Tag: WCF

Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 check out previous Windows Phone 8 Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy: Introducing Windows Phone […]

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Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

| April 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 data in Skydrive, encryption and authentication are also covered. Accessing services running on localhost from […]

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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: Android > On-Premises

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

| October 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

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 many of Gartner’s Critical Capabilities to connect to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure: As you can see […]

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

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

| October 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

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 servers.” So in this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how iOS […]

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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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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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Confronting the Consumerization of IT with Microsoft MEAP

Confronting the Consumerization of IT with Microsoft MEAP

| January 27, 2011 | 4 Comments

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 growing trend fueled by cloud-delivered services and compelling mobile devices with wireless capabilities.  This trend […]

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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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