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Mobile Enterprise App Platform (MEAP)

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

SQLite

SQLite for Windows and Windows Phone: Data Definition

SQLite WinRT allows Windows and Windows Phone developers to create and manipulate database objects through the SQLite Data Definition Language (DDL). SQLite supports DDL statements including CREATE, ALTER, and DROP to work with objects like Tables, Indexes, Triggers, and Views.  This is

SQLite

SQLite for Windows and Windows Phone: Installation

SQLite WinRT empowers Windows and Windows Phone developers to build mobile enterprise apps using Windows Runtime (WinRT) APIs to work with the world’s most popular mobile database. SQLite advantages include cross-platform (OS + Processor) support, speed, ACID reliability, and support

FiraGranVia

Mobile World Congress 2013 Takeaways

Mobile World Congress has wrapped up and most of us are back home after spending four days at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. Between delivering presentations, walking miles of expo halls, and participating in dozens of meetings, the event is both

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Human Table Scan

HTS (Human Table Scan) Definition:  When an employee has to manually search an entire list or grid of data because the mobile app doesn’t provide any filtering or search capabilities. You’re probably thinking the advent of the ‘magnifying glass’ icon put an end to

Azure Security

Encrypting your Credentials on Windows Phone 7.5

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

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

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

Primary Key

Reducing SQL Server Sync I/O Contention :: Tip 3

Uniqueness is a key factor when synchronizing data between SQL Server/Azure and multiple endpoints like Slates and Smartphones. With data simultaneously created and updated on servers and clients, ensuring rows are unique to avoid key collisions is critical. As you