Rob Tiffany recently updated his book available at Amazon on Enterprise Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Compact 3.5. This is THE book to read if you need to get data to Mobile Devices.
With the new Marketplace for Windows Mobile, developers are thinking about consumer-facing applications for Windows Mobile devices as well as enterprise apps. Rob’s book certainly still applies but I asked Rob a question last week regarding simpler data synchronization scenarios that may apply to a consumer application. Rob must be getting this question a lot because he recently published a blog post outlining on when Remote Data Access or RDA can be a great scenario.
Developers tend to want to write code, which I can relate to:-), but at the end-of-the-day you want your coding efforts to be as productive as possible, so keeping it simple where you can on a project is a must.
Here’s a link with more info on RDA. (There is a note referring to “design limitations”. These are exactly the points that Rob Tiffany is making that for some scenarios, simple is better:-))