Microsoft spins webcasts for Windows Mobile programmers

Microsoft has announced five webcasts covering aspects of Windows Mobile 6.x for programmers. The live presentations, scheduled throughout this month, deal with the company's System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 management tool, developing managed applications using Visual Studio 2008, and a variety of security issues, the company says.
Microsoft's first Windows Mobile webcast, scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 7 at 6:00 PM PDT, will be presented by mobility consultant Andrew Spencer, and deals with Microsoft's System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 (SCMDM 2008), which, according to the company, allows administrators to provision and manage smartphones, and lets users access enterprise applications residing behind the firewall. The one-hour webcast, which will "review the basics of Mobile Device Manager and IP security (IPsec) virtual private networks (VPNs)," will show how smartphone users can access the resources they need on corporate networks, including file shares, Microsoft's Office SharePoint Server, instant messaging, and internal Web pages, the company says.

The second Windows Mobile webcast, scheduled for 11:30 AM PDT on Thursday, Apr. 9, will be presented by David Field, a software architect for Enterprise Mobile, and deals with Windows Mobile digital certificate management. The one-hour session will show attendees how certificates are used to provide authentication, access control and encryption for the Windows Mobile OS, applications and networking, and discuss best practices and "gotchas" for managing certificates on a device, says Microsoft.

The third Windows Mobile webcast, scheduled for 11:30 AM PDT on Friday, Apr. 17, will be presented by Enterprise Mobile Mobility Architect Patrick Salmon. Returning to the subject of SCMDM 2008, the 90-minute webcast seeks to debunk the misconception that SCMDM is hard to implement, and will demonstrate how the software eliminates almost all of the overhead associated with supporting Blackberry devices, the company says.

The fourth Windows Mobile webcast, scheduled for 11:00 AM PDT on Thursday, Apr. 23, will be presented by Maarten Struys, a veteran of Microsoft's many "24 hours of Windows Mobile application development" presentations. According to Microsoft, the 90-minute presentation will deal with how to develop applications in managed code using Visual Studio 2008, test the apps using Microsoft's Windows Mobile device emulators, and access data using SQL Compact CE.

Finally, the fifth webcast, scheduled for 10:00 AM PDT on Monday, Apr. 27, will be presented by Andy Wigley, co-founder of the software development company Appa Mundi, and deals with "practical security" for Windows Mobile applications. The one-hour program will show how to store data security in encrypted form, store encryption keys securely, and implement a working password-based access control system, Microsoft says.

Further information

To register for any of the Windows Mobile webcasts mentioned above, click on the links provided to go to the corresponding pages on Microsoft's MSDN website. [A Windows Live ID and password will be requested.]

Most likely, the webcasts will also be available after the fact in downloadable, on-demand versions, though Microsoft did not provide further details.

To get a list of other available webcasts devoted to Windows Mobile development, see Microsoft's website, here.

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