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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Chapter 2 Refresh: Configuring the Distributor

    Not to be outdone by a refresh to chapter 4, I've made some updates and additions to chapter 2 for you to look at as well. Don't worry, chapter 3 is almost ready... The book is called "Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1" and it's being published by...
  • Blog Post: Chapter 4 Refresh: Web Synchronization

    I've made some updates and additions to chapter 4 for you to look at. The book is called "Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1" and it's being published by Hood Canal Press . Click on Chapter4.pdf below to download Chapter 4 on installing and configuring...
  • Blog Post: Chapter 2: Configuring the Distributor

    Here comes another chapter! My forthcoming book is called "Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1" and it's being published by Hood Canal Press . Click on Chapter2.pdf below to download Chapter 2 on installing and configuring the SQL Server Distributor...
  • Blog Post: Chapter 4: Web Synchronization

    As I mentioned in a previous post, my latest book is underway. For those of you who visited my booth at MEDC 2007 in Las Vegas or Tech Ed 2007 in Orlando and wondered how I built my 4-tier merge replication architecture, your questions are about to be answered as I promised. The good news is I won't...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: We "Brought It" at MEDC 2007 with 720 Subscribers Synchronizing Concurrently!

    At MEDC 2007, we introduced an IT Pro/Infrastructure booth called "Enterprise Mobility in Action." This booth was designed to show off the performance and scalability of Merge Replication between SQL Server 2005 SP2 and SQL Server Compact Edition 3.1. The ability to deploy applications that are occasionally...
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