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 to have it out there for all our Windows Mobile developers. I’ve spent the…

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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 U.S. so you can order it at http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Mobile-Synchronization-Server-Compact/dp/0979891205/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1199744085&sr=1-13 as well.  At Amazon UK…

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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 had its MAX_THREAD_PER_POOL registry setting set to 10 and had to handle 400 concurrent Subscribers.  With…

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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 is…

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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 dives of the 4…

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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 illustrate how mobile data synchronization can add tangible…

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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…

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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 Hood Canal…

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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 Web Synchronization on your IIS server.

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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.  

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