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Windows 7 Slates: Touch-First UIs

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 …
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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 your own local NoSQL object cache.  You’ve used LINQ to query those collections and bind …
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Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 2

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

Making Microsoft MEAP Real

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 …
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