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Windows Mobile at PDC

Looks like Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 won’t be the only Windows-related attractions at PDC this coming week. From Microsoft:

As the smartphone market continues to grow, it is becoming the next business frontier for developers. At the Professional Developer Conference next week, Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business will demonstrate its commitment to provide developers with the best mobile development platform – Windows Mobile.

Windows Mobile Today – Easy to use, innovative, profitable

Windows Mobile proves to be the strongest, most comprehensive mobile developer program today offering developers:

  • Easy-to-use, familiar tools such as .NET Compact Framework and Visual Studio 2008
  • Device, software and service capabilities, allowing them to build compelling and integrated experiences and award winning applications
  • An immediate market opportunity through Windows Mobile’s network of 50 device manufacturers and 160 mobile operator partners. In fiscal year 2008 alone, Windows Mobile sold over 18 million licenses.

Windows Mobile – Ongoing innovation and vision for success

Microsoft’s long term software and services strategy across mobile, the Web, and the PC positions Windows Mobile as the platform of the future, creating broader business and creative opportunities for mobile developers. In the short term, Microsoft continues to strengthen its platform, with updates including:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 featuring new time-saving features, easier phone navigation and management and increased security safeguards, help to meet people’s work and personal needs.
  • System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 and Microsoft Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator 2008, increasing demand for enterprise and LOB applications and arming corporate developers with architectural guidance and building blocks to reduce the amount of time it takes to develop production-ready business solutions.
  • Upcoming Internet Explorer Mobile 6 with key improvements such as enhanced cursor navigation model, touch and gesture support, panning support, multiple zoom levels and easy switching between mobile / desktop views.

So, this is interesting and everything. But I hope there’s some Windows Windows 7-related news at PDC as well.

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