Tag: Cloud

Microsoft Office is Now Available for the iPad

Microsoft Office is Now Available for the iPad

| March 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Today we made the highly anticipated move to bring Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to the Apple iPad. All three products can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and used to view existing documents.  Via an in-app purchase mechanism, iPad users can unlock the full functionality of the products by subscribing 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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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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Platforms that matter most today

Platforms that matter most today

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The platforms that matter most today are Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook & Amazon. Samsung is almost a platform. #mobile #social #cloud #media

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A Quick Note on Speedy, Scalable, Available Architectures

A Quick Note on Speedy, Scalable, Available Architectures

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Just a few thoughts on concepts needed to give mobile users of your SOA infrastructure the best, fastest User eXperience possible: If you care about speed & scalability, your web service will always check the distributed cache before querying the database. If you have to get your answer from your database, make sure to add […]

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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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