If you have missed one of my sessions during the EMEA Windows Mobile Briefing you can find the recordings of our last Finland event. During this event I was covering also the first session and we had a large attendance, upon the demo using the orientation aware control didn’t work 🙂 (I had cut and paste the application blocks instead of copy and paste!) but we had a lot of fun. For the material and demos please check my other post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/salvapatuel/archive/2008/02/24/emea-windows-mobile-tour.aspx
Session 1 – Ready, Set, Go! | Silverlight presentation
This first session sets the scene for the day and kicks off with a quick look at the mobile developer landscape. Among other things, we will see what resources are available to the device programmer and how the pieces fit within the bigger Windows desktop and server platforms. A key piece is an overview of the recently released Windows Mobile 6 operating system. The session wraps up with a look at and demos of the brand new Visual Studio 2008 development environment which promises even better integration and powerful new features for device developers.
Session 2 – Windows Mobile in Practice | Silverlight presentation
Features are great but we live in the real world. This session takes a realistic scenario and shows how Windows Mobile 6 and the upcoming .NET Compact Framework 3.5 can be leveraged to provide a compelling Proof-of-Concept in very few lines of code. See a wide variety of features being demonstrated, from location awareness to making phone calls programmatically. The session will provide an understanding of how everything can be tied together in an end-to-end solution.
Session 3 – It’s the Business | Silverlight presentation
Enterprise solutions are increasingly being mobilized for the new technically-savvy workforce. However, these solutions need industry-strength quality and features that will support the complex requirements these organizations have. This session will begin by looking at SQL Server Compact Edition, the sophisticated data storage solution that allows data synchronization with back-end databases. We then show how you can leverage industry design patterns and application blocks to provide a lower-risk, tested approach to solve common problems. Finally, a quick review of the Microsoft Dynamics mobile offerings will round off the options available for enterprise use.