Accessing your web content through mobile phones has become a trend these days. Consequently, SharePoint 2010 has also exhibited its ability to access sites and content from mobile phones using a modem micro browser and an access gateway.
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation provides architecture to support mobile access to SharePoint pages and list data. Users of mobile devices navigate to the same URLs as the users of desktop browsers. The mobile device is automatically redirected to a version of the page that is optimized for mobile devices. From there, users can use navigation links in the footer section of the mobile page to navigate among the home page, the all content (“list of lists”) page, list view pages, and mobile version of custom site pages including Web Part pages and wiki-enabled pages. There are also mobile versions of the New item, Edit item, and Display item forms. Any list that has a mobile view is accessible. A mobile view is simply a standard SharePoint list view marked for additional use as a mobile list view.
As SharePoint has different set of pages for mobile access, it also has an entirely separate set of controls for the mobile pages. Unlike server controls of the Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls namespace which are typically used in Web site pages displayed in the browser, SharePoint Foundation mobile controls of the Microsoft.SharePoint.MobileControls namespace used in mobile pages inherit from Microsoft ASP.NET controls of the System.Web.UI.MobileControls namespace.
Mobile access to the Web-based team sites connects people, organizations, suppliers, and customers no matter where they are. With mobile access to team sites, you get a powerful solution that offers an immediate venue for expressing ideas and communicating in a collaborative environment. Most important, mobile access to workspaces can help your organization more effectively handle three of the primary challenges of working on team projects:
o Getting timely approvals
o Coordinating team efforts
o Tracking outstanding issues in near real time
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