Tag: Azure

Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012

Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012

| June 2, 2013 | 5 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that my newest book, “Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012,” is now available for sale on Amazon. Spending a decade travelling the globe to help the world’s largest companies design and build mobile solutions had taught me a few things.  Large organizations are not interested in constantly running on […]

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Windows Azure Infrastructure Services are Live

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services are Live

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that Windows Azure fully supports Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This new service now makes it possible for companies to move their existing servers and applications into the cloud.  We understand that customers don’t want to rip and replace their current infrastructure to benefit from the cloud; they want the strengths […]

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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > Cloud

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > Cloud

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

In my ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article last week, I described how to connect Android smartphones and tablets to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how Android utilizes many of Gartner’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform Critical Capabilities to connect to Microsoft’s Cloud services in Azure: […]

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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: iPhone + iPad > Cloud

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: iPhone + iPad > Cloud

| October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

In my ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article last week, I described how to connect iPhones and iPads to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how iOS utilizes many of Gartner’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform Critical Capabilities to connect to Microsoft’s Cloud services in Azure: As […]

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Windows Azure at Seattle Interactive Conference

Windows Azure at Seattle Interactive Conference

| September 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Join the Windows Azure team at Seattle Interactive Conference (Nov 2 -3, 2011) for two days of technical content and one-on-one advice and assistance from product experts.  Cloud Experience track is for experienced developers and who want to learn how to leverage the cloud for mobile, social and web app scenarios.  No matter what platform […]

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Sync Framework v4 is now Open Source, and ready to Connect any Device to SQL Server and SQL Azure

Sync Framework v4 is now Open Source, and ready to Connect any Device to SQL Server and SQL Azure

| September 11, 2011 | 13 Comments

The profound effects of the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) is blurring the lines between consumers and the enterprise.  The fact that virtually every type of mobile device is now a candidate to make employees productive means that cross-platform, enabling technologies are a must.  Luckily, Microsoft has brought the power to synchronize data with either SQL Server […]

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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Windows Phone > Cloud

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Windows Phone > Cloud

| August 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

In this week’s scenario, I’ll illustrate how Windows Phone utilizes many of Gartner’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform Critical Capabilities to connect to Microsoft’s Cloud services in Azure

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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Windows > Cloud

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Windows > Cloud

| August 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

In my Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP article last week, I described how to connect a Windows 7 device to Microsoft’s On-Premises servers.  Whether you’re talking about a Windows 7 tablet or laptop, I showed that you can follow the Garter MEAP Critical Capabilities to integrate with our stack in a consistent manner.  Remember, […]

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Video > Connecting Windows Phones and Slates to Windows Azure @ Tech Ed North America 2011

Video > Connecting Windows Phones and Slates to Windows Azure @ Tech Ed North America 2011

| May 22, 2011 | 6 Comments

The combination of mobile and cloud computing is like peanut butter and chocolate.  Nobody does it better than Microsoft when Windows Phones and Slates are connected to Windows Azure over wireless.  The Microsoft cloud platform offers mobile developers an easy way to add redundant storage, compute power, database access, queuing, caching and web services that […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Uploading Data back to Azure

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Uploading Data back to Azure

| May 3, 2011 | 6 Comments

Looking back over the last 6 months of this series of articles, you’ve created wireless-efficient WCF REST + JSON Web Services in Azure to download data from SQL Azure tables to Windows Phone.  You’ve maintained in-memory collections of objects in your own local NoSQL object cache.  You’ve used LINQ to query those collections and bind […]

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What the new App Hub in Windows Phone Mango means for the Enterprise

What the new App Hub in Windows Phone Mango means for the Enterprise

| April 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

If you attended MIX 11 or watched it on Channel 9, you might have seen Todd Brix’s session titled “Making Money with your Applications on Windows Phone.”  In this session, Todd talked about all the great things Windows Phone users and developers can expect with the new Marketplace and App Hub in the Mango timeframe.  […]

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The Important User Experience (UX) You Can’t See

The Important User Experience (UX) You Can’t See

| February 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

Whenever I hear the term, “UX,” I immediately think of graphic designers, artists and folks who focus on making the UI of your application beautiful.  Nine times out of ten, this is the appropriate connection to make.  Great UX folks at Microsoft came together to make Windows Phone 7 the most visually-appealing smartphone on the […]

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