Rob Tiffany

A mobile strategist and cloud architect at Microsoft, Rob has spent his career as an entrepreneur, advisor, teacher, developer, speaker, and author of bestselling books on mobile and wireless technologies. A pioneer of the smartphone revolution, he drove the development of the mobile app ecosystem from its earliest days and co-founded the world’s first cloud-based mobile device management company.

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The Best Business IT Blogs of 2014

The Best Business IT Blogs of 2014

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m flattered to be named one of the world’s top Information Technology and Telecommunications Business blogs for 2104 by Exigent Networks. Nice to be in good company with familiar faces like Benjamin Robbins, Brian Katz, Galen Gruman and Ben Casnocha. – Rob

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How to Create In-Memory Database Tables in SQL Server 2014

How to Create In-Memory Database Tables in SQL Server 2014

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Getting data off disk drives and into RAM is the biggest game changer for relational databases in decades and SQL Server 2014 brings it to the masses. RAM is cheap and it’s finally time to reap the benefits of 64-bit computing. SQL Server In-Memory OLTP, also know at Hekaton is here and it’s ready to […]

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Tom Hanks Brings a Typewriter to the iPad

Tom Hanks Brings a Typewriter to the iPad

| August 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

Your days of typing into a soulless word processor are at an end now that Tom Hanks has brought the typewriter into the 21st century with his Hanx Writer app to the iPad. I thought I was the only one that missed the feel of my old IBM Selectric typewriter with the golf ball typing element. […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 is Here

Windows Phone 8.1 is Here

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

For users of the Nokia Lumia 1520 on AT&T, the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system update is available for immediate download. The smartphone built from the ground-up to address the security and management needs of every enterprise has arrived.  Some of you developers and early adopters running the developer preview may need to use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool to […]

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HTML5 Mobile Web Moment: Viewport Tag

HTML5 Mobile Web Moment: Viewport Tag

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

When building HTML5 mobile web sites that target multiple devices, one of the first elements you should include is the viewport meta tag. Most mobile web browsers render incoming HTML in a virtual window that is typically wider than the screen of the mobile device. This is done so you can view non-mobile websites via […]

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Björn Axéll Discusses CU2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Björn Axéll Discusses CU2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

From his blog post, Björn Axéll walks through the improvements to Intune as a result of applying Cumulative Update 2 to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Learn more at: http://blog.advisec.com/?p=694

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Enterprise Mobility on STL Tech Talk CodeCast

Enterprise Mobility on STL Tech Talk CodeCast

| June 12, 2014

I was thrilled to join Gus Emery (@n_f_e) and JJ Hammond (@jjhammondmusic) for a lively discussion of the past and future of Microsoft enterprise mobility on CodeCast Episode 12 of @STLTechTalk. These guys are doing great work in the developer community! Go check out their site! Rob

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A Manhattan Project to Save the America from Drought

A Manhattan Project to Save the America from Drought

| June 5, 2014 | 5 Comments

As the Earth continues to warm, our weather becomes increasingly unpredictable. While flash floods wreak havoc on some areas of the United States, many others are devastated by seemingly unending drought. Global warming brings with it a long list of serious consequences, but I’m just going to focus on one of them. Drought. Anyone who watched […]

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TechEd North America 2014: Empower your Demanding Mobile Line of Business Apps with SQLite and Offline Data Sync on Windows 8.1

TechEd North America 2014: Empower your Demanding Mobile Line of Business Apps with SQLite and Offline Data Sync on Windows 8.1

| May 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Presenting at TechEd 2014 in Houston, watch my session: “Empower your Demanding Mobile Line of Business Apps with SQLite and Offline Data Sync on Windows 8.1.” Most mobile apps require the ability to store data locally to deal with the realities of a disconnected world where ubiquitous wireless networks are non-existent.  While many consumer apps […]

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Enterprise Mobility at TechEd 2014 in Houston

Enterprise Mobility at TechEd 2014 in Houston

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join me in Houston next week at Microsoft TechEd 2014 to learn all about developing large-scale mobile enterprise solutions.                   My sessions include: WIN-B222:  Wrap a Mobile API around Your Enterprise and Take Data Offline with NoSQL on Windows Phones and Tablets Tuesday, May 13 5:00 PM […]

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Data

Data

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Data trapped inside the corporate network is about as useful as a phone without a data plan.

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Data + APIs + Devices

Data + APIs + Devices

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Data is the new oil, APIs are the new drills & devices are the new smart cars fueled by context and meaning.

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