Tag: Silverlight

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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Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta2 is Available!

Windows Phone SDK 7.1 Beta2 is Available!

| June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Beyond developing apps and games with Silverlight and XNA, take advantage of the new emulator to view and test your new HTML5 websites.

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Uploading Data back to Azure

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Uploading Data back to Azure

| May 3, 2011 | 6 Comments

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 […]

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Confronting the Consumerization of IT with Microsoft MEAP

Confronting the Consumerization of IT with Microsoft MEAP

| January 27, 2011 | 4 Comments

CIOs are asking for help in confronting the tidal wave of mobile devices entering the enterprise.  IT departments have raised the white flag as attempts to block consumer-focused smartphones and tablets have failed.  The Consumerization of IT has been a growing trend fueled by cloud-delivered services and compelling mobile devices with wireless capabilities.  This trend […]

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Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 2

Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 2

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

All DBAs know that Joining tables on non-indexed columns is the most expensive operation SQL Server can perform.

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Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 1

Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 1

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

The act of tracking changes made by each SQL Server Compact or Silverlight sync subscriber can cause a lot of locking and blocking on the server.

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Improving the In-Memory Database

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Improving the In-Memory Database

| November 26, 2010 | 6 Comments

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 […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Network Awareness

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Network Awareness

| November 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

By now, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the role wireless data networks play when it comes to the success of your mobile application.  They are unreliable, intermittent, highly latent and often slower than they should be due to overtaxed cellular towers and congested backhaul networks.  Hopefully, you’ve built an app that tackles those […]

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Windows Phone 7 Demo Fest Tech Ed Video

Windows Phone 7 Demo Fest Tech Ed Video

| November 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

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The Windows Phone 7 Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) Tech Ed Video

The Windows Phone 7 Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) Tech Ed Video

| November 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

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