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Data Points: Accessing Data from a Mobile Application

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This month John Papa takes a look at developing a mobile application that can access data on your application server.

John Papa

MSDN Magazine January 2008

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Hi all,

I was rummaging the internet learning aspx and came across the concept of: Microsoft Application Block for Data Access in .NET

It seems great of course. The articles are all early 2003-5 such as


So the question is - is this tech still relevant and should I be using it?



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