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In recent times, mobile devices have become quite powerful and feature rich and are getting attention from consumers and businesses alike. Faster processors, larger RAM and flash memories along with multiple communication technologies have made mobile devices suitable to deploy and run business applications. Such advancements are helping businesses embrace mobility to improve their processes thereby increasing revenues and efficiency, while lowering operational costs. Mobile device is an important component of any mobile solution. There are wide-varieties of mobile devices to choose from. Most commonly used enterprise mobile devices are based on Windows Mobile operating system from Microsoft and it has become a preferred platform used by companies around the world. Problem Windows Mobile is a feature packed and versatile operating system. There is a lot an enterpri... (more)

Windows Azure Tips & Tricks

So you deployed your brand-new ASP.NET web application to Azure cloud. All seems to be working perfectly until a user tried to upload large amount of data (approx. over 30MB) through your application UI. Unfortunately the operation failed. Surprisingly small file uploads works just fine. To fix the problem you need to ensure that the following configuration is made in the web.config file. Here value of maxRequestLength is in KB so that makes it 100MB. Having a bigger executionTimeOut value ensures that the file uplo... (more)

Feature Checklist of Mobile Device Management Tools

Mobile Device Management (MDM) refers to the approaches or solutions used by companies to remotely manage their mobile devices (PDAs, Smartphones, Laptops, Netbooks). Variety of devices involved pose a big challenge for anyone who intends to implement a Mobile Device Management Solution. In fact, a single solution may never fully satisfy the all the requirements. Using hybrid solutions (multiple solutions from different vendors doing complimentary tasks) is a common approach that is used to solve the problem. Here is a checklist of features that a typical Mobile Device Management ... (more)

Getting Rid of Flickering in .NET CF Forms. . .

.NET Compact Framework doesnt provide builtin double buffering for forms. In case you have multiple custom drawn user controls on a form, loading will mostly show flickr. Overriding OnPaint and drawing the form and its child controls to an offscreen bitmap before putting it out to actual display is expected to solve this. But, once a child control is added to another container control, overriding OnPaint of the parent container control doesnt allow you to paint the child as the child's client rect is clipped out from the graphics object passed to parent's OnPaint. The solution to... (more)

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

“Bring your own device” (BYOD) is a new trend whereby companies allow their employees to bring their mobile devices (smartphones or tablets) to work and allow them to be used for business purposes and to access the company network and data. It’s a part of consumerization-of-IT wave that has started to gain serious traction in the last two years. A recent survey has all the numbers. BYOD Benefits Employees are more comfortable in using the device of their choice. They don’t have to use two devices anymore, one for personal and one for business work. With a BYOD program in place,... (more)