I will be speaking at devLink 2009! If you are not familiar with devLink, take a look at what great technical content you get over three days for only $75. Here is my speaker bio, and my sessions will be:
Windows Mobile Development*
Do you want to learn how to develop applications for Windows Mobile that are useful in your personal life, or in the enterprise? Had enough drag-and-drop demos where you build boring-looking applications? This session will include an introduction to the Windows Mobile platform, .NET Compact Framework, Windows Mobile SDKs, SQL Server Compact Edition, and frameworks from Microsoft and third-parties. The latter half of the session will discuss and demonstrate creating advanced user interfaces with .NET CF as well as tools and techniques for testing, debugging, and tuning your applications. This session expects no Windows Mobile or .NET CF experience, but will presume some Visual Studio and .NET experience.
Compact and Capable!**
SQL Server Compact Edition is an in-process database for use in applications that extend data storage capabilities to the desktop and to mobile devices. It is ideal for distributed and embedded applications and delivers essential relational database functionality in a small footprint while providing the familiar programming and management interfaces of SQL Server. This session will explore how you can leverage SQL Compact as a local data store for Smart Client and Smart Device applications. Also covered will be Visual Studio support, deployment options, ADO.NET interfaces, and synchronization options. Leave this session empowered with knowledge how to make your applications work anywhere the users are.
My sincere thanks and appreciation to the devLink speaker selection committee for selecting my abstracts. Register today and come join me in Nashville, TN from August 13 – 15, 2009.
* The WM Dev session is an in-depth session which will be a multi-hour session.
** Yes, I stole the tagline of the SQL CE team for my talk title (and think it quite apropos for the product).
TMM is back after a four month hiatus…
I am delighted to announce that two of the abstracts I submitted for the Central Ohio Day of .NET 2008 have been accepted! Go to http://cinnug.org/cododn/default.aspx for details, session list, and event registration (even though the event is FREE, please do register as it helps with planning for facilities, swag, and refreshments). I hope to see you there on April 19, 2008! My sessions are:
A Quick Tour of the Windows Mobile Development in Visual Studio 2008 (Level 200)
This session will give attendees a quick tour of Windows Mobile Development in Visual Studio 2008, primarily focusing on developing with the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 against the Windows Mobile API and SQL CE 3.5. See what features are in VS2008 to enable development of Windows Mobile applications for both the hobbyist and the enterprise. This session will also discuss and demonstrate use of Windows Mobile APIs including GPS, Outlook Mobile, SNAPI, and WISP as well as SQL CE 3.5
Access to Your Data Anytime and Anywhere With the Microsoft Sync Framework (Level 300)
The Microsoft Sync Framework (MSF) is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables synchronization, offline, and collaborative scenarios for services, applications, and devices. This session will discuss MSF, its architecture (including the default providers (Sync Services for ADO.NET, Sync Services for File Systems, and Sync Services for FeedSync)), and the mechanisms by which MSF can be extended. Demonstrations of MSF usage and building a custom provider will also be featured in this presentation
I am very excited about the Sync presentation as I can also now talk about ADO.NET Sync Services for Devices which just released CTP1!
No blogging last week on account of the MVP Summit, but we’re back at it this week…
I wanted to wrap up some thoughts about MEDC 2006 last week (er, nearly two weeks now)..
In sum: What a great event!!!
I really enjoyed this year’s event and most of all got the opportunity to meet a great bunch of people such as – Jenny Kays and John Kennedy from the MED Content Publishing team, Alex Yakhnin, Neil Cowburn, Chris Tacke, Ginney Caughey, Peter Foot, Mark Arteaga, Alex Feinman, Daniel Moth and Maarten Struys from OpenNETCF, David Kline, Ryan Chapman and Richard Greenberg from the .NET CF team, Amit Chopra from the VSD team and many other folks (lest I forget Mike Fosmire, my MVP Lead).
Overall, though, I was just very impressed at how tight-knit the .NET CF / Embedded / Mobile Devices groups (Microsoft + MVPs) are. I had a great time and was really glad to meet everyone. I also came away quite impressed at the level of involvement and interaction the MVPs have with the product groups. ..and oh the things to look forward to at MEDC 2007.