Windows Phone 7 Webcast Series

Trust me friends, the next big thing is mobile. Nowadays, everyone (Yes, I mean everyone, even school going kids) are using mobile phones, may be for taking pictures, listening to music, playing games, sending text messages (SMS) and sometimes even to call friends.

Apart from that mobile devices are also used for business reasons, like sending/receiving mails, updating/querying sales records at field, checking medical records at health-care centre and what not.

And obviously, mobile application developers will need to build such solutions. But building mobile solutions is a challenging task with so many platforms, so many devices, restricted screen resolutions, bandwidth issues and many more challenges.

Microsoft Windows Mobile, made mobile application development much easier. Developers can choose their preferred language (VB/C#) and start building mobile apps. That too in a managed environment of .NET Compact Framework.

With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has come up with a new platform for mobile devices. This platform is aimed to provide rich user interface using Silverlight and same managed environment using .NET Compact Framework.

To kick start Windows Phone 7 development, with Pune User Group, I’m hosting a 7 session webcast series. These webcasts are going to cover almost every ‘practical’ aspect of mobile development on Windows Phone 7. So, for next 7 Weeks, 7 Hours, enjoy the 7 hot topics about Windows Phone 7

The complete list of sessions and dates can be found at: http://www.puneusergroup.org/windows-phone-7-webcasts.aspx

Apart from that, PUG with Gouri Sohani will be hosting a series of webcast on VS2010 ALM: http://www.puneusergroup.org/vs2010-alm-live.aspx

I hope, this will help you to learn more about these latest technologies.

So, lets meet online for these live webcasts.

Namaste

Mayur Tendulkar | www.mayurtendulkar.com

SharePoint Day 2010 Event Updates

Thank you very much to all who attended and made this event successful. We had very good number of audience and yes, they are interested in knowing SharePoint.

The event photographs can be found at this link

SharePoint 2010 on Phone:

Indeed, SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone 7 are two ‘HOT’ products in industry and both can work amazingly well with each other. I presented different scenarios and techniques for doing this collaboration.

However, I wanted to show some more demos but couldn’t do it because of time constraint. I’ll do it in next event.

Till the time, you can find the PowerPoint deck here:

Namaste

Mayur Tendulkar | www.mayurtendulkar.com

Windows Mobile LOB Accelerator

Yesterday (5th Feb 2010), I delivered a session on Microsoft Windows Mobile Line of Business (LOB) Solution Accelerator 2008 at Microsoft Architect Days, St. Lauren, Pune.
Microsoft Windows Mobile LOB Solution Accelerator is an end-to-end sample application, written entirely in Visual Studio 2008 using C#. This sample application showcases many technologies and concepts behind Windows Mobile, like – using WCF Services, making ‘adaptable’ WM applications, using MapPoint Web Services and much more.
You can find presentation here, on the same page. Whilst, to get started with LOB you’ll need following resources:

0. PowerPoint Presentation:

1. Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (Team Suite (90-day Trial)
Please note: Microsoft SQL Server CE 3.5 will get installed with this release.
2. Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 SDK

3. Microsoft Windows Mobile LOB Solution Accelerator

4. Microsoft patterns & practices – Smart Client Guidance
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You may also need following software titles:
5. Microsoft Sync Services Framework

6. Microsoft SQL Server 2008

This will help you to get started with building Windows Mobile applications OR to integrate mobile-client into existing mobile applications.

Soon, I’ll share screen-cast on this sample application.

Thanks for attending Microsoft Architect Days and making it ‘one more successful event’

Namaste

Mayur Tendulkar | http://www.mayurtendulkar.com