The DragonBoard 410c from Qualcomm is available and now it's time to get it up and running with Windows 10 IoT Core and Universal Windows Platform apps. The DragonBoard is based on the 64-bit, quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor running at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of of internal storage. You... Continue Reading →
I first noticed the phenomenon of companies with route drivers moving from ruggedized Windows Mobile handhelds to Windows tablets a few years ago. The thinking was you could turn these folks who perform direct store delivery (DSD), pickup and delivery, and dispatched tasks into sellers and marketers. The tablet would run a bigger version of... Continue Reading →
When it comes to building apps with "Touch-First" user interfaces for Windows 7 Slates, there are a few principles you need to follow. Instead of talking about gestures, swiping, pinching or receiving multi-touch Windows messages, I'm going to stick to the basics in this article. I’m not an artist or UX guru, but I have... Continue Reading →
If you're delivering an app that requires all the power of .NET though, you might consider using version 3.51 since it's part of the Windows 7 OS image.
Looking back over the last 6 months of this series of articles, you’ve created wireless-efficient WCF REST + JSON Web Services in Azure to download data from SQL Azure tables to Windows Phone. You’ve maintained in-memory collections of objects in your own local NoSQL object cache. You've used LINQ to query those collections and bind... Continue Reading →
About a month ago, I wrote an article intended to help you fill some of the gaps left by the missing SQL Server Compact database. Since your Windows Phone 7 Silverlight app is consuming an ObservableCollection of objects streaming down from Windows Azure and SQL Azure, it makes sense to organize those objects in a... 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 →