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 give you my…

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The Windows Phones have arrived!

I’m pleased to announce that today we’re launching a new line of Windows® phones around the world that are available in a broad range of styles and prices. With a Windows phone, you can navigate easily with the touch of a finger and browse the Internet on a great mobile browser. You can also connect…

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The Hidden Message Queue on your Windows phone

The ability to be “offline” and “occasionally-connected” is a critical component of successful mobile apps.  Wireless data networks lack complete coverage and exhibit a level of unreliability that immediately disqualify permanently-connected apps like you might see on a corporate LAN.  For a mobile app to be successful, it must allow the user to keep working…

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What ever happened to RDA?

Who remembers using Remote Data Access to synchronize data between SQL Server and SQL Server Compact?  I certainly do! Before I dove head first into the world of Merge Replication, I always used RDA to get my customers up and running quickly.  Mobilizing an organization’s workforce quickly and easily is what it’s all about so…

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Managed Gestures

Touch-ability is one of the most important new features of Windows Mobile 6.5.  As many of you know, we released Gesture APIs for C++ developers earlier this summer.  Thanks to the hard work of folks like Maarten Struys, Alex Yakhnin and Ron Buckton, we now have gesture support for the .NET Compact Framework.  You can download…

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Microsoft and Nokia Form Global Alliance to Design, Develop and Market Mobile Productivity Solutions

The worldwide leader in software and the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer have entered into an alliance that is set to deliver a groundbreaking, enterprise-grade solution for mobile productivity. Today, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop and Nokia’s Executive Vice President for Devices Kai Öistämö announced the agreement, outlining a shared vision for the future of…

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Enterprise Data Synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Compact 3.5 Mobile Merge Replication

I’m happy to say that my latest book is now available on Amazon @ http://www.amazon.com/Enterprise-Synchronization-Microsoft-Compact-Replication/dp/0979891213/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248893911&sr=1-4. With the world’s largest organizations rolling out tens of thousands of Windows® phones, laptops, tablets and Netbooks to empower their respective mobile workforces, the ability to create mobile line of business solutions that support large numbers of users is absolutely…

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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 Exclaim Samsung Instinct Samsung Magnet Samsung Eternity Samsung Impression Sanyo…

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MemMaker for the .NET Compact Framework

Does everyone remember the good old days of DOS when we used to spend our time making more of the 640 KB memory space available for our drivers, programs, TSRs and even Windows?  Things like QEMM, HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE bring back fond memories for me.  We had this one slot and Billg said we’d never…

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Windows Mobile 6.5 is getting Stylish

Check out one of the great new device themes from designer Isaac Mizrahi! On the technical side of this, we’ve updated memory allocation so that switching Today screens and backgrounds repeatedly does not cause animations to become slower, the background image to become black, or the device to become unresponsive.  This is all good! -Rob…

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