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 →
All DBAs know that Joining tables on non-indexed columns is the most expensive operation SQL Server can perform.
After all the logical diagrams of Microsoft MEAP and spelling out how it meets Gartner's critical capabilities, I thought I’d show you a picture that provides a more concrete view of what our MEAP offering looks like. Hopefully, this will better crystallize how Microsoft lines up with those critical capabilities and how our reusable mobile... Continue Reading →