Building Microsoft MEAP: Scaling Out SQL Server 2012

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... Continue Reading →

Happy Tech 2013

Here's to having all your tech dreams come true in 2013! May you seamlessly integrate with backend systems and data sources in a simple and consistent manner. May replication enable your databases to scale horizontally in a shared-nothing fashion to give you just the right amount of sharding. May your 15,000 RPM, RAID 10 disk... Continue Reading →

Building Microsoft MEAP: Adapters

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... Continue Reading →

New Jump Start for Developers! Build Windows Phone 8 Apps. Register Now.

Microsoft Learning is thrilled to announce a new Jump Start for developers focused on building apps for Windows Phone 8. This special live online course is scheduled for two full days of fast-paced, demo-rich sessions led by Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Andy Wigley, and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Strategist, Rob Tiffany. Andy and Rob are two of the most respected experts... Continue Reading →

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 the unproductive process of visually scanning and endlessly scrolling unfiltered lists of data in your mobile... Continue Reading →

Building Microsoft MEAP: Introduction

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... Continue Reading →

Human Extract, Transform, and Load

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... Continue Reading →

Where are we now with HTML5?

HTML5 has made a lot of progress in the mobile space over the last few years. Take a look at the latest report from the French analyst house faberNovel, on HTML5 and how to rethink web strategy: Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so connect with me on my blog at http://robtiffany.com , follow me on Twitter... Continue Reading →

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