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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework (Core Reference) by Mark Sutton, Rory MacLoed, Robert Burbidge, Stephen Wheelwright, Andy Wigley

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Chapter 13. Accessing Data

The advent of mobile devices has enabled developers to create truly distributed enterprise applications. Mobile devices can execute programs that allow a user to input, save, and query data. If you connect a device to the enterprise over a wired or wireless network, you can transfer data to or from enterprise data stores, where critical line-of-business applications running on the enterprise’s host computers can process it. For devices that operate in a mostly disconnected manner, you can upload data to the enterprise servers when a network connection is available and download new or modified data onto the device at the same time. When you disconnect the device from the network, applications running on that device can ...

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