Rob Tiffany

Tag Archive: Tablet

Tablet App

Pivoting from Rugged Windows Mobile Handhelds to Windows Tablets

I first noticed the phenomenon of companies with route drivers moving from ruggedized Windows Mobile handhelds to Windows tablets a few years ago. The thinking was you could turn these folks who perform direct store delivery (DSD), pickup and delivery,…
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Containerize your Apps

5 Steps to Containerize your Enterprise Mobile Apps

Just in case you haven’t noticed lately, the BYOD Juggernaut appears to be stumbling in the security department.  It’s time to get your mobile enterprise house in order and containerize your apps to create islands of security on potentially insecure mobile devices.…
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SQLite

Getting Started with SQLite on Windows 8 > Installation

Over the summer of 2012, Microsoft announced support for SQLite on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. This is exciting news because it allows developers to build enterprise and consumer apps that utilize the world’s most widely used embedded…
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Surface

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is coming… We’ll have versions of our new tablet for both Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro. Yes, the Surface comes with an integrated kickstand. The Touch Cover keyboard connects to the Surface magnetically. Specs for the Windows RT version:…
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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…
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Windows 7 Tablet

Windows 7 Slates: Rapid App Deployment

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.

Submarine

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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MEAP Physical Diagram

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…
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