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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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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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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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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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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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 delegates…

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New Resco MobileForms Release for NETCF

Just in case all you mobile developers didn’t hear, Resco has released Volume 3 of their MobileForms Toolkit 2008. Resco MobileForms Toolkit contains: Resco CustomKeyboard for .NET – flexible control supporting custom keyboard layouts Resco SmartGrid for .NET – powerful grid control with built-in auto edit capabilities Resco AdvancedList for .NET – professional list control…

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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.pdf The new book shows you how to scale out your Merge Replication Architecture with Republishing.  It’s chock full of new insight…

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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 device to listen later. I cover the current state…

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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 The Apple folks publicly bashed the way Blackberry does email through a…

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