En härlig höst för mobilutvecklare

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Det kan nog inte ha sprungit någon förbi att SonyEricsson inom kort kommer att släppa sin Xperia som använder Windows Mobile 6.1 som operativsystem och med andra ord kan utvecklas emot med hjälp av Visual Studio och .NET Compact Framework. En kollega vid namn Peter Wissinger har skrivit om Xperia och gjort en utvärdering av telefonen som helhet och om jag får mina händer på en så kommer säkert en utvärdering av telefonen som utvecklingsplattform. En sak som är lite extra cool är just möjligheten att utveckla så kallade paneler som är små skräddarsydda applikationer som ersätter den vanliga "start"-skärmen. Även dessa kan du som utvecklare skapa själv, antingen med HTML eller C++ och SonyEricsson har varit vänliga att ta fram ett SDK till Visual Studio 2005, och jag hoppas på en uppdatering till Visual Studio 2008 inom kort. Med SDK't följer en emulator och en del exempel så det finns inga ursäkter för att inte prova vad just du kan göra med telefonen och dess paneler.

Om du också vill lära dig mer om mobilutveckling så kommer Microsoft att redan den 23:e september arrangera en "Windows Mobile Briefing 2008" i Göteborg där det finns en speciell eftermiddag (som börjar redan klockan 11.00) för just dig som är utvecklare.

Evenemanget är gratis, inkluderar lunch och kaffe och kommer till stor del att hållas på engelska.

Agendan för förmiddagen som riktar sig till kunder och partners ser ut som följande:

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Introduction and Local Welcome – Elin Hyltner Microsoft Sweden (session in Swedish)

09:15 – 10:00 Windows Mobile Update
Discover the latest news and releases on Windows Mobile. In this session you will hear how the latest version of Windows Mobile can help your business to generate more revenue and increase satisfaction levels for you and your customers/employees. In addition, you will hear how Windows Mobile can provide extra reason to upgrade Exchange or Small Business Server (SBS).

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:15 Introducing System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 (SCMDM) is a comprehensive mobile device management solution that provides greater reliability, reduces maintenance costs, simplifies manageability, and easily scales to support thousands of Windows Mobile users. With security-enhanced mobile VPN, on-device encryption, remote device wipe, and more, Mobile Device Manager gives users more secure access to the corporate data they need to stay productive virtually anytime and anywhere, including line-of-business applications, SharePoint servers, document libraries, and file shares. In this session you will hear about SCMDM and the opportunity it presents for Partners.

11:15 – 11:45 Customer Case Study (session in Swedish)
Swedbank, leading Nordic bank, talks about their successful rollout of Windows Mobile and how that has positively affected business productivity at Swedbank and for the individual employees.

11:45 – 12:00 Summary, Q&A, Prize Draw and Close

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Anmäl dig till förmiddagen här!

Eftermiddagen ser ut som följer och riktar sig alltså till utvecklare:

11:00 – 12:00 Registration/Lunch

12:00 – 12:30 Introduction and Local Welcome – Per Ahlberg, DPE, Microsoft Sweden (session in Swedish)

12:30 – 13:45 Windows Mobile in Practice
This session sets the scene around Windows Mobile and kicks off with a   look at and demos of Visual Studio 2008 development environment which promises even better integration and powerful new features for device developers. The session then takes a realistic scenario and shows how Windows Mobile 6.1 and.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.

13:45 – 14:00 Windows Mobile LOB Application Showcase
AppStars is a new program designed to highlight best in class applications on Windows Mobile devices. This session will take you through this new development and will offer some potential ideas on how to sell applications in areas such as Sales and Field Force enablement, GPS Navigation and the Utility Industry.

14:00 – 14:15 Break

14:15 – 15:30 It's the Business
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.

15:30 – 16:00 Partner Speaking Slot (session in Swedish)
Microsoft Mobility Partner RemoteX will speak about their experiences of working on the Microsoft Mobility platform, .Net development and Windows Mobile and share some of their successful customer projects.

16:00 – 16:15 Break

16:15 – 17:30 Performance ToolsIn all solutions, having the required features in the program is only part of the final delivery. For a great user experience, the application’s performance must also meet usually high expectations. This session will take a tour of tools that are available to the Windows Mobile developer to help fine-tune your killer app!

16:00 – 16:15 Break

17:30 – 17:45 Summary, Q&A, Prize Draw & Close

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