If you've used Merge Replication to sync SQL Server Compact data on mobile devices with SQL Server in the past and you're looking for a cross-platform solution to take you into the future, take a look at Zumero. As many of you know, I spent most of the first decade of the 21st century building massive-scale mobile... Continue Reading →
At TechEd New Zealand, I presented a session on Microsoft's next generation data sync technology from Azure Mobile Services that uses SQLite to support the operations of occasionally-connected apps on mobile devices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCerDE8f780 Most mobile apps require the ability to store data locally to deal with the realities of a disconnected world where ubiquitous wireless networks are... Continue Reading →
Back in my first article, I showed you where to find Microsoft's latest updates to the SQLCE and RDA technologies so you can begin synchronizing data with the new SQL Server 2012 (Denali) database. Just imagine, you now have mobile sync components that give you the flexibility to to work with SQL Server 7, 2000,... Continue Reading →
In my last article, I walked you through finding, downloading, installing, and configuring SQL Server 2012 Express, SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 CU6, and the Sync Server Tools. With that series of tasks completed, you're now capable of performing data synchronization with a mobile Windows client. Open SQL Server 2012 Management Studio and connect to the local SQL... Continue Reading →
Now that SQL Server 2012 has been released, some of you might be wondering if SQL Server Compact is capable of synchronizing with it. With the release of Cumulative Update Package 6 for SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2, the answer is a resounding yes! Build number 3.5.8088.00 adds support for replication with SQL Server "Denali" which is... Continue Reading →
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.
If your Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) is using SQL Server Merge Replication to provide the mobile middleware and reliable wireless wire protocol for SQL Server Compact (SSCE) running on Windows Mobile 5/6.x devices + Windows XP/Vista/7 laptops, desktops and tablets; below is a guide to help you build the fastest, most scalable systems:
Who remembers using RDA Remote Data Access to synchronize data between SQL Server and SQL Server Compact? I certainly do! Before I dove head first into the world of Merge Replication, I always used RDA to get my customers up and running quickly. Mobilizing an organization’s workforce quickly and easily is what it’s all about... Continue Reading →