Posted by: Sue Loh 

Hello from MEDC!  I have enjoyed meeting many of you in person in the last couple of days.  :-)

In case you missed the news, the service pack for Platform Builder 6.0 is now available as a web download, at

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BF0DC0E3-8575-4860-A8E3-290ADF242678&displaylang=en

 

The main features in the service pack are:

  • eXDI hardware debugging
  • The Remote Tools Framework for building your own remote tools
  • Support for running on Windows Vista
  • A variety of bug fixes

If you want to run on Vista, make sure that in addition to Visual Studio 2005 with Smart Device support, you also have:

Also be aware that for everything to work on Vista, Visual Studio (and many of the remote tools, if you run them separately) must be run as Administrator in order to work.  What I do is right-click on the VS2005 icon in the start menu, and under "compatibility" I check "Run this program as Administrator."  Yeah, it's awful.  It's a requirement of VS2005, not of the Platform Builder tools, and we're doing our best to get the VS team to fix it...