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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)

Writing 'Hello World' Program for Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is a cool new mobile platform from Microsoft. Developers can use Silverlight, XNA Framework and of course .NET compact framework for developing applications for WP7. What Do You Need To get started, download and install the following tools on your Windows 7 or Vista PC. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2338b5d1-79d8-46af-b828-380b0f854203&displaylang=en Installation includes Visual Studio 2010, Expression Blend, Windows Phone Emulator, XNA Game studio along with all the documentation required for writing your next great app. Note that... (more)

Six Advantages of Using a Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Solution

Traditionally mobile device managament has been done using On-Premise solutions. Recently there has been a shift in how companies especially small and medium sized ones manage their mobile device population. Following are a few advantages of using a cloud-based mobile device management solution instead of an On-Premise solution: Zero Setup time: Since the solution is available on the cloud there would be no or a little setup time requirements. And most of the initial setup will be done by the service provider. Zero setup cost: IT departments are always under budget constraints. A... (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)

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)