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| | Blackberry newbie questions -- Visual Studio plug-in
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Ok, I'm sure these will be painstakingly obvious in a few weeks, but I have just downloaded and installed the plug and got a "Hello World" dialog app to run in the simulator.
Now, for you pros out there, could someone please help with a couple things:
1. Are the web services called from the device or from the BES? It looks like from the BES to me, but I am not sure -- if that is so, then they can be internal on our network as opposed to being exposed through the firewall to the Internet.
2. Can I cache data on the device? Or is MDS via Visual Studio more like a web app?
3. Authentication... is there a way for my web service to "know" who the user is via BES or MDS or whatever? Maybe via device ID and map that to the exchange account? I want to create an app that needs to know who the user is and needs to be secure etc.