If you haven’t already heard, we are running a developer event for Windows app developers in Manchester on the 16th and 17th May as part of the global //publish/ event. Pete has more details on his blog post here so I urge you to take a look and then
A few of you who attended the Windows Phone Camp in Bristol asked about the slides and code from the Storing Data and Cloud/Networking session. I’ve uploaded the latest versions of these slides and the additional Sockets code project to the FTP site. All the links and resources mentioned during the day are on Pete’s blog post:-
Following the format of the excellent Developer-Developer-Developer-Day events in the UK, Lewis Benge is organising an event on 17th July in Sydney. If you are in the Sydney area then I urge you to check out the website and register for this free event:-
As well as a range of .NET topics there will be a Windows Phone 7 session and labs.
The covers have been lifted off of the twelve sessions at MIX in the Windows Phone track. Following on from yesterdays announcements that Windows Phone 7 development consists of Silverlight and XNA, these session descriptions tell more about the entire development experience including the Marketplace:-
I’ve posted a number of links relevant to the session I gave last week on our Tech-Ed page here. This includes the sample code which is an additional selection of samples than those which appear in the 32feet.NET package itself. The session covered the latest v2.3 release of the library and development continues on the next version based on your feedback.
One of the items of feedback I got for the session was the confusion between Personal Area Networking as a concept and the Bluetooth PAN Profile (Which supports Network Access Point, Group Networking and PAN User). Windows Mobile supports a limited subset of this profile to support the Internet Sharing application which was added in Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU3 but is often documented as a new feature in Windows Mobile 6. There is no exposed API to programmatically interact with the BT PAN profile, however there is an API for Internet Sharing which can be used to start/stop a sharing connection. I’m investigating the best way to add this to a future version of the library.
I was delighted to find out this week that my session on Personal Area Networking was selected for Tech-Ed Developers this year. The session will cover a range of networking topics including of course Bluetooth. There will be a selection of demos which will support audience participation. It looks like I’ll be in good company too, the Windows Mobile track will have a wide range of topics which will enable you to build compelling applications with the latest tools and technologies. You can search the session list here.
I’ve begun uploading the content from the Networking session at Tech Ed. The rest of the example code will follow shortly. All the resources from the session can be found here:-
The schedule for Tech Ed is now set. Now, I can’t compete with Daniel on quantity, but hopefully can equal him on quality. However this requires help from you – I am hosting an interactive session and so you can help steer the direction of the session (within the scope of networking and Windows Mobile of course). If you have any particular topics that you would like to see addressed then please let me know via the comments on this post, or via email (there is a contact link on this page). I’m going to bring with me a selection of code samples and some demos including some interactive Bluetooth content (so bring your Windows Mobile (or other Bluetooth equipped) devices along. Here are the details:-
Tue Nov 6 09:00 – 10:15 Room 131 MED01-IS An Open Discussion of Networking Technologies within Windows Mobile
I look forward to seeing you there!
In November Microsoft will be hosting the twin conferences of Tech Ed Developers and Tech Ed IT Forum in Barcelona. Tech Ed Developers runs the week of 5th to 9th and covers 14 different tracks, one of which is Mobile & Embedded. This will cover the latest versions of all of Microsoft’s Mobile & Embedded products from the .NET Micro Framework through to Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded CE and Robotics studio, and of course the .NET Compact Framework.
This year I’ll be delivering a session on networking technologies available to Windows Mobile developers. This will cover a broad spectrum from personal area networking (Bluetooth and IrDA) through to cellular network specific (SMS, GPRS etc) and internet standards (FTP, HTTP etc). We will look at which technologies are appropriate for which scenarios, the relative costs and how to implement them. It’s going to be an interactive session and will include plenty of code snippets and an interactive demo or two.
My co-authors Andy Wigley and Daniel Moth will also be delivering sessions in the Mobile & Embedded track and we plan to get together for a book signing during the event. Registration for the conference is available with a €300 off the full price until 28th September.
Following on from the developer contest I mentioned a while ago, Motorola are running a series of developer summits later this year. They will be covering development across their range of platforms and devices, including Windows Mobile. They will have a UK event in London on the 9th of November, which conflicts with Tech Ed Developers 2007 in Barcelona which I’m already committed to – more details on that to follow…
Full details – MOTODEV Summit