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New Blog Site @ http://robtiffany.com
Hey everyone, Just wanted to let you know that I'm continuing this blog over at robtiffany.com . I've finally decided to make better use of my personal Domain name and I'm switching to WordPress from the blog management system we use at MSDN. As a Mobility Architect at Microsoft, I will continue to...
23 Dec 2009
Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide v1.1
Just wanted to let everyone know that version 1.1 of the Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide is now available on CodePlex at http://www.codeplex.com/AppArch/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=19798 . This is the first patterns & practices update to this guide since 2002 so it's a welcome sight to...
17 Jan 2009
See you in Barcelona for Tech Ed EMEA Dev
Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and meeting new ones starting December 10th at Tech Ed EMEA! While I ran the Windows Mobile track for Tech Ed North America last June in Orlando, this time around I'll just be delivering a couple of presentations and spending most of my time helping empower...
7 Nov 2008
New Resco MobileForms Release for NETCF
Just in case all you mobile developers didn't hear, Resco has released Volume 3 of their MobileForms Toolkit 2008. Resco MobileForms Toolkit contains: Resco CustomKeyboard for .NET – flexible control supporting custom keyboard layouts Resco SmartGrid for .NET - powerful grid control with...
29 Oct 2008
Chapter 1 of my new Book is Ready!
Mobile Data Synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact > Second Edition Achieving Global Scalability via Merge Replication Republishing Download and review the PDF from my Windows Live SkyDrive @ http://cid-8b9c82da88af61fc.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Sync/Ch%201...
23 Oct 2008
Listen to Rob's Windows Mobile Interview on .NET Rocks!
I was recently interviewed by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell who run one of the Internet's most popular developer sites, .NET Rocks! You can catch the interview at http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=384 where you can either listen to it live via the website, or download it to your favorite...
9 Oct 2008
Welcome to the New Windows Mobile Developer Center
A quick glance at the Windows Mobile Developer Center clues you in to the fact that we’ve done a complete overhaul of the site. For years, our “bread and butter” has been delivering you content on Smart Device Development which most often included articles on building apps with the .NET Compact Framework...
23 Feb 2008
Mobile Scalability + Staggering Performance
As you know from my recent posts, I've been hanging out at 1,200 concurrent Subscribers trying to boost performance. When I first hit the 1,200 Subscriber mark, I was able to change and replicate ~13 million rows per hour. I was happy with the scalability, but the performance was no better than what...
16 Jan 2008
My New Book is Now Available!
"Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1" is now available in print! Those of you in the continental U.S. can just buy it directly from the Hood Canal Press site at http://www.hoodcanalpress.com/catalog.htm and get free ground shipping. It's on Amazon in the...
7 Jan 2008
Yes, We Can Scale to 1,200 Concurrent Subscribers!
Yet again, I've doubled the number of concurrent Subscribers to 1,200 where each Subscriber is equivalant to a Windows Mobile device. I used 6 servers running 200 Subscribers each to create client load, plus 3 load-balanced IIS servers, and a separate SQL Server Distributor and Publisher. Each IIS server...
23 Dec 2007
Windows Mobile Partner Summit Day 1
The Windows Mobile Partner Summit is going great and the event looks to be twice as big as last year. It's always nice to reconnect with our partner community. Steve Hegenderfer was kind enough to allow me to bring my rack of servers to his event. This time, I have a much lighter, 24U half rack which...
12 Dec 2007
New Mobile Merge Replication Benchmarks
I just finished up a week of teaching attendees at the Dev Connections conference how to setup and use mobile merge replication to sync data between their Windows Mobile devices and SQL Server 2005. As usual, I brought along my favorite teaching tool, my portable data center, to take attendees on deep...
9 Nov 2007
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Merge Replication
The non-linear fashion by which I've been writing this book reminds me of the way Pulp Fiction jumps around. Chapter 1 is ready to go so you can get started with Merge Replication for Windows Mobile devices. In addition to obvious technology walkthroughs, I also decided to add a bunch of scenarios that...
10 Sep 2007
Chapter 3: Configuring the Publisher
The biggest and most comprehensive chapter of the new book is ready to preview! Chapter 3 is ready to go for some relaxing Labor Day weekend reading. It's the deepest coverage that I've seen on all the nuances of the SQL Server Publisher for mobile replication if I may say so myself. The book is called...
1 Sep 2007
Book Review: Microsoft Mobile Development Handbook
Best Windows Mobile Development Book Ever Written! Trust me, I've read them all going back to 2001 and I've written two of them myself. This is as broad and deep as it gets when it comes to managed code development on Windows Mobile. This should come as no surprise as it was written by the Windows...
13 Aug 2007
The new book is underway...
As some of you know, I've been building and piecing together the documentation necessary to build out a scalable merge replication architecture for your Windows Mobile devices. If you've been to MEDC 2007 in Las Vegas or Tech Ed 2007 in Orlando, you may have stopped at my booth where I demonstrated a...
11 Jul 2007
Book Review: Professional Microsoft Smartphone Programming
A collegue of mine, Pei Zheng, who works in OEM Services for Mobility at Microsoft recently dropped off a new book he wrote with Baijian Yang and Lionel Ni. It's titled "Professional Microsoft Smartphone Progamming" and it's published by Wiley Publishing under the Wrox imprint. This may very well be...
16 Jun 2007
Windows Mobile 6 Line of Business Integration
In the beginning, Windows Mobile could sync a Pocket Access database with Access on the desktop over ActiveSync. Today, the Swiss Army Knife of Integration that is Windows Mobile 6 can communicate with almost anything. Windows Mobile 6 can communicate directly with any enterprise package or hosted service...
31 May 2007
The Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator is Live!
If you're looking for resources to give you a head start in building a Windows Mobile line of business application to deploy in your enterprise, look no further than http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=80a5c2c5-4f9b-4c1a-bff6-2a3c6b68d15b&displaylang=en . Covering the use of...
3 Jan 2007
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