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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Rise of the Psuedo Smartphones

    What do the following feature phones have in common? LG Dare LG Voyager LG Versa LG enV Touch LG Rumour 2 LG Lotus LG Neon LG Xenon LG VU Samsung Alias 2 Samsung Gravity Samsung Behold Samsung Highlight Samsung Memoir Samsung Propel Samsung Rant Samsung...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Building Offline Enabled Applications

    At Tech Ed Developers in Orlando this year, I had the pleasure of joining Ginny Caughey, Steve Lasker, Liam Cavanagh, and Rob Relyea for a Tech Ed Online discussion on building offline enabled applications. In an online world, why are we building offline apps? Because networks are only occasionally...
  • Blog Post: 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 ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: What can we learn from the new Amazon Kindle?

    As an author and admirer of iconic mobile devices, I’m totally jazzed by Amazon’s new Kindle device. For those of you who haven’t read about this, Amazon just launched its own mobile reading device today that uses a high-resolution, electronic paper display to read books, newspapers, blogs and magazines...
  • 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: Mobile 2.0

    The second annual Mobile 2.0 just wrapped up. The key takeaways are: Mobile Web (iPhone Safari Webkit sets the standard) Mobile Advertising (4 out of 10 Japanese click on mobile ads) SMS (Dominant and growing messaging technology but still underutilized by mobile apps) iPhone (Shape of...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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...
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