Occam’s Razor And Getting Data to Windows Mobile Devices

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…

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Red-bits, Green-bits and .NET Framework Versions…

A question came up on standardizing on .NET Framework 3.5 and the effects on older ASP.NET applications.  The short answer is that .NET Framework 3.5 is compatible with .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0.  However, .NET Framework 1.0 / 1.1 ASP.NET applications are not compatible with .NET Framework 2.0 or higher, i.e. there are breaking changes. …

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ARCHITECT COUNCIL | Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

“Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies and tools aren’t as instrumental in influencing progress, as…

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Windows Mobile RampUP – The Place to Start

There is a ton of information and resources available on the Internet to get up to speed on Windows Mobile development.  However, it can be daunting to know where to dive in, even for a seasoned developer.  That’s where the Windows Mobile RampUp is the place to start.  This link provides a great overview but…

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TechEd 09 Update on Windows Mobile 6.5 Development

Quick Facts from links below: You can register for the marketplace now, application submissions will open up soon. The application fee for submission of an application is $99. This applies to both paid and free apps. To lower the cost, we are offering a promotion through the end of 2009, in which developers and ISVs will…

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Atlanta CodeCamp in Gwinnett, GA – March 14th

What: All day geek fest focusing on code and not marketing fluff. When: Saturday, March, 14, 2009 All day (doors open at 7:30) Where: Georgia Gwinnett College – 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 (More Information) Speakers and Agenda: Currently being finalized. Check the http://www.atlantacodecamp.com/ website over the next week to see the finalized…

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The Mobile Internet – ASP.NET Mobile Controls

While many modern mobile phones are adopting desktop-like browsing experience including Windows Mobile 6.1.4 and the recently announced WM 6.5, web developers may still want to create web sites tailored for mobile device use.  ASP.NET does provide support for device-specific rendering in the ASP.NET Mobile Controls but first some background so that you can get…

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Announcement at Mobile World Congress 09

Windows Mobile 6.5 was official announced at the Mobile World Congress 2009 conference in Barcelona, Spain.  Event highlights can be found at this link. While Windows Mobile 6.5 includes a revamped more consumer-oriented user interface, underneath the covers it is still based on the Windows CE 5.0 operating system.  Engadget provides a nice overview at…

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A Little Light Holiday Reading :-)

I don’t know the authors personally and I don’t work for the publisher—-I publish with Apress:-) but I have to say LINQ in Action is one of the best technical books I have read in recent years. LINQ in conjunction with the language enhancements in C# 3.0 / VB.NET 9 are incredibly important in terms…

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Trust and Hyper-V

I have spent a lot of time onsite in the trenches with customers who have both the .NET Platform and the Java/Unix platform.  Many of these customers are in the telecommunications industry with a heavy focus on Java/Unix.  Given that Unix was born at Ma Bell, I can understand the love but sometimes what I…

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