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Deploying Windows Phone apps for the Enterprise

Deploying Windows Phone apps for the Enterprise

| March 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

In the latest edition of Inside Window Phone, I joined Matthijs Hoekstra to discuss the different ways you can deploy Windows Phone apps in the enterprise. Rob

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NoSQL

NoSQL

| January 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

In this week’s episode of “Inside Windows Phone,” Matthijs Hoekstra and I discuss the use of NoSQL. When building mobile apps for the enterprise, an offline data store is absolutely essential so that users can keep working in the absence of wireless connectivity.  In addition to SQLite and SQLCE, NoSQL is a great option to […]

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Windows Phone: Building Enterprise Apps

Windows Phone: Building Enterprise Apps

| July 13, 2012 | 5 Comments

The essence of enterprise mobility is the secure extension of the critical data from an organization’s back end systems out to the mobile devices used by employees. Windows Phone is an enterprise-class smartphone with the capabilities needed to empower employees to create an agile, real-time enterprise. At TechEd Europe, I walked the delegates through all […]

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Windows Phone 8 Emerges

Windows Phone 8 Emerges

| June 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

The first glimpse of Windows Phone 8 emerged in San Francisco today. Joe Belfiore, Terry Myerson, and Kevin Gallo took the world on a tour of Microsoft’s next smartphone.  I’m confident that Windows Phone 8 will leapfrog our smartphone competitors so dramatically that they’ll never catch up.  Before diving into the highlights of today’s Windows Phone Summit, […]

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HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Simple Geolocation

HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Simple Geolocation

| February 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

Now that I’ve spent the last two articles helping you to get your Metro user experience foundation created with CSS3 and Media Queries, it’s time to jump into one of the features of HTML5.  Geolocation is perfectly suited for smartphones because location awareness is something they all have in common.  Most people are under the […]

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HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Dark and Light Styles

HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Dark and Light Styles

| February 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

In my last article covering HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone, I got you started with a simple boilerplate.  It just so happened that the style I presented you with was Dark.  Since we know that Windows Phone also has a light theme, I think it’s important that your mobile web site have one as well.  Below is […]

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Windows Phone 7.5 wins 2012 Interaction Award

Windows Phone 7.5 wins 2012 Interaction Award

| February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m excited to pass along the great news that our very own Windows Phone 7.5 is a 2012 Interaction Award winner!  In a field of over 300 entries from 33 countries, the compelling UX of Windows Phone stood out.  Our elegant integration of social networks, the Metro design language of color and typography, and the minimalist […]

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Prediction: 2012 Will be the Year of Windows Phone

Prediction: 2012 Will be the Year of Windows Phone

| January 15, 2012 | 4 Comments

Windows Phone 7.5 is running fast out of the gate for 2012.  The stunning mobile operating system from Microsoft was the talk of CES in Las Vegas this year.  The accolades streaming in from the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, reviewers, and tech bloggers are unprecedented. The Nokia Lumia 900 won the Best of CES […]

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Encrypting your Credentials on Windows Phone 7.5

Encrypting your Credentials on Windows Phone 7.5

| December 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

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 a password and salt value.  This gave your consumer and line-of-business apps the iron-clad AES […]

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Windows Phone “Mango” has been Released to Manufacturing!

Windows Phone “Mango” has been Released to Manufacturing!

| July 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

On July 26th, the Windows Phone development team officially signed off on the release to
manufacturing (RTM) build of “Mango,” which is the latest version of the Windows Phone
operating system.

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How Not to Present a Session at a Techical Conference

How Not to Present a Session at a Techical Conference

| July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Prior to the Mobile and Embedded Developer Conference (MEDC) back in 2007, my teammates Loke Uei Tan, Mike Hall, James Pratt, Derek Snyder and I made a movie that illustrates presentation worst practices…

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Discover the future of Windows Phone 7 in the Enterprise at Tech Ed North America 2010

Discover the future of Windows Phone 7 in the Enterprise at Tech Ed North America 2010

| June 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

Ten years ago, we created the Pocket PC and Compaq launched the iPAQ. This would become the most compelling Mobile Enterprise Application Platform of the last decade.  In 2006 I created the Windows Mobile Line of Business Accelerator to help jumpstart the efforts of corporate developers + enterprise ISVs with advanced tools and technologies like […]

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