Pocket PC Development in the Enterprise: Mobile Solutions with Visual Basic and .NET

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9780201750799: Pocket PC Development in the Enterprise: Mobile Solutions with Visual Basic and .NET

The book is about developing mobile Enterprise solutions based on the Microsoft Pocket PC platform. The reader is provided with a discussion of the business impact of mobile solutions, a method that facilitates the development of Pocket PC applications, mobile system architecture design, getting started instructions, and a significant amount of sample code walkthroughs. The sample code is based on: *eMbedded Visual Basic *SQL Server 2000 Windows A (R) CE Edition *SQL Server 2000 *Odyssey Software CEfusion *Transaction Server (Component Services) *Message Queue Server *Internet Information Server (HTML, XML/XSL, ASP) *Web Services using SOAP Developers already familiar with Microsoft tools and infrastructure are given a mobile development kick-start. The book contains the story of a fictitious company, ACME Copier Inc and how their field service operation uses Pocket PC applications to improve customer satisfaction and productivity. The client- and server side components that make it all work are included with the book, which will enable the reader to reuse vital elements of the solution.The following software is available on the CD: *All the book samples in source code format *Microsoft ActiveSync 3. 1 *Microsoft embedded Visual Tools 3.0 *Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for Windows CE 1.1 *Odyssey Software CEfusion 3.5 Free Developer Enterprise Edition - $500!! *Odyssey Software ViaXML 1.1 Trial Edition *Software 309 PictureBox Control 2.7 *Odyssey Software OSIUtil 1.0 *Ezos EzWAP 2.0 Evaluation *Larry Banks' Virtual iPAQ/EM500/Jordana *Microsoft SOAP Toolkit 2.0 *Simon Fell's Pocket SOAP 0.9 *Microsoft Reader 1.5 *Read in Microsoft Reader add-in for Microsoft Word 1.0

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Developments in mobile technology and the wireless internet are converging to offer new opportunities for improving business processes and creating important new products and services. Pocket PC Development in the Enterprise is the first book to explain how to exploit these trends by developing mobile enterprise solutions based on Microsoft's increasingly popular Pocket PC platform.

The authors discuss the business implications of the mobility boom before going on to provide the method, the code, and the tools for the reader to develop their own mobile solutions. To aid understanding, the book uses the story of a fictitious company, ACME Copier Inc, illustrating how their field service operation improves customer satisfaction and productivity via Pocket PC applications. The client- and server-side components that make it all work are included with the book, enabling the reader to reuse vital elements of the solution.

Pocket PC Development in the Enterprise includes these invaluable features to help new developers hit the ground running:

  • An overview of the business impact of mobile solutions;
  • A tried and tested Pocket PC application development method;
  • An effective mobile system architecture design blueprint;
  • A set of practical, real-world illustrations;
  • A wealth of sample code walkthroughs;
  • A CD featuring all the code plus a host of essential Pocket PC developer tools.

CD contents include:

  • FULL LICENSED VERSION of Odyssey Software CEfusion 3.5 Developer Enterprise Edition
  • All the book samples in source code format
  • Microsoft eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for Windows CE 1.1 Trial Edition
  • Microsoft SOAP Toolkit 2.0
  • Microsoft Reader 1.5
  • Read in Microsoft Reader add-in for Microsoft Word 1.0
  • Developer One Pocket ScreenSnap 5.0 (Full Version)
  • Odyssey Software ViaXML 1.1 Trial Edition
  • Odyssey Software OSIUtil 1.0
  • Software 309 PictureBox Control 2.7
  • Ezos EzWAP 2.0 Evaluation
  • Larry Banks' Virtual CE
  • Simon Fell's Pocket SOAP 0.9.1



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About the Author:

Christian Forsberg has been designing and implementing enterprise solutions based on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. He started programming in 1977 and is still a proud developer, now for the Pocket PC. He has worked with everything from game programming to field service support on Pocket PC. He works at the Swedish practice of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and is a contributing writer at PocketPC.com.

Andreas Sjostrom has more than 10 years of experience in system architecture design and software development. He enthusiastically began programming a Sinclair ZX81 back in 1982. He specializes in mobile database development and back office integration. He works at the Swedish practice of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and is a contributing writer at PocketPC.com.



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