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Introduction of Mobile entree in MOSS2010

Posted By:Ravishankar       Posted Date: April 16, 2011    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

This article will give you brief idea about mobile entree in sharepoint2010
 

Overview

  • Mobile Entree (ME) provides SharePoint users a rich interface to increase business productivity from their Smart-phone
  • Users can continue to collaborate and maintain access to SharePoint data, business workflow processes, line of business applications as well as Business Intelligence.
  • ME utilizes the mobile web browser as the client delivery platform thus making it, by nature, cross-platform
  • Mobile access to SharePoint lists, document libraries, discussion boards and search

Features

  • Rich Interface to access out of the box SharePoint capability such as lists, document libraries, workflow, search and much more
  • Mobile Entree supports almost all the Smartphones like Blackberry, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android, PalmOS and Nokia Symbian devices with no need to install any 'apps' on the device.
  • Mobile Entree extends SharePoint into a MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platform) providing a rich API to build your own mobile applications without any need to program for the different devices.
  • Mobile Entree is cross device compliant
  • Mobile Entree supports SharePoint BI

Limitations

  • ME only supports out of the box SharePoint capability such as lists, document libraries etc.
  • Some OOB controls such as list attachment control and custom SPField controls are not supported
  • Site branding is not replicated as it is on Mobile browsers
  • Developers has to get acquainted with the API's to develop custom Mobile Applications

Demo

SharePoint site

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SharePoint Site in Mobile view

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SharePoint Site (Mobile Entree configured)

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This is the overview of mobile entree, wait for next article which will be the customization of sharepoint for mobile using mobile entree.


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