I just finished looking at the book focused on distilling enterprise expertise on building enterprise ready websites and apps built on SharePoint to be used by Windows Phone 7. Many dismiss SharePoint 2010 as a platform for mobile apps because of the initial browse by an iPhone where you get a pretty dumbed down experience. What you'll ultimately find is SharePoint is really the ultimately platform build with a mobile SDK, mobile detection, and a rich experience especially when you get into the Office Hub where you have sync with SharePoint Workspace Mobile including rich mobile client apps like OneNote, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. What might interest developers is the fact that building applications in the cloud or getting apps in the marketplace is fully possible, and underrated.
In the book Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Applications on Windows Phone 7, Todd Spatafore, Director of Technology at Draftfcb. He was principal architect for many of Microsoft's websites who's CMS is managed by SharePoint including Microsoft.com, Windows Server 2008, and SQL 2008. The book goes into a practical way for developers to build enterprise-ready mobile focused applications and sites build on SharePoint as a platform with a focus on Windows Phone 7. The strengths of the book is it's simple approach first to SharePoint and the client services, client object model, IE mobile, and Mobile Client apps. It's difficult to find content in this focused area, but resources including blogs to top resources are included in the book. My favorite chapter for developers is Chapter 6 where we finally get deep into the core of working with SharePoint programming for the Windows Phone 7. It's very practical. I've recently been trying to find more resources, and this book was a great find. If you're looking for SharePoint development or Win Phone 7 development either may have in depth, but what you'll find in the book is the cross over and at that it helps you get started. If you're already doing it, you're likely to look into the specifics of one or the other. As Waldek suggests on his honest review of this book on Amazon, there are a couple of great chapters… 6 & 7 that are the meat of the book are really the worth the book.
If you're looking for a resource to help you get started with mobile development for SharePoint, this is a great start. Note the emphasis on Windows Phone 7. You won't find anything in here on iPhone, but I do find that it's very practical for other down level phones and writing mobile apps in general.
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