Today, Robbie Bach and my good friend Derek Snyder launched Microsoft’s newest Windows Phones at an event in San Francisco. Two phones for the socially-connected crowd with multi-touch screens and slide-out keyboards. We worked with Sharp on the hardware plus Verizon and Vodafone for the wireless networks. KIN ONE Compact keyboard for one-handed texting + … Read more The KIN is Here
This year at MIX10 we brought the ghost of MEDC back to life by adding Windows Phone 7 to a conference that typically targets web designers and developers. We even saw Scottgu develop the first-ever Twitter app for our forthcoming phone platform. The big news back at Barcelona was how we’ve breathed new life into … Read more MIX10
The home screen, or Start, on Windows® Phone 7 Series can be customized with “live tiles” that show the latest updates from the Web directly to customers. For example, create a “live tile” of a friend and gain a readable, up-to-date view of that person’s latest pictures and posts, just by glancing at Start. The … Read more Windows Phone 7 Series debuts at Barcelona!
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 … Read more Making Microsoft MEAP Real
Check out the interview I did with David Goon at Tech Ed Europe 2009 in Berlin. I discuss Microsoft’s Mobile Enterprise Application Platform and talk about how it aligns with Gartner’s MEAP critical capabilities and how it can save money for companies. With the tidal wave of mobile and wireless technologies sweeping across both the consumer … Read more Interview with Rob Tiffany at Tech Ed Europe
Gartner says that the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) market will top $1 Billion by the end of 2010 and that more than 95% of organizations will choose MEAP instead of point solutions through 2012. The big takeaway here is that companies have been building tactical mobile application silos that support only one application and … Read more Yes, Microsoft does have a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP)
I’m happy to say that my latest book is now available on Amazon. With the world’s largest organizations rolling out tens of thousands of Windows® phones, laptops, tablets and Netbooks to empower their respective mobile workforces, the ability to create mobile line of business solutions that support large numbers of users is absolutely critical. In … Read more Enterprise Data Synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Compact 3.5 Mobile Merge Replication
I’m pleased to announce that today we’re launching a new line of Windows® phones around the world that are available in a broad range of styles and prices. With a Windows phone, you can navigate easily with the touch of a finger and browse the Internet on a great mobile browser. You can also connect … Read more The Windows Phones have arrived!
Who remembers using RDA Remote Data Access to synchronize data between SQL Server and SQL Server Compact? I certainly do! Before I dove head first into the world of Merge Replication, I always used RDA to get my customers up and running quickly. Mobilizing an organization’s workforce quickly and easily is what it’s all about … Read more What ever happened to RDA?