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sql Sever 2012 and windows RT

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  • hi...

    i am developing an application based on metro design that uses SQL server 2012...i'm wondering will it work on tablet devices too or not...

    because right now i have no access to tablet(and because of price,i won't...never ever) but i want to know can i say in my app ads it will work on tablet or not?

    Sunday, October 14, 2012 6:12 PM

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  • Tablet is a form factor, not an OS. You can test this with Visual Studio's simulator if you don't have a physical tablet. Any app which passes the certification requirements should run on a tablet form factor since the app will support touch and keyboard and multiple screen resolutions. The form factor of the system shouldn't affect network connectivity to a SQL Server.

    In general, Windows Store apps will run on both Windows 8 and Windows RT, but testing on all platforms you support is recommended.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Aryaei Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:11 AM
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:50 AM
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  • Tablet is a form factor, not an OS. You can test this with Visual Studio's simulator if you don't have a physical tablet. Any app which passes the certification requirements should run on a tablet form factor since the app will support touch and keyboard and multiple screen resolutions. The form factor of the system shouldn't affect network connectivity to a SQL Server.

    In general, Windows Store apps will run on both Windows 8 and Windows RT, but testing on all platforms you support is recommended.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Aryaei Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:11 AM
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:50 AM
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  • thanks...but i mean can i install sql server 2012 databse engine on tablets too?
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:13 AM
  • That is really a question you should address on the SQL Server 2012 forums. That said, the answer will depends on if the specific tablet meets the minimum requirements for SQL Server 2012. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx for the requirements. I suspect most Windows 8 tablets will meet the minimum requirements but may fall short of the recommended memory.

    --Rob


    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:13 PM
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