Pre-release of integration whitepaper available on PartnerSource
For Microsoft Dynamics Mobile 2008 we've made it easier to connect a mobile application to an ERP system of your choice. Part of the work has been to implement out-of-the-box server connectors for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 and 5.0, on top of what we already had for Microsoft Dynamics AX. But we've also gone the extra mile and written a white paper that describes the work involved in building your own server connector.
As a key part of the mobile architecture (as shown below), the server connector facilitates the communication between mobile client and the business solution. The design and implementation of the server connector varies from business solution to business solution.
A server connector is a fairly simple .NET type implementing the IServerConnector interface. The white paper discusses this and the other things you need to know in order to design and implement your own back-end connection, including security, idempotency, and more. Get the document and read for yourself.
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