Chapter 7. Exchanging Data with Backend Servers

In this chapter:

Architecting a Data Synchronization Application 243

Using Web Services for Data Synchronization 246

Accessing SQL Server Directly by Using SqlClient 267

Synchronizing Data Using SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Remote Data Access 275

Replicating Data Using SQL Server Merge Replication 293

Chapter 3 starts by stating, "Most business applications need to store, organize, and view data." You can easily extend that statement by adding and transfer data to and from backend servers. Very few enterprise applications run entirely self-contained on a mobile device with no need to communicate with the outside world. Instead, most applications are mobile components of a bigger enterprise solution. ...

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