Enable SharePoint for Windows Phone 7 Mobile Access

Version: 1.0.0

Description

The browser in Windows Phone 7 is capable of rendering SharePoint pages with full fidelity. Many browsers have reduced capability and SharePoint is configured to redirect those browsers to use the SharePoint Mobile views. In this Lab, you will explore a SharePoint team site using the Windows Phone 7 browser and then switch to the mobile view for comparison. You will learn how to configure SharePoint to automatically redirect Windows Phone 7 to the mobile pages. Finally, you will learn to configure SharePoint lists for mobile views.

Overview

The browser in Windows Phone 7 is capable of rendering SharePoint pages with full fidelity. Many browsers have reduced capability and SharePoint is configured to redirect those browsers to use the SharePoint Mobile views. In this Lab, you will explore a SharePoint team site using the Windows Phone 7 browser and then switch to the mobile view for comparison. You will learn how to configure SharePoint to automatically redirect Windows Phone 7 to the mobile pages. Finally, you will learn to configure SharePoint lists for mobile views.

Objectives

In this hands-on lab, you will learn how SharePoint works with mobile browsers. You will learn to:

  • Navigate a SharePoint site in a mobile browser
  • Manually switch to SharePoint Mobile views
  • Edit a browser definition file to redirect Windows Phones to the mobile view
  • Configure a mobile list view

Prerequisites

The following is required to complete this hands-on lab:

Note:
See Setting Up A SharePoint and Windows Phone 7 Development Environment Module for instructions that describe how to set up the SharePoint and Windows Phone 7 developer machine.

  • Windows 7 x64 installed with all Windows Updates installed, in one of the following scenarios.
    • Installed on a physical machine
    • Installed on a bootable VHD
  • SharePoint 2010 installed on the Windows 7 x64 developer machine configured with a site collection that uses Forms Based Authentication (FBA) on the web address http://fbawp7.