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,
In the Spring of 2006, I created a Mobile Device Management (MDM) package for Microsoft called Windows Mobile Provisioner. It was used by Microsoft IT (MSIT) to rapidly provision and manage Windows Mobile devices / smartphones for our employees in the years
Wow! Just opened a 1099 tax document for 2011 from Apress. People must still be buying my old books on eMbedded Visual Basic, the .NET Compact Framework 2.0, and SQL Server Compact 2.0. The Pocket PC and Windows Mobile live
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
It should be no surprise that over 80% of enterprise handhelds shipped are running Windows Mobile or Windows Embedded Handheld.
Prior to the Mobile and Embedded Developer Conference (MEDC) back in 2007, my teammates Loke Uei Tan, Mike Hall, James Pratt, Derek Snyder and I made a movie that illustrates presentation worst practices…
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
The act of tracking changes made by each SQL Server Compact or Silverlight sync subscriber can cause a lot of locking and blocking on the server.
Written by: J. Gerry Purdy 10/20/2010 You have to hand it to Microsoft. They have certainly fulfilled the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Microsoft has had a number of previous attempts to build a
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: