Props to David Moye and the CCIS folks who built an amazing application. This application allows a range of users from military commanders down to the unit level and even coalition partners to see critical battlefield data. Visual Studio 2005 allowed the CCIS team to build a richer user interface while improving developer productivity. The migration from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005 was “seamless” according to David Moye from CCIS. It’s also a very scalable application, which is being deployed to the “first tactical mile”.
Also, this application provides us with a great reminder of the value of Smart Client technology, which is in part why this application works well in tactical networks, and increases the accuracy of the data.
You can find the full case study here: http://tinyurl.com/bolzv