Tag Archive: Silverlight

Sync Framework v4 is now Open Source, and ready to Connect any Device to SQL Server and SQL Azure

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…
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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Windows Phone > Cloud

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

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

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…
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Confronting the Consumerization of IT with Microsoft MEAP

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

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.

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

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

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…
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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Working with an In-Memory Database

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…
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Come and Meet the Windows Phone 7 Team @ Tech Ed Europe 2010

Do you have a burning question related to Windows Phone?  Are you unsure, confused or need more information?  Do you have feedback you want to share?  Whatever your motivation, this session is not to be missed.  For one time only…
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The Windows Phone 7 Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) @ Tech Ed Europe 2010

A Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) allows corporate IT departments to support multiple mobile applications on a single platform. Gartner states that this market currently tops $1 billion, and forecasts that 95% of the world’s organizations will standardize on a…
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