About the Author
Rob Tiffany is an Architect at Microsoft focused on designing and delivering the best possible mobile solutions for his global customers. His expertise lies in combining wireless data technologies, device hardware, mobile software, and optimized on-premise and cloud server infrastructures together to form compelling solutions. Prior to his current role, Rob was a Senior Technical Product Manager for Windows Mobile in Microsoft's Mobile and Embedded Devices (MED) division where he focused on growing the mobile developer ecosystem. He was also responsible for planning and running one of Microsoft's largest global developer conferences. Prior to joining Microsoft, Rob founded one of the industry's first mobile device management companies.
A writer, speaker, entrepreneur and 17-year veteran of the software industry, Rob has been involved in some of the world's largest Mobile/Wireless Line of Business application efforts undertaken to date. He's the creator of Microsoft's Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator, he's written dozens of articles found in leading software development publications and he's the author of four books including:
- "Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1"
- "SQL Server CE Database Development with the .NET Compact Framework"
- "Pocket PC Database Development with eMbedded Visual Basic"
In his latest book, "Enterprise Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Compact 3.5," Rob describes how to build large systems that scale to tens of thousands of mobile devices. He's presented sessions on mobile development, infrastructure, and architecture at events all over the world including Tech Ed, Dev Connections, TechReady, VS Live, and MEDC.
Rob blogs at robtiffany.com and you can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/robtiffany.