Tag: MEAP

Building Microsoft MEAP: Scaling Out SQL Server 2012

Building Microsoft MEAP: Scaling Out SQL Server 2012

| January 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

In this third article on building Microsoft MEAP, I’ll show you how to Shard your SQL Server 2012 database using Replication to create a Shared Nothing data architecture to support Internet-scale mobile solutions. In the previous article, I discussed Gartner’s Enterprise Application Integration Tools (EAI) critical capability for building a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) using Microsoft […]

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Building Microsoft MEAP: Adapters

Building Microsoft MEAP: Adapters

| December 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

In this second article on building Microsoft MEAP, I’ll focus on implementing Gartner’s Enterprise Application Integration Tools critical capability using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to connect to back end systems. As I mentioned in the Introduction article, one of the top priorities for CIOs today is extending critical data from their backend systems out to the wireless […]

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Building Microsoft MEAP: Introduction

Building Microsoft MEAP: Introduction

| November 3, 2012 | 7 Comments

After years of showing you how to integrate the principles of Gartner MEAP into your organization’s mobile strategy, it’s now time for me to show you how to roll up your sleeves and actually build the Microsoft Mobile Enterprise Application Platform. I’ve travelled all over the world assisting Chief Information Officers in the development of their end-to-end mobile […]

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Human Extract, Transform, and Load

Human Extract, Transform, and Load

| September 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

HETL (Human Extract, Transform, and Load) Definition:  When an employee in the field captures data with a pen or pencil & paper, drives back to the office at the end of the workday, and manually transcribes the data into a back-end computer system. You’re probably thinking this is an antiquated phenomenon that disappeared decades ago with the advent of […]

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Windows Phone: Building Enterprise Apps

Windows Phone: Building Enterprise Apps

| July 13, 2012 | 5 Comments

The essence of enterprise mobility is the secure extension of the critical data from an organization’s back end systems out to the mobile devices used by employees. Windows Phone is an enterprise-class smartphone with the capabilities needed to empower employees to create an agile, real-time enterprise. At TechEd Europe, I walked the delegates through all […]

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MEAP Mistakes

MEAP Mistakes

| February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

I continue to see people refer to buying a “MEAP” as if it’s a noun, a thing, or a shrinkwrapped 4GL product. It’s important to remember that Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) is a Gartner Magic Quadrant where a stack of products from a given vendor do their best to align to 8 critical capabilities to […]

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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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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 | 16 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 Phone > On Premise

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Windows Phone > On Premise

| August 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

In this week’s scenario, I’ll illustrate how Windows Phone utilizes many of Gartner’s Critical Capabilities to connect to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure.

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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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