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Going Places: Mobile Device Provisioning With SyncML

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

OMA Device Management (OMA-DM), based on a dialect of XML called SyncML, can be used to provision and manage mobile devices in an enterprise scenario. We'll show you how.

Ramon Arjona

MSDN Magazine February 2009

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