I attended the Microsoft developers event at NCUI auditorium in New Delhi on Windows Mobile® 6.5 and .NET Framework 4.0. Abhishek Baxi was a key speaker on Windows Mobile® 6.5. You can read his blog here. He demonstrates all the new features that Win Mob provides to the end users. How do we sync our data using cloud (Windows Live Mesh), configuring Outlook (Exchange ID) and even configure your live and other IDs, access internet using IE and develops gadgets and other application using VS2008 and 2010 on your phone. He also tells us about Microsoft Marketplace and how do we developers get benefits from the marketplace.
There is lot more to tell about Microsoft Windows Mobile® 6.5, but recently I bought Sony Ericsson phone but now after having a close look on Windows Mobile® I feel really bad. My phone don't have those features....that's not good...but it's too late now. I can't do anything about it...but I am not going to stuck with this phone forever
Resources for Windows Mobile® 6.5:
After this we have a half-an-hour break time and then we get back in to attend Bijoy's Singhal's .NET Framework's session. Bijoy is a Developer Evengelist at Microsoft. You can read his blog here. So, he started up to make all the developer's aware of the new features of .NET Framework 4.0 provides. He continues to talk about parallel computing and parallel computing, PLINQ, DLR, enhancements in CLR, MVC, MEF, MAF and other tons of features...which is totally outstanding.
In the end we move to the round-table session where we all developers start with a short introduction of ourselves and end up with a feedback on Microsoft Technologies / Events / Cons / Pros and how can we make more and more people aware of the fact on how Microsoft Technologies affect their lives. Moving further we also discussed on how do we get more and more people especially students at the events so they know about the new technology and eventually this will help them as a fresher to choose a domain / technology to move on. Even personally I have seen students that they are very confused about on what they have to choose .....the technology they want to work in. They just think should I choose Java or .NET but they find it hard to decide. So it's better that someone from Microsoft or on behalf of Microsoft can guide them to choose what's best for them. All other developers also put questions regarding Microsoft certifications and the black market associated with it. Bijoy guarantees that he will be informing Microsoft regarding the same and will definitely take a serious action against this. After all this is about software giant's reputation.
Finally, we decided to get connected once again and we will make our best efforts to promote Microsoft Technologies at every level as we can. I myself is a DieHard Microsoft Fan and I personally will make every possible effort to make people / students aware / beleive in the power of technology Microsoft provides.