So due to the popularity of the Shell/Kiosk related articles, I will be presenting a session at MEDC 2007 on this topic.
I have just been overwhelmed with the positive response to my musings about building a shell or kiosk mode. I now have to put it all down formally for a session. The session
Shells and Kiosk – Customizing Windows Mobile©
Many people and organizations are searching for ways to turn an off-the-shelf Windows Mobile device into a single purpose device (kiosk mode) or at least customize the Windows Mobile shell. This session will give a walk-through on various ways to both lock a Windows Mobile device into kiosk mode and implement a customized shell. There are a few options for performing this task including using the Windows Mobile Today shell, developing a custom application, or developing a custom Today screen plugin. This session covers a comparison of a shell vs. kiosk mode, strategies for implementing kiosks or shells, concepts required for implementing a shell or kiosk mode in managed and unmanaged code, and securing the device.
In addition I am giving a session on SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Performance and Optimization. This session is
SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Performance Optimization
This session focuses on optimization tips and techniques for getting the best possible performance from SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition and the new SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition. The session covers optimal synchronization technologies along with keeping a deployed mobile solution healthy and performant over time.
Finally I am also giving an instructor lead lab in deploying line of business applications.
Deploying Line of Business Applications using SMS 2003 R2 and Device Management Feature Pack
Deploying Line of Business Applications using SMS 2003 and Device Management Feature Pack. This instructor led lab will cover
- Understand the basic capabilities of System Management Server Management Feature Pack
- Understand the required components for devices
- Use System Management Server to deploy applications out to mobile devices
- Use System Management Server to deploy application updates out to mobile devices
- Use System Management Server to deploy policies to mobile devices
If you get a chance stop by one of my sessions. Beware though lots of technical content is guaranteed.