As Brian points out Code Camp Oz is just around the corner but if you can't make it to Wagga Wagga to see my session on the Microsoft Sync Services then head along to the Perth .NET Community of Practice meeting this thursday. Details as follows:
Date: Thursday 1st March 2007
Time: 5:30 PM
Topic: Building applications you can take on the road - A guide to Microsoft Synchronisation Technologies
Location: Excom Education - Level 2, 23 Barrack St, Perth
Presenter: Nick Randolph (which would be me!)
Hidden amongst the mass of recent technology is an underlying trend away from traditional web or windows forms applications. In a world where most of us carry a mobile phone and enterprises that are looking to mobilise their work force there is an increasing number of applications that are built to be occasionally connected. Microsoft have a number of synchronisation technologies that form the basis of any application that is to be network aware - in otherwords, applications that don't care whether they are connected or disconnected from the server. In this session we cover three of these technologies: RDA, Merge replication and the latest, the Microsoft Sync Services. We will also cover the recently released SQL Server Compact Edition which can now be used to build both mobile and desktop applications alike.