This Webcast will build on your knowledge of SQL Server 2000 and the .NET Framework, showing you how to utilize SQL Server CE as your data store on Pocket PC and Windows CE .NET devices. We will compare and contrast the 3 ways to move data between a mobile device and SQL Server: Merge Replication, Remote Data Access, and ADO.NET. Join us for a walk through of real-world coding examples using Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the .NET Compact Framework showing how to create SQL Server CE databases on a mobile device; retrieve and store data locally; and upload/download data with a SQL Server using merge replication, remote data access (RDA) and ADO.NET. (Ray Barley, Senior Consultant, RDA Corporation)
One of the key challenges for mobile developers remains the process of actually deploying applications out to devices. This is particularly difficult in enterprise environments where the devices may or may not have internet connectivity, and their oftentimes less than savvy users that may not be in a position to sync with desktop machines. In this webcast, New Zealand based mobile applications consultant Chris Auld, will examine mechanisms by which the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework applications and the Framework itself can be deployed to devices in an enterprise context. He will share hard won insights into some of the challenges and solutions employed in delivering a robust management framework for mobile applications. You shouldn’t miss this in-depth look into topics like: Initial Deployment, Over the Air Deployment and Updates, Near Zero Touch Deployment, Building an efficient sneaker-net, Device Maintenance and Lockdown, Securing the Deployment, Architecting to Support Deployment, and Recovering from Hardware Loss and Failure. Experienced developers will learn how the Compact Framework has made developing applications for embedded devices far easier than they were in the past.
Chris J.T. Auld, is the Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer at Kognition, a New Zealand based company that provides training and consulting in .NET and Mobile technology.