Tag: Windows 7

Windows 7 Slates: Touch-First UIs

Windows 7 Slates: Touch-First UIs

| August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

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

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

| August 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Consumerization of IT is an unstoppable force where employees are bringing every kind of mobile device imaginable into the office expecting to be productive.  Over the course of the next 20 articles, I’ll describe how IT professionals can use the principles of Gartner MEAP to connect any type of mobile device to Microsoft’s On-Premises […]

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Windows 7 Tablets outselling the RIM Playbook

Windows 7 Tablets outselling the RIM Playbook

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tablets that run Windows 7 now represent 5% of the market.

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Windows 7 Slates: Rapid App Deployment

Windows 7 Slates: Rapid App Deployment

| July 14, 2011 | 4 Comments

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.

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The ThinkPad x120e is a Pocket Rocket!

The ThinkPad x120e is a Pocket Rocket!

| July 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

While it may appear to be competing with high-end Netbooks, there’s actually no comparison. The AMD Fusion processor blows the latest Intel Atoms out of the water.

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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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Microsoft by the Numbers

Microsoft by the Numbers

| July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

With Windows 7 selling more than 600,000 per day, it’s interesting to look at all our numbers and see how they stack up against the competition: 150,000,000 Number of Windows 7 licenses sold, making Windows 7 by far the fastest growing operating system in history.[source] 7.1 million Projected iPad sales for 2010. [source] 58 million […]

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Mobile Merge Replication Performance and Scalability Cheat Sheet

Mobile Merge Replication Performance and Scalability Cheat Sheet

| April 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

If your Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) is using SQL Server Merge Replication to provide the mobile middleware and reliable wireless wire protocol for SQL Server Compact (SSCE) running on Windows Mobile 5/6.x devices + Windows XP/Vista/7 laptops, desktops and tablets; below is a guide to help you build the fastest, most scalable systems:

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