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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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Synchronizing Data in Mostly Connected Solutions

Mostly connected solutions expect to have a network connection available for a majority of the time. However, a well-designed, robust mobile application intended to function in a mostly connected environment should still be able to operate when disconnected, albeit with reduced functionality. The following sections will examine some of the options available for integrating data into mostly connected solutions.

Accessing SQL Server 2000 Directly

Direct access to SQL Server 2000 provides fast access to the entire enterprise database without requiring the use of SQL Server CE. Queries can be very direct and focused to the needs of the application; the application accesses data only when absolutely required ...

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