Samidip Basu demoes using Push Notifications, OData, Live Services and Azure WP7 Toolkit for Windows Phone applications connected to the Azure cloud.
Peter Friese compares several cross-platform mobile development approaches: Native, Web, Client-side Web, Hybrid, Interpreted and Cross-Compiled, outlining their pros and cons.
Dragos Manolescu introduces some of the new features in Windows Phone Mango - TCP and UDP sockets, network preferences and local storage –, discussing their optimization for lower power consumption.
Travis Smith presents the challenges – inconsistent feature support - and advantages – code reuse - of developing cross platform mobile applications with Mono, focusing on data access patterns.
Michael Galpin covers developing mobile web apps, HTML 5, PhoneGap, Appcelerator, Web Sockets, server-side data push, Canvas, CSS3, application cache, video/audio, and mobile platform feature support.