Microsoft would like to help developers to move from desktop to mobile development, and has assembled a series of tutorials it calls Ramp Up to help guide new devâ€™s:
Mobile development is growing fast, and Windows Mobile is at the forefront with over 18 million phones shipped last year and many more cutting-edge devices on the way. Visual Studio developers have tremendous opportunities in this space. Why? Developing for a Windows Mobile phone leverages your existing coding experience and takes it to new heights. In this track, weâ€™ll go through the fundamentals of building mobile applications. Youâ€™ll learn how to set up Visual Studio with the latest SDK and device emulators, and youâ€™ll see how to build, deploy and debug applications. Weâ€™ll also explore AJAX capabilities that offer the richness of the desktop for mobile devices.
Topics covered in each session are:
Level 1: Mobile Development Introduction
Level 2: Device Emulators
Level 3: Mobile Windows Forms Development
Level 4: Advanced Mobile Windows Forms Development
Level 5: SQL Server CE Introduction
Level 6: Security and Deployment
Level 7: Mobile Web Development
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