Mobility Webcasts for August

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Windows Mobile Enterprise Case Studies

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Marvin Chartoff, CTO Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services, Unisys

Michael Shortino, Solutions Architect – Mobility, Unisys

Organizations of all sizes, from global corporations to government agencies, have deployed solutions based on Microsoft Windows Mobile software. In this webcast, we examine a variety of case studies describing these solutions and outline the collective best practices of planning, designing, piloting, deploying and operating these solutions. Whether you have deployed a few mobile solutions or are just beginning to think about doing so, this webcast can help you identify best practices for your organization.


TechNet Webcast: A Practical Guide to Working with ActiveSync 4.0 (Level 200)
Thursday, August 04, 2005 – 9:30:00 AM – 10:30:00 AM Pacific Time
Chris De Herrera, Mobile Devices and Tablet PC MVP,
Want to learn more about Microsoft ActiveSync 4.0? Join us for this webcast, where we show you the practical uses of ActiveSync. The presentation includes pragmatic advice including what has changed with ActiveSync 4.0, how to troubleshoot ActiveSync, and where to find support for it.

TechNet Webcast: Windows Mobile Device Management for the Enterprise (Level 300)
Thursday, August 18, 2005 – 9:30:00 AM – 10:30:00 AM Pacific Time
Khalid Siddiqui, Senior Consultant, Microsoft
There’s nothing like mobility. But when it comes to device management, mobility can present a challenge. Join our webcast as we cover features and functionality for all the Windows Mobile device management components. Learn how the Windows Mobile platform supports device management tasks such as application configuration and enforced security settings. The webcast includes demonstrations of Windows Mobile Device Management features.

TechNet Webcast: Lifecycle Management of Windows Mobile-based Devices (Level 200)
Thursday, August 25, 2005 – 9:30:00 AM – 10:30:00 AM Pacific Time
Samir Kumar, Mobile Devices Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
How does your organization procure mobile devices? How do you support them? Do you know how to update them? What do you do when they start getting “old”? Do you have an effective plan to repurpose or retire them? Join this webcast to learn the best practices for managing Windows Mobile devices in the corporate environment, from initial deployment through end of life. We examine secure manageability options for Windows Mobile from a device perspective and a server perspective. We discuss native functionality and partner solutions for life cycle management.

MSDN Webcast: Mobile Device Smart Clients (Level 200)
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Anand Iyer, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
The value of smart clients, when compared to Web-based programming models, is more apparent on devices than on other computing form factors. This is because of device usage patterns and unique network connectivity realities. In this webcast, we explore the technical advantages that the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework and its programming model bring to building solutions for both enterprise and consumer applications. We give you a high-level overview of the features in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Compact Framework that help developers implement solutions. At the end of this session, you will have an understanding of why smart clients are important on mobile devices.

MSDN Webcast: Using MSMQ to Build Reliable Mobile Applications (Level 200)
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Andy Wigley, Principal Technologist, Microsoft MVP, Content Master Ltd
The Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 includes support for Microsoft Message Queuing Service (MSMQ). MSMQ adds to the messaging choices mobile developers can use. MSMQ now can be used concurrently with Web services, custom protocols using sockets, and specialized synchronization technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server Mobile Edition remote data access and synchronization. This webcast will compare each of these messaging choices to consider their reliability, security, ease of development, and implementation costs. Our comparison will help mobile developers to choose the most effective messaging solution for their needs.

MSDN Webcast: Implementing Security for Mobile Device Solutions (Level 200)
Monday, August 29, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Glen Gordon, Developer Community Champion, Microsoft Corporation
Do you have security issues and concerns with your Microsoft Windows Mobile-based solutions? This webcast can provide the help you need. We describe the various security considerations the mobile developer needs to make when building mobile software solutions and the tools, technologies and strategies that are available. You will learn how to provide more secure file storage and data access by using the security features of the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework in conjunction with Microsoft Windows Mobile-based PocketPC and Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphone capabilities. During this 90 minute webcast we will also cover how to protect mobile device communications with your application servers.