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Mobile SIG Larry Copeland July 19, 2008 Discussion on Microsoft Windows Mobile.

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1 Mobile SIG Larry Copeland July 19, 2008 Discussion on Microsoft Windows Mobile

2 Windows Mobile OS A compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 APIoperating systemmobile devicesMicrosoftWin32 Devices that run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Portable Media Centers, and on-board computers for certain automobilesPocket PCsSmartphones Portable Media Centers automobiles It is designed to be somewhat similar to desktop versions of Windows, feature-wise and aesthetically.desktop Windows Originally appearing as the Pocket PC 2000 operating system, Windows Mobile has been updated several times, with the current version being Windows Mobile 6.1, and a new release scheduled for Microsoft projected in 2008 that shipments of devices with Windows Mobile will increase from 11 million to 20 million units. Microsoft licenses Windows Mobile to four out of the five world's largest mobile phone manufacturers, with Nokia being the other.

3 Common features Today Screen shows the current date, owner information, upcoming appointments, messages, and tasks. Users can customize the screen by selecting what information they wish to be displayed.date messagestasks It also includes the notification bar, which includes icons to notify the status of Bluetooth, etc.icons Bluetooth Programs can be installed which adds extra items to the Today screen. The background image can be customised directly through the Pocket PC, or themes can be created and synchronized onto the Pocket PC.Programsinstalled backgroundimagethemes The taskbar shows the current time, the volume, and the connectivity status.timevolumeconnectivity When a program or message box is open the blank space after the clock is filled with an OK or close icon. The main feature of the taskbar is the Start Button, which is designed similarly to the Start Button which features on desktop versions of Windows. The Start Menu features recently opened programs at the top, nine customizable menu entries, and links to the program, settings, find (search), and help.Start Buttondesktop

4 Office Mobile a suite of Mobile versions of Microsoft Office applications is included in Windows Mobile. It includes Word Mobile, Excel Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile (included since Windows Mobile 5.0). These versions include many of the features which are used in desktop versions, but some other features like inserting tables and images have not been included in pre 5.0 versions. ActiveSync has capabilities which convert desktop versions of files to Office Mobile compatible versions. Office MobileMicrosoft Office applicationsWordExcelPowerPointtablesimagesActiveSync Outlook Mobile comes with Windows Mobile. This includes tasks, calendar, contacts, and inbox that can be sync'ed either with Outlook or direct with an Exchange Server (internet connection is required for this method). POP3 or IMAP4 access can also be used. Microsoft Outlook for desktop versions is sometimes included in a value-added CD-ROM which is included with the Pocket PC hardware by the manufacturer. Outlook Mobiletasks calendarcontactsCD-ROMhardware

5 Internet Explorer Mobile is an Internet browser developed by Microsoft for Pocket PC and Handheld PC that comes loaded by default with Windows Mobile and Windows CE for Handheld PC. Internet Explorer Mobile Windows Media Player for Windows Mobile is bundled with the Windows Mobile software. Currently, all new Windows Mobile 6 Devices include Version 10.3 (Build 18123) of the player. For Older devices, Version 10 is available for download for only specified devices these include devices from the Dell Axim range. The player supports.WMA,.WMV,.MP3, and.AVI files. Currently MPEG files are not supported, and a third-party program must be downloaded to play these, and WAV files are played in a separate player. Some versions are also capable of playing.M4A audio. Windows Media PlayerdownloaddevicesDell Axim.WMA.WMV.MP3.AVIMPEGthird-partyWAV.M4A

6 Client for PPTP VPNs.PPTPVPNs Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) which in mobile phones allows attached computers to share internet connections via USB and Bluetooth. Wi-Fi enabled phones can also act as a mobile hotspot via WMWiFiRouter allowing computers within range to connect to the internet using the mobile phone's data plan. Internet Connection Sharing

7 Hardware Platforms Windows Mobile runs on multiple hardware platforms including Pocket PCs, smartphones, Portable Media Center, and automobiles. These hardware platforms did not always exist from the inception of Windows Mobile. Pocket PCssmartphonesPortable Media Center automobiles Pocket PC The Pocket PC was the original intended platform for the Windows Mobile operating system. These devices consisted of both standalone Pocket PC devices without mobile phone capabilities, and those that included mobile phone capabilities. The most current name of Windows Mobile intended for use on Pocket PCs is officially "Windows Mobile 6 Professional" for devices with mobile phone capabilities and "Windows Mobile 6 Classic" for devices without mobile phone capabilities.Pocket PCmobile phone

8 Smartphone The Smartphone became the next hardware platform after the Pocket PC to run Windows Mobile, and debuted with the release of Pocket PC Although in the broad sense of the term "Smartphone", both Pocket PC phones and Microsoft branded Smartphones each fit into this category, it should be noted that Microsoft's use of the term "Smartphone" includes only more specific hardware devices that differ from Pocket PC phones. Such Smartphones were originally designed without touchscreens, intended to be operated more efficiently with only one hand, and typically had lower resolution displays than Pocket PCs. Microsoft's focus for the Smartphone platform was to create a device that functioned well as a phone and data device in a more integrated manner.The current name of Windows Mobile intended for use on Smartphones is officially "Windows Mobile 6 Standard".Smartphonetouchscreens

9 Portable Media Center The Portable Media Center was a device that focused on integration with Microsoft's Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player to allow users to carry their media libraries with them on the go. The Portable Media Center was officially introduced in 2004, and ran a modified version of Windows Mobile. These devices became the predecessor to Microsoft's Zune, and after 2006 Microsoft discontinued the project in favor of the latterPortable Media CenterWindows Media Center Windows Media PlayerZune

10 Automobiles "Windows Mobile for Automotive" is the name for Microsoft's operating system that facilitates multiple functions in automobiles including communication, entertainment, information systems.Windows Mobile for use in automobiles is the latest platform for the operating system, and was introduced by Microsoft in February of 2006 at the Geneva International Motor Show.Windows Mobile for Automotive comes in two different versions. The Basic version includes a Bluetooth connectivity and USB interface for music playback. The Standard version includes this also, but additionally it features a built-in GPS, GSM phone, and security features. The Windows Mobile for Automotive hardware specification includes a 300 MHz ARM processor, 32 MB of RAM, and a microphone.automobilesBluetoothUSBGPSGSMARM

11 Versions Windows Mobile 5.0, originally codenamed "Magneto",was released at Microsoft's Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference 2005 in Las Vegas, May 9–May 12, 2005, and first offered on the Dell Axim x51. It was powered by Windows CE 5.0 and used the.NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP2 an environment for programs based on.NET. Windows Mobile 5.0 included Microsoft Exchange Server "push" functionality improvements that worked with Exchange 2003 SP2.The "push" functionality also required vendor/device support. With AKU2 software upgrades all WM 5.0 devices supported DirectPush. WM 5.0 featured increased battery life due to Persistent storage capability. Previously up to 50% (enough for 72 hours of storage) of battery power was reserved just to maintain data in volatile RAM. This continued the trend of Windows-based devices moving from using RAM as their primary storage medium to the use of flash memory. With Windows Mobile 5.0, OS updates were released as Adaptation kit upgrades. AKU3.5 is the most current release.May 9May Windows CE.NET Compact FrameworkMicrosoft Exchange ServerAKU2DirectPushAdaptation kit upgrades

12 New Features/Built-in Applications New features/built-in applications included the following: A new version of Office called "Office Mobile"Office Mobile PowerPoint Mobile Graphing capability in Excel Mobile Tables and graphics insertion in Word Mobile Windows Media Player 10 Mobile Windows Media Player Photo Caller IDCaller ID DirectShow support DirectShow Picture and Video package, which converged the management of videos and pictures Enhanced Bluetooth supportBluetooth Global Positioning System (GPS) management interface Global Positioning System Microsoft Exchange Server "push" functionality improvements Microsoft Exchange Server Default QWERTY keyboard-supportQWERTY Error reporting facility similar to that present in desktop and server Windows systemsWindows ActiveSync 4.2 with 15% increased synchronization speed ActiveSync Persistent storage (PS) support in Pocket PCs Increased battery life

13 Windows Mobile 5 Today Screen

14 Windows Mobile 6 Windows Mobile 6, formerly codenamed "Crossbow",was released on February 12, 2007 at the 3GSM World Congress It comes in three different versions: "Windows Mobile 6 Standard" for Smartphones (phones without touchscreens), "Windows Mobile 6 Professional" for Pocket PCs with phone functionality, and "Windows Mobile 6 Classic" for Pocket PCs without cellular radios.February Windows Mobile 6 is powered by Windows CE 5.0 (version 5.2) and is strongly linked to Windows Live and Exchange 2007 products. Windows Mobile 6 Standard was first offered on the Orange's SPV E650, while Windows Mobile 6 Professional was first offered on the O2's Xda Terra.Aesthetically, Windows Mobile 6 was meant to be similar in design to the then newly released Windows Vista.Windows CE 5.0Windows LiveExchange 2007 Orange's SPV E650 Windows Vista

15 New features/built-in applications include the following 320x320 and 800x480 (WVGA) screen resolution supportscreen resolution Office Mobile support for Smartphones Office Mobile Operating System Live Update Improved Remote Desktop access [Remote Desktop VoIP (Internet calling) support with AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancelling) and MSRT Audio Codec VoIPAcoustic Echo CancellingMSRT Windows Live for Windows Mobile Windows Live Customer Feedback option Enhanced Microsoft Bluetooth StackBluetooth Storage Card Encryption (encryption keys are lost if device is cold-booted). Smartfilter for searching within programs Improved Internet Sharing HTML support in Outlook Mobile HTML Outlook Search ability for contacts in an Exchange Server Address BookExchange AJAX, JavaScript, and XMLDOM support on Internet Explorer Mobile AJAXJavaScriptXMLDOMInternet Explorer Mobile

16 Other New Features Out of Office Replies with Microsoft Exchange 2007 Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) support for select operators Unlicensed Mobile Access Server Search on Microsoft Exchange 2007 NET Compact Framework v2 SP2 Preinstalled in ROM NET Compact Framework Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Preinstalled in ROM Microsoft SQL Server OneNote Mobile as a companion to Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft Office OneNote Office Mobile 6.1 announced with support for Office 2007 document formats (pptx, docx, xlsx OneNoteOffice Mobile

17 Windows Mobile 6 Professional Today

18 Windows Mobile 7 Codenamed "Photon", Windows Mobile 7 is a major upgrade planned for release in 2nd half of Not much else is known about the release, though leaked information suggests a revamped UI multi-touch motion-related features

19 Software development Third-party software development is available for the Windows Mobile operating system. There are several options for developers to use when deploying a mobile application. This includes writing native code with Visual C++, writing Managed code that works with the.NET Compact Framework, or Server-side code that can be deployed using Internet Explorer Mobile or a mobile client on the user's device. The.NET Compact Framework is actually a subset of the.NET Framework and hence shares many components with software development on desktop clients, application servers, and web servers which have the.NET Framework installed, thus integrating networked computing space (a.k.a. "The Cloud")software developmentVisual C++Managed code.NET Compact FrameworkServer-side codeInternet Explorer Mobile.NET Framework

20 Microsoft typically releases Windows Mobile Software development kits (SDKs) that work in conjunction with their Visual Studio development environment. These SDKs include emulator images for developers to test and debug their applications while writing them. Microsoft also distributes Visual Studio 2008 / 2005 Professional Editions, and server / database counterparts to students as downloads free of charge via its DreamSpark program. Addition language-specific versions (Visual Basic, C++, C#, Web) of Visual Studio Express and database counterparts are freely available to anyone via the Microsoft site.Software development kits Visual Studio emulatordebug DreamSpark Prior to the release of Windows Mobile 2003, third-party software was developed using Microsoft's eMbedded Visual Tools.

21 Links to more information Official Microsoft Web Site Windows Mobile Communities community-sites.mspx community-sites.mspx Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com! Mobility Today Menneisyys' Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Expert blog *User group deal $15 subscription (need 5)* 4WinMobile.com

22 COMING UP FOR THE MOBILE SIG August – No Mobile Meeting. September – Popular Applications Review – Mobile October – Clinton Fitch (New Smartphones, Advice on Carriers, More) for Mobile November – GPS systems Batteries WeatherBug Mobile Fizz Traveler eWallet December - TBD

23 COMING UP FOR THE IT PRO SIG August - Tom Sweet will do a router/switches Sept – Steve Clines will present on Active Directory for Dummies Oct – start a series on Exchange 2007 Nov – continue with Exchange Dec - TBD


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