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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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Happy Mobile New Year 2014

Happy Mobile New Year 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

It’s a new year and therefore it’s time to throw some rapid-fire mobile architecture concepts at you to help improve your mobile enterprise systems. For starters, developers and IT Pros involved in mobility need to start thinking holistically about backend systems, data transports, and mobile endpoints.  Working in the mobile enterprise space doesn’t mean you […]

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The Top 15 Movies of 2013

The Top 15 Movies of 2013

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the spirit of the Golden Globes, I’m going to spare you the small talk and jump right to the Top 15 Movies of 2013: 1) Her Directed by Spike Jonze One of the most original and enjoyable movies I’ve ever seen.  Joaquin Phoenix is a lonely guy that enters into a romantic relationship with […]

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Windows 8.1 on Retina

Windows 8.1 on Retina

| December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’ve installed Windows 8.1 on a MacBook Pro with Retina display, you may find yourself getting a headache as your eyes squint and strain to view the screen. I just purchased a new 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display over the holidays because I love the Haswell battery life and it’s arguably the […]

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Mobile Enterprise App Platform (MEAP)

Mobile Enterprise App Platform (MEAP)

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this week’s episode of “Inside Windows Phone,” Matthijs Hoekstra and I discuss how to build the Microsoft Mobile Enterprise App Platform (MEAP). Mobility is the top priority for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) today.  To drive their business, they must empower their mobile employees by unlocking the value of their enterprise systems.  To do this, […]

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Enterprise Mobile Management with Intune

Enterprise Mobile Management with Intune

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this week’s episode of “Inside Windows Phone,” Matthijs Hoekstra and I discuss enterprise mobility management with Windows Intune. Yes, we covered exciting acronyms like EMM, MDM, MAM, MIM and MCM. – Rob

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Computer Science Education Week 2013

Computer Science Education Week 2013

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s Computer Science Education Week so I’m hoping teachers and volunteers everywhere will spend an hour teaching your students how to write code. Learning how to program computers changed my life and I know it can do the same for millions of young people who are looking to try something new and exciting. I started […]

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Goodnight Mr. Mandela

Goodnight Mr. Mandela

| December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela. He brought a divided nation together and set an example for the rest of the world to follow. We can all be better. Goodnight

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hope my American friends are having a wonderful Thanksgiving today.

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IBM Acquires Fiberlink

IBM Acquires Fiberlink

| November 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

IBM intends to acquire Enterprise Mobility Management vendor Fiberlink. This will give IBM the Gartner MDM Magic Quadrant leader MaaS 360 which is a cloud-based SaaS solution.  This leaves only AirWatch and MobileIron as the remaining pure-play EMM companies that haven’t been snapped up by larger enterprise companies.  Like SAP, IBM has been scooping up […]

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