In my last article of this series, you finally got to consume wireless-friendly WCF REST + JSON Services from both Windows Server and Windows Azure with data coming from SQL Server/SQL Azure. You now have an ObservableCollection of Customer objects residing in a Singleton on your Windows Phone 7 device. This Singleton looks similar to... Continue Reading →
In my last two articles, I showed you how to build WCF REST services using Visual Studio 2010 that can reside on-premise in Windows Server 2008 or in the Cloud in Windows Azure. Furthermore, I demonstrated pulling data from a table in SQL Server/SQL Azure. I serialized .NET Objects using lightweight JSON to speed data... Continue Reading →
With Sync Framework 2.1, you can leverage the Windows Azure Platform to extend the reach of your data to anyone that has an internet connection, without making a significant investment in the infrastructure that is typically required.
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 is the next generation of embedded database from the SQL Server family, and it's coming to an IIS/ASP.NET web server in your neighborhood.
If your Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) is using SQL Server Merge Replication to provide the mobile middleware and reliable wireless wire protocol for SQL Server Compact (SSCE) running on Windows Mobile 5/6.x devices + Windows XP/Vista/7 laptops, desktops and tablets; below is a guide to help you build the fastest, most scalable systems:
After all the logical diagrams of Microsoft MEAP and spelling out how it meets Gartner's critical capabilities, I thought I’d show you a picture that provides a more concrete view of what our MEAP offering looks like. Hopefully, this will better crystallize how Microsoft lines up with those critical capabilities and how our reusable mobile... Continue Reading →
Check out the interview I did with David Goon at Tech Ed Europe 2009 in Berlin. I discuss Microsoft's Mobile Enterprise Application Platform and talk about how it aligns with Gartner's MEAP critical capabilities and how it can save money for companies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ93dKkgKCg With the tidal wave of mobile and wireless technologies sweeping across both the... Continue Reading →
Gartner says that the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) market will top $1 Billion by the end of 2010 and that more than 95% of organizations will choose MEAP instead of point solutions through 2012. The big takeaway here is that companies have been building tactical mobile application silos that support only one application and... Continue Reading →