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SQL Server

Here Comes SQL Server Compact 4.0

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 is the next generation of embedded database from the SQL Server family, and it's coming to an IIS/ASP.NET web server in your neighborhood.

Contoso Encryption

Don’t forget to Encrypt your Windows Phone 7 Data

Whether you’re targeting Mobile Line of Business apps for the Enterprise or B2C apps for consumers, ensuring that sensitive data is encrypted is a must.  These days, I can’t have a serious discussion with a CIO unless I can assure

Microsoft

Microsoft by the Numbers

With Microsoft Windows 7 selling more than 600,000 per day, it’s interesting to look at all our numbers and see how they stack up against the competition: 150,000,000 Number of Windows 7 licenses sold, making Windows 7 by far the

Big Red One

Walking to Omaha Beach

I caught a train from Paris to Bayeux at Gare Saint-Lazare with only four minutes to spare.  Two hours later I was in the heart of Normandie and ready to crash at my hotel.  Luckily, it was only a half

SQL Server Compact

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 has Arrived

My favorite embedded database for Windows Phones, laptops, tablets and desktops has been released to the Web along with Visual Studio 2010. New features for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 include: Supports working with a SQL Server Compact 3.5 database

KIN

The KIN is Here

Today, Robbie Bach and my good friend Derek Snyder launched Microsoft’s newest Windows Phones at an event in San Francisco. Two phones for the socially-connected crowd with multi-touch screens and slide-out keyboards.  We worked with Sharp on the hardware plus

phones

MIX10

This year at MIX10 we brought the ghost of MEDC back to life by adding Windows Phone 7 to a conference that typically targets web designers and developers. We even saw Scottgu develop the first-ever Twitter app for our forthcoming

Windows Phone

Windows Phone 7 Series debuts at Barcelona!

The home screen, or Start, on Windows® Phone 7 Series can be customized with “live tiles” that show the latest updates from the Web directly to customers. For example, create a “live tile” of a friend and gain a readable,

MEAP Physical Diagram

Making Microsoft MEAP Real

After all the logical diagrams of Microsoft MEAP and spelling out how it meets Gartner’s critical capabilities, I thought I’d show you a picture that provides a more concrete view of what our MEAP offering looks like. Hopefully, this will

Microsoft TechEd

Interview with Rob Tiffany at Tech Ed Europe

Check out the interview I did with David Goon at Tech Ed Europe 2009 in Berlin. I discuss Microsoft’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform and talk about how it aligns with Gartner’s MEAP critical capabilities and how it can save money for