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updates on our mobility products, offers tips, and highlights industry related
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News from SYWARE: First Visual CE training class scheduled for October 6th, 2006.
The beginner Visual CE and associated tools training class has been scheduled
for October 6th, 2006 at the Marriott Boston North in Woburn MA. This class
offers an introduction to database design as well as particulars of using
Visual CE to create data entry applications. It is open to anyone; you
do not need to be a SYWARE, Inc. customer to attend. The cost is $299 for
a full day of instruction and includes continental breakfast, box lunch,
and afternoon snack. Discounted rooms are available at the Marriott. Please
contact Frank Yacano
to reserve your spot and get more details, including the course outline.
News from SYWARE: sqlceEnable evaluation edition available.
The vast majority of our customers use Visual CE's built-in database on their
devices and have no need to use .SDF files (SQL Server CE databases). This
is true even if they are working with SQL Server as their server database,
since Visual CE can automatically synchronize to any ODBC database, including
SQL Server. However, some of our customers have used other tools to build
applications requiring SDF files. For these customers we offer sqlceEnable.
It allows Visual CE and Report CE to work against .SDF tables. If your
requirements include SQL Server CE, you may wish to
try the sqlceEnable evaluation.
Technical Tip from "Dr. DeeBee": Controlling a Macro by Using an "if" Expression in a
SKIP Command Button.
When running a macro, sometimes you want to use an "if" expression to skip some steps.
For example, you may have a macro that creates a total and, if the total is more
than $100.00, applies a 10% discount. You can learn how to
create a macro that uses an "if" expression together with a skip command
by following this suggestion.
Industry News: AXIA A308 PDA looks like a phone but has full Pocket PC capabilities.
The Axia A308 PDA is a device that has a touch screen and the full
Pocket PC Phone Edition Operating System, but looks and feels like a
cellphone. As many of you know, we don't recommend devices without
touch screens for data entry applications, so if your organization is
considering a smartphone deployment, you may wish to
look at the technical
specifications of this unique device. Please note,
SYWARE, Inc, has not yet tested its products on this device so, if you
get your hands on one,
please let us know!
Tell us here.