Tag Archive: WCF

Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

During this video, Andy and I cover local communication with Windows Phone 8. After a Bluetooth overview, we show you how to use Bluetooth from an application, Near Field Communications (NFC), bump-to-connect, as well as the proximity API functionality. Be sure to…
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Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

During this video, Andy and I show developers how to leverage patterns for the asynchronous use of networking APIs in Windows Phone 8. Topics include WebClient, HttpWebRequest, Listener Sockets, Web Services, OData V3, Data Compression support, Simulation Dashboard, Data Sense and apps. Storing…
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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > Cloud

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…
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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > On-Premises

In my last ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article, I described how to connect iPhones and iPads to Microsoft’s Cloud servers in Azure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how Android devices can utilize…
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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: iPhone + iPad > Cloud

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…
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Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: iPhone + iPad > On-Premises

In my last ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article, I described how to connect a Windows Phone device to Microsoft’s Cloud servers in Azure.  By now you’re probably thinking, “It’s easy to talk about Microsoft endpoints talking to Microsoft…
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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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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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What the new App Hub in Windows Phone Mango means for the Enterprise

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…
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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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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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