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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Chapter 13. Developing Occasionally Connected Systems

Paul Delcogliano

Today’s business applications need to extend beyond the desktop. Users require access to pertinent data when they are not sitting at their desks. A company’s "mobile workforce" needs access to data while on the road and on the go.

Salespeople visiting clients on site need access to inventory and product data. Their ability to process an order while away from the office could mean the difference between making and losing a sale. Delivery personnel need access to client addresses, driving directions, and delivery manifests. Having this information at a driver’s fingertips improves efficiency and enables drivers to make more deliveries during the workday. Imagine how much time ...

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