Microsoft Mobile and Embedded DevCon (MEDC) will take place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas May 1-3, 2007. Mobile and Embedded DevCon is a global connected community of events focused on collaborative learning, shared knowledge and practical hands-on development featuring more than 130 technical sessions and 70 labs. This annual event is tailored for the developers, IT professionals and business professionals who are looking to innovate and scale their mobile and or embedded development investments, applications and solutions.
MEDC 2007 offers five tracks:
- Application Development
Focused on developing mobile applications in Microsoft Visual Studio(R) for Windows Mobile(R) using both managed and native code. Sessions will be geared to help you build better Windows Mobile applications, running on more devices, with greater stability and longer battery life. Other topics will include memory and code management, and tips and tricks to help you go to market faster.
- Developing Windows Embedded Devices
This track is tailored for Windows Embedded developers to deliver the most comprehensive training on the latest versions of Microsoft Windows Embedded CE, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows Embedded for Point of Service. Breakout sessions will cover technical detail; reliability, source access, security features, and time to market for existing users of the Windows Embedded platform. This is also your opportunity to learn from, and interact with the Windows Embedded Product Team, MVPs, your peers, and other technical experts from the Embedded community.
- Managing and Deploying Devices
IT Professionals who manage support and security IT operations for Mobile devices and their associated infrastructure won’t want to miss out on this MEDC track. Sessions will cover topics for application deployment, configuration, device and software catalogs, security features and customization. Technologies that will be showcased are Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded, Windows Embedded for Point of Service, Exchange Server, Windows Server and Clients, Office, Systems Management Server, Tablet PCs, and Mobile Technologies.
- Enterprise Application Architecture
For the corporate developer and IT strategists. Gain industry best practice for managing mobile line of business applications and solutions for your organization and enterprise. Learn how to take your line of business offering from 0 to 60 in 3 days with the Enterprise Application Architecture track.
- Business, Market Opportunity, and Partners
Maximize market opportunities. Learn and share industry best practices on available business development opportunities and the partner ecosystem that can support your go to market strategies. Targeted content for the business decision maker within your company, MEDC’s popular Speed Dating event, industry best practices, and guidance on how to partner with Microsoft; this track will not disappoint.
MEDC will also be holding pre-conference tutorials on April 30th, 2007. Each session will run from 9:00am to 5:00pm (lunch provided). The tutorials, begin at the 200 level, are developed by subject matter experts. This is a great opportunity to prepare for the additional training over the course of the event. It’s also another opportunity to spend one on one time with some of our most in-demand speakers. This year there are four Pre-Con tutorials designed to complement the content represented in each of our conference tracks:
- Application Development for Windows Mobile
Covering the basics of using Visual Studio 2005 to target the various Windows Mobile devices in different languages. Covers basic platform features as well as tools usage. Includes some more advanced concepts like calling web services and using SQL Server Compact Edition.
- Building Devices using Windows Embedded CE
Covering the basics of configuring, building, deploying and debugging a CE 6.0 operating system image.
- Building Devices using Windows XP Embedded
Covering the basics of using the Windows Embedded Studio tools to configure, build, deploy and boot a Windows XP Embedded operating system image.
- Deployment and Management of Windows Mobile Devices
Introduces attendees to Microsoft’s Mobile platform, including deployment options and troubleshooting techniques. Attendees will also learn how Windows Mobile works with Microsoft(R) Exchange Server 2007 to provide a real-time mobile solution that is designed to be secure, easy to configure and manage.