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MI Client Component on Desktop PC

Hi all,

i'm currently evaluating MI for building an relatively complex application for a customer. Many of the major application requirements like offline usage, own database (business logic), data sync on demand with multiple backends, Browser based UI etc. pp. are already fulfilled by MI.

The only doubt i have so far is, that most of the devices in the productive system will not be PDAs nor Laptops, but "standard" Desktop PCs.

So my question is:

Are there reasons not to use the MI client component on Desktop PCs like limitations which apply to mobile devices and would not be acceptable for Desktop PCs?

Thanks in advance

Stefan

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    Posted on Aug 10, 2004 at 06:33 PM

    Hello Stefan,

    imho there are no limitations using the MI on a Desktop PC. My only question is: Why does a Desktop PC needs an Application with offline support? In the times of DSL even a SoHo User can be always on.

    Regards

    Gregor

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      Hi Gregor,

      it's simply a matter of customer's application requirements and license model. The application has to work offline and online. Parts of it will be transferred to PDAs in the future (also working in both modes). If the application license expires, the user must have the possibility to view the application data in the client database for 10 more years without having the possibility to access the centralized data store. The user can reactivate his account and more.

      So instead of reinventing the wheel i'm thinking about using the MI Client Component as client's infrastructure for that.

      Thanks and regards

      Stefan