Windows CE Base Team Blog

Windows CE kernel and storage technologies and system tools.

February, 2006

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    Encryption and Filters between WM2003 and WM5

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    Posted by: Sue Loh It seems that a common need people have is to encrypt all the data on a device, or as much as they can. I've seen some confusion over whether it's possible at all, how to do it, and what's different between WM2003 and WM5. Really...
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    Inside Windows CE API Calls

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    Posted by: Sue Loh Windows CE APIs are implemented by a set of server processes. Besides the kernel (nk.exe) we have other server processes: filesys.exe, gwes.exe, device.exe, services.exe. When an application calls an API in one of these servers,...
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    How OEMs implement Clean Boot on WM5

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    Posted by: Sue Loh (with help from Andrew Rogers) I’ve seen this question fly by a few times, so I’m blogging it. “Now that Windows Mobile 5 is persistent store based, how are OEMs supposed to implement a clean boot?” The idea is to reset the registry...
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    AppVerifier for Windows Mobile 5!

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    Posted by: Sue Loh Hot off the presses! (Yeay I even beat Mike Hall to spreading the news.) You can now download the Application Verifier tool for use with Windows Mobile 5. No Platform Builder required. See the download page at: http://www.microsoft...
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    CEDB vs. EDB

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    Posted by: Sue Loh CEDB was created as a lightweight database API for Windows CE. A long time back, before I started at Microsoft, maybe the CE 2.0 days or even earlier. It originally ONLY stored its data in the object store. But then as flash got...
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    Porting CEDB apps to EDB

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    Posted by: Sue Loh Apparently I missed this post on the Windows Mobile team blog a long time back. I just learned about it, and still think it is worth noting in case anyone ends up at our blog looking for this information. Porting applications...
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