Tag: Windows Mobile

Pivoting from Rugged Windows Mobile Handhelds to Windows 8 Tablets

Pivoting from Rugged Windows Mobile Handhelds to Windows 8 Tablets

| May 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

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, and dispatched tasks into sellers and marketers. The tablet would run a bigger version of […]

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Windows Mobile Provisioner

Windows Mobile Provisioner

| July 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

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 before we developed and shipped System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008.  I drew on my […]

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Books and Taxes

Books and Taxes

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 on! A separate 1099 for Hood Canal Press tells me that my SQL Server Merge […]

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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 | 16 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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Performance and Memory Management Improvements with Windows Embedded Handheld

Performance and Memory Management Improvements with Windows Embedded Handheld

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

It should be no surprise that over 80% of enterprise handhelds shipped are running Windows Mobile or Windows Embedded Handheld.

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How Not to Present a Session at a Techical Conference

How Not to Present a Session at a Techical Conference

| July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

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…

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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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Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 1

Reducing SQL Server I/O Contention during Sync :: Tip 1

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Windows Phone 7: If at first you don’t succeed …

Windows Phone 7: If at first you don’t succeed …

| October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

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 successful operating system for the mobile market with WinPad, Windows Mobile and Win CE.  These […]

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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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Making MEAP Real

Making MEAP Real

| February 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

After all the logical diagrams of Microsoft MEAP and spelling out how it meets Gartner’s critical capabilities, I thought I’d show you a picture that provides a more concrete view of what our MEAP offering looks like. Hopefully, this will better crystallize how Microsoft lines up with those critical capabilities and how our reusable mobile […]

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Finding your Windows phone on the CBS Early Show

Finding your Windows phone on the CBS Early Show

| December 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Microsoft’s My Phone service got its first public showing on the CBS Early Show when CNET’s Senior Editor Natali Del Conte put the system through its paces in New York.  Natali tossed her HTC Pure running Windows Mobile 6.5 into a taxi to simulate a real-world scenario where a passenger loses her phone.  While you probably […]

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