Enterprise Data Synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Compact 3.5 Mobile Merge Replication
I’m happy to say that my latest book is now available on Amazon.
With the world’s largest organizations rolling out tens of thousands of Windows® phones, laptops, tablets and Netbooks to empower their respective mobile workforces, the ability to create mobile line of business solutions that support large numbers of users is absolutely critical. In my fourth book on mobile infrastructure and development, I show you how to take the SQL Server data you use to run your organization and make it available to all of your mobile employees.
Step-by-step, I’ll walk you through the process of building a secure, performant, n-tier, mobile enterprise application platform architecture designed to scale to thousands of users. You’ll also learn how to create occasionally-connected .NET applications designed to thrive in unreliable wireless conditions.
- Learn how to “Mobilize” your organization by making your enterprise data available to employees carrying Windows® phones, laptops, Netbooks and tablets in the field.
- Learn how to build an N-Tier Mobile Sync infrastructure that will scale to thousands of users.
- Learn how to create occasionally-connected .NET applications designed to thrive in unreliable wireless conditions.
- Learn best practices in security, reliability, performance, load-balancing, reverse proxy and hardware configuration.
- Learn how to implement this technology in real world scenarios like supply chain management, retail, sales force automation, healthcare and emergency management.
Keep in mind that the knowledge you gain from this book didn’t come from me dreaming this stuff up in an Ivory Tower. It came from building some of the worlds largest and most complex data synchronization systems for the world’s largest companies. In addition to the hands-on experience that went into this book, I’d also like to thank some of my colleagues for their invaluable contributions:
- Liam Cavanagh is a Senior Lead Program Manager for Microsoft’s Sync Framework and Cloud Data Services and he wrote the forward.
- Catherine Wyatt is the Managing Editor for Hood Canal Press who made the publishing of the book possible.
- Darren Shaffer is the CEO of Handheld Logic and he wrote the Chapter on building the Mobile Subscriber.
- Michael Jimenez is a Mobility Architect at Microsoft and he wrote the Appendix that shows you how to create an ISA Server 2006 Reverse Proxy to publish your sync infrastructure to the Internet.
It’s my sincere hope that this book will encourage you to un-tether your workforce from their desktop computers and boost your organization’s agility by pushing out critical business functions to the point of activity where employees are empowered to make timely decisions and perform tasks that best serve the interests of their customers and their company.
This repudiation of the traditional “connected” software application model increases customer satisfaction, boosts worker efficiency, reduces “missed opportunities” and results in cost savings as “un-wired” employees get their jobs done wherever they happen to be.