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    TechEd Preconference for Windows CE

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    Microsoft TechEd just announced they'll be holding a preconference session for Windows CE on Sunday, May 10th 2009. The content will be 300 and 400-level presentations by CE experts, and you'll get a SPARK kit for registering. For more information or...
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    ESC Boston presentations available on MSDN

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    Some CE-related presentations from ESC Boston are now publicly available. Topics include building a real-time system, the debugger, and the CE build system. You can find the presentations here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/embedded/dd253223.aspx ...
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    Porting Drivers to CE6 up on Channel 9

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    Just a quick note that a detailed presentation about driver porting in CE6 is now available on Channel 9 : http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/TravisHobrla/Porting-Drivers-to-Windows-CE-60/ This presentation was developed by Juggs Ravalia and myself...
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    When (Not) to Pack Structures

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    Posted by: Russ Keldorph In my previous post , I talked about how structure packing works. Now I’d like to talk about when and why it’s commonly used as well as why you may or may not want to use it. Let me start out by saying that by "structure packing...
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    BSP Porting Documentation

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    When I was a developer, and customer, using MSDN in my day-to-day work, I occasionally found myself frustrated by document discoverability. MSDN often had the information I was looking for -- sometimes in multiple formats -- but finding just what you...
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    Introduction: Jim Causey

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    I've been working as a technical author and editor since 1995. I've worked at Microsoft as a Programming Writer since 2006. I joined Embedded CE and Windows Mobile developer documentation team at the beginning of 2008, where I've worked on documentation...
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    MARSHAL_FORCE_ALIAS

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    Posted by: Sue Loh Hello out there, it's been a long time since I posted anything real, and I feel sorry about that. As I began writing this article, I had just come from the first day of TechEd where I saw my colleagues present about CE6 and drivers...
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    Dynamic Initialization of variables

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    Hi, I'm Chaitanya Raje and I am a developer on Compiler and Tools team for Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE. This is my first blog on msdn. I hope I will be able to share out some insights into new features and commonly known issues about using...
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    BSP Template now available for CE 6.0 / CE6R2

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    New sample code called the BSP Template is now available for download. This code serves two major purposes: 1. Provide a stub version of a BSP that illustrates all required and optional BSP functions. 2. Educate newcomers to CE on the basics of...
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    Windows CE Power Management

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    Nicolas Besson, one of our MVPs, posted a nice series of articles about power management in Windows CE that I thought I'd bring some attention to: http://nicolasbesson.blogspot.com/2008/04/power-management-under-window-ce-part.html http://nicolasbesson...
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    CE6 OAL: What you need to know update

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    For those of you that enjoyed Sue's excellent article CE6 OAL: What you need to know , the presentation the article draws from is now posted online at Channel9 here: Porting a CE5.0 BSP to CE6.0 . Hopefully we'll post a similar presentation about porting...
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    Making parts of Windows CE Device Driver Code Non-Pageable

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    Posted by Wes Barcalow Following on to Sue’s previous posts describing the paging pool and memory management, I wanted to talk about how drivers can be made pageable for additional virtual memory savings. Windows CE has features to allow for more...
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    Good posts about Windows CE/Mobile Virtual Memory

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    I didn't learn about Reed & Steve's blog until today, but got there by learning about these posts: http://blogs.msdn.com/hegenderfer/archive/2007/08/31/slaying-the-virtual-memory-monster.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/hegenderfer/archive/2007...
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    Paging and the Windows CE Paging Pool

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    Posted by: Sue Loh I’d like to explain a little more about memory management in Windows CE. I already explained a bit about paging in Windows CE when I discussed virtual memory . In short, the OS will delay committing memory as long as possible by...
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    How does Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Start?

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    Posted by Kurt Kennett, Senior Development Lead, Windows CE OS Core Operating system code, as one of my colleague developers recently realized, is “just code”. It’s not voodoo and it does not exist on a higher plane of knowledge. In fact, an operating...
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    Adding and removing KITL drivers in x86 BSPs

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    Overview Today I want to chat about what it takes to support a new Ethernet chip for download and KITL debugging on an x86 PC-based platform. We'll start by talking about how Ethernet drivers are represented in the x86 KITL structure, then we'll walk...
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    Is Platform Builder 5.0 side-by-side compatible with Platform Builder 6.0?

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    Doug Cook, a member of the Platform Builder team, wrote a post on this topic here: http://blogs.msdn.com/dcook/archive/2007/05/13/does-pb-5-0-work-side-by-side-with-pb-6-0.aspx
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    Remote Tools Framework 1.0 Is For Real

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    Published by Dave Edson Last year we released a powertoy for the Remote Tools Framework. Now, with the SP1 release, we have released the real product. The Remote Tools Framework allows you to write remote tools (think Remote System Information)...
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    Managing Breakpoints Programmatically

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    Posted by: Sankar Ramasubbu As as extension of my earlier post , I am going to show you how to automate the following breakpoint operations: Enable, Disable and Delete. This post assumes that you have downloaded an image to a device and it has booted...
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    Developing applications using Windows CE SDK

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    Hello my Name is Nachiket Acharya and today I am going to talk about usefulness of an SDK and use it to create applications for the SDK. Brent Bishop has posted an article on this site for Automating the Creation of an OS Design Project and Modifying...
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    Introduction: Nachiket Acharya

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    Hello my name is Nachiket Acharya. I grew up in Ahmedabad, India. I work as a Software Design Engineer/Test with Windows CE Platform Builder Tools team. I have Masters in Computer Science from University of Florida, Gainesville. Go Gators!
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    Windows CE Tools BSP bringup project: x86 emulator BSP bringup for Windows CE 6.0

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    (Posted By: Craig Friesen) Hi, this is Matt Johnson, Jalen He, Nachiket Acharya, Joel Clark and Craig Friesen of the Platform Builder Tools Test Team. We've been given two weeks from our normal duties of writing and running tests against the CE...
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    So Long To DIM(), ARRAY_SIZE(), and...

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    Posted by Riki June I’ve been doing some tidy up work in the driver code, and would like to draw your attention to a little something you will know too well: #define dim(x) (sizeof(x)/sizeof(x[0])) Sadly, its time has come to be deprecated. What...
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    Platform Builder 6.0 Service Pack 1

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    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...
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    Big Book of BSP Wiki

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    I wanted to point our readers to the new "Big Book of BSP" wiki on Channel-9. The BSP and Drivers folks at Microsoft have been generating content relevant to BSP development for the community. We want to enable higher-quality BSPs, so we're providing...
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