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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
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
The iPhone comes to the Enterprise with a little help from Microsoft
This morning, Steve Jobs announced that Apple has licensed the Exchange Active Sync protocol from Microsoft in order to bring the following functionality to the iPhone: Push Email Push Contacts Push Calendar Access to the Global Address List (GAL) Remote Wipe Password Policies ...
6 Mar 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
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...
30 Aug 2007
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...
30 Aug 2007
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...
19 Aug 2007
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...
8 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
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
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...
7 May 2007
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