 1 billion people are unable to find the clean drinking water they need to survive. When you add inadequate sanitation to the equation, the number of people put at risk more than doubles. This culminates in the heartbreaking stat that over 3 million people die yearly from water-related diseases.

Azure Security

Encrypting your Credentials on Windows Phone 7.5

The last time I talked to you about Windows Phone security, I showed you how to encrypt your data and save it in Isolated Storage using Silverlight’s AesManaged class to create a Key and an Initialization Vector (IV) based on…
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T-Square

A Quick Note on Speedy, Scalable, Available Architectures

Just a few thoughts on concepts needed to give mobile users of your SOA infrastructure the best, fastest User eXperience possible: If you care about speed & scalability, your web service will always check the distributed cache before querying the…
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Submarine Warriors: The Enemy Beneath is now Available in Paperback on Amazon

I’m thrilled to announce my exciting new underwater adventure novel for middle-grade and young adult readers is now available in paperback! Follow literature’s next generation of young heroes as they take command of a nuclear submarine to brave the ocean…
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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > Cloud

In my ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article last week, I described how to connect Android smartphones and tablets to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how Android utilizes many of…
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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > On-Premises

In my last ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article, I described how to connect iPhones and iPads to Microsoft’s Cloud servers in Azure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how Android devices can utilize…
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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: iPhone + iPad > Cloud

In my ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article last week, I described how to connect iPhones and iPads to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how iOS utilizes many of Gartner’s…
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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: iPhone + iPad > On-Premises

In my last ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article, I described how to connect a Windows Phone device to Microsoft’s Cloud servers in Azure. By now you’re probably thinking, “It’s easy to talk about Microsoft endpoints talking to Microsoft…
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