I’m pleased to announce that my newest book, “Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012,” is now available for sale. Spending a decade travelling the globe to help the world’s largest companies design and build mobile solutions had taught me a few things. Large organizations are not interested in constantly running on the new […]
Back in my first article, I showed you where to find Microsoft’s latest updates to the SQLCE and RDA technologies so you can begin synchronizing data with the new SQL Server 2012 (Denali) database. Just imagine, you now have mobile sync components that give you the flexibility to to work with SQL Server 7, 2000, […]
In my last article, I walked you through finding, downloading, installing, and configuring SQL Server 2012 Express, SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 CU6, and the Sync Server Tools. With that series of tasks completed, you’re now capable of performing data synchronization with a mobile Windows client. Open SQL Server 2012 Management Studio and connect to the local SQL […]
Now that SQL Server 2012 has been released, some of you might be wondering if SQL Server Compact is capable of synchronizing with it. With the release of Cumulative Update Package 6 for SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2, the answer is a resounding yes! Build number 3.5.8088.00 adds support for replication with SQL Server “Denali” which is […]
It should be no surprise that over 80% of enterprise handhelds shipped are running Windows Mobile or Windows Embedded Handheld.
When it comes to delivering server solutions with Windows Server and SQL Server, speed is your friend (as we used to say in the submarine service). More speed means more things can happen in a given period of time. If more things can happen in a given period of time, then you can derive greater […]
With the new version 4.0, the little-database-that-could has grown up into a powerful server database ready to take on the web.
Uniqueness is a key factor when synchronizing data between SQL Server/Azure and multiple endpoints like Slates and Smartphones. With data simultaneously created and updated on servers and clients, ensuring rows are unique to avoid key collisions is critical. As you know, each row is uniquely identified by its Primary Key.
All DBAs know that Joining tables on non-indexed columns is the most expensive operation SQL Server can perform.
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 […]