Offline Microsoft Silverlight Applications

At Tech Ed US in Atlanta this week I presented a session for building Offline Silvelright Applications. The session covered an end to end solution for developing applications, building on the work we’ve done with relative Sync technologies, local storage and the common feedback we’ve head over the last several years of working on these…

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Evolution or Revolution for moving to offline architectures

There’s been a lot of talk, momentum and questioning for where and how occasionally connected designs fit into the application landscape.  There have been a lot of questions for “if and how” developers can take their existing apps “offline”.  There have been a number of efforts for enabling offline apps and some longer term plans. …

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First look at the Visual Studio Orcas Sync Designer

Here’s part 1 of the new Sync Designer.  In this screen cast I walk through how to cache lookup tables locally.  In this screencast I use the 2 tier sync, starting simple.  In the next screencast I’ll show how to take the same designer, and split it across N tier to keep the intimate knowledge…

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Additional Q&A on the Visual Studio Orcas Sync Designer

Q: Why does the Orcas Feb CTP Typed DataSet designer not work on Vista? A: Visual Studio Orcas is not yet fully compatible with Vista.  In the Feb CTP there are several issues with something we call “red bits”.  These are changes to the runtime that shipped in .NET 3.0 which shipped with Vista.  For…

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Q&A on OCS & Sync Services for ADO.NET

Not surprisingly we’ve been get a lot of great questions about specific features and scenarios for our new Sync Services for ADO.NET (OCS).  Rafik has been fielding most of these on the Sync Services forums.  Since the Q&A for SQLce seemed popular, I thought I’d do the same here.  Q: How does Sync Services compare…

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