Tag: Windows Azure

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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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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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Network Awareness

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Network Awareness

| November 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

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 overtaxed cellular towers and congested backhaul networks.  Hopefully, you’ve built an app that tackles those […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Working with an In-Memory Database

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Working with an In-Memory Database

| November 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

In my last article of this series, you finally got to consume wireless-friendly WCF REST + JSON Services from both Windows Server and Windows Azure with data coming from SQL Server/SQL Azure.  You now have an ObservableCollection of Customer objects residing in a Singleton on your Windows Phone 7 device.  This Singleton looks similar to […]

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Come and Meet the Windows Phone 7 Team @ Tech Ed Europe 2010

Come and Meet the Windows Phone 7 Team @ Tech Ed Europe 2010

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Do you have a burning question related to Windows Phone?  Are you unsure, confused or need more information?  Do you have feedback you want to share?  Whatever your motivation, this session is not to be missed.  For one time only at Tech Ed Europe 2010, you will have virtually all the Windows Phone speakers in […]

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Developing Cloud Connected Applications for Windows Phone 7 @ Tech Ed Europe 2010

Developing Cloud Connected Applications for Windows Phone 7 @ Tech Ed Europe 2010

| November 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Silverlight development environment has proven itself to be a rich, capable and adaptable runtime that has reached across platforms to support Windows, the Mac, the Web, Nokia and Windows Phone 7.  Azure is Microsoft’s powerful cloud offering that brings compute, database, storage, and web services to Windows Phone 7 devices. To ensure the best experience […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Consuming an Azure WCF REST + JSON Service

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Consuming an Azure WCF REST + JSON Service

| October 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

In my last two articles, I showed you how to build WCF REST services using Visual Studio 2010 that can reside on-premise in Windows Server 2008 or in the Cloud in Windows Azure.  Furthermore, I demonstrated pulling data from a table in SQL Server/SQL Azure.  I serialized .NET Objects using lightweight JSON to speed data […]

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Ray Ozzie sees the Dawn of a New Day for Microsoft

Ray Ozzie sees the Dawn of a New Day for Microsoft

| October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Five years after Ray Ozzie penned The Internet Services Disruption, he reflects on Microsoft’s move to the cloud.  While he’s most proud of Windows Azure and SQL Azure, he also gives our competitors their due by mentioning that they have out-executed us when it comes to mobile experiences.  He harps on the subject of how […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Moving your WCF REST + JSON Service to Windows Azure

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Moving your WCF REST + JSON Service to Windows Azure

| October 15, 2010 | 5 Comments

Ever since my last blog post where I demonstrated how to create lightweight WCF REST + JSON services for consumption by Windows Phone 7, I’ve received many requests from folks wanting to know how to do the same thing from Windows Azure.  Using Visual Studio 2010, the Azure Development Fabric and SQL Server, I will […]

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