Tag: SQL Azure

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > Cloud

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > Cloud

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

In my ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article last week, I described how to connect Android smartphones and tablets to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how Android 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: iPhone + iPad > Cloud

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: iPhone + iPad > Cloud

| October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

In my ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article last week, I described how to connect iPhones and iPads to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how iOS utilizes many of Gartner’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform Critical Capabilities to connect to Microsoft’s Cloud services in Azure: As […]

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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 | 13 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 > Cloud

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Windows > Cloud

| August 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

In my Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP article last week, I described how to connect a Windows 7 device to Microsoft’s On-Premises servers.  Whether you’re talking about a Windows 7 tablet or laptop, I showed that you can follow the Garter MEAP Critical Capabilities to integrate with our stack in a consistent manner.  Remember, […]

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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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What the new App Hub in Windows Phone Mango means for the Enterprise

What the new App Hub in Windows Phone Mango means for the Enterprise

| April 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

If you attended MIX 11 or watched it on Channel 9, you might have seen Todd Brix’s session titled “Making Money with your Applications on Windows Phone.”  In this session, Todd talked about all the great things Windows Phone users and developers can expect with the new Marketplace and App Hub in the Mango timeframe.  […]

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The Important User Experience (UX) You Can’t See

The Important User Experience (UX) You Can’t See

| February 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

Whenever I hear the term, “UX,” I immediately think of graphic designers, artists and folks who focus on making the UI of your application beautiful.  Nine times out of ten, this is the appropriate connection to make.  Great UX folks at Microsoft came together to make Windows Phone 7 the most visually-appealing smartphone on the […]

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Reducing SQL Server Sync I/O Contention :: Tip 3

Reducing SQL Server Sync I/O Contention :: Tip 3

| January 10, 2011 | 4 Comments

Uniqueness is a key factor when synchronizing data between SQL Server/Azure and multiple endpoints like Slates and Smartphones. With data simultaneously created and updated on servers and clients, ensuring rows are unique to avoid key collisions is critical. As you know, each row is uniquely identified by its Primary Key.

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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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