July, 2004

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About David Kline

Hi, I'm David Kline.  I have been at Microsoft since July 1991.  Before then, I attended the University of Washington, in Seattle, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Technology.

I began my Microsoft career as a Support Engineer for MS-DOS 5.  Just under three years later, I joined the Windows 95 test team and have worked on many products and many technologies.  I am currently working on the .NET Compact Framework team (since August 2000) and, as evidenced by the multitude of subjects covered on this weblog, continue to be involved in several technologies.

For the past three years, I have been attending and speaking at the Mobile and Embedded DevCon (MEDC) and very much enjoy getting to meet our customers and my readers.

I'm going to finish off this intro with an excerpt from my MEDC 2007 bio (in true bio style, it's written in the third person):

"When he's not busy playing with mobile devices, developer tools and testing technologies, he enjoys strong coffee, zombie movies, classic jazz and playing the saxophone."

Take care, happy reading and hope to see you at a future conference!
-- DK

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    NTLM authentication support in NetCF

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    Many folks have asked the .NET Compact Framework team when our HTTP client was going to support NTLM authentication. For version 1 (and all service packs) our answer was: 'Sorry, we do not support NTLM. You may wish to locate a third party solution or...
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    RichInk control being removed from NetCF version 2

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    The .NET Compact Framework team is looking at removing the RickInk control from our version 2 product (it currently still exists, as of v2 beta1). For those not familiar with the RichInk control, it allows you to save the contents of the control in...
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    Major Flashback....

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    Today brought me back the mid-1980s big time.... I stopped by my local book/CD/DVD store and picked up Season 1 of “ Sledge Hammer! ”. Now, while I did know this was coming, I had forgotten just how funny the show was... For those who have...
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    New Hawking theory on Black Holes!!!

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    This is seriously cool stuff! I once went to a lecture by Dr. Hawking... one of the most amazing nights I have ever spent. Now he has a new theory around black holes -- and it may actually have cost him a bet on the subject. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id...
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    Thirteen years? Already?

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    Thirteen years ago today, I arrived in building 15 (now demolished) on the Microsoft campus for new employee orientation -- as a new support engineer for MS-DOS 5...Now, I'm one of the "old guys" (as a current team member so kindly called me) and have...
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    IPv6 and the NetCF v2 beta

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    One of the new features of the .NET Compact Framework v2 beta is support for IPv6. Unlike the full .NET Framework, you do not need to explicitly enable IPv6 in NetCF -- if your device has support for IPv6 installed, it will be available to NetCF applications...
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    Debugging NetCF apps with cordbg - Part V: Breakpoints, stepping and setip

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    In the first four parts of this series, we have covered the background data needed to debug .NET Compact Framework applications with cordbg.exe ( getting connected , handy modes , unsupported commands and v2 beta 1 ). For the remainder of this series...
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    Debugging NetCF applications with cordbg - Part IV

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    In the first three parts of this series, I discussed the preliminaries of using cordbg to debug NetCF projects: getting connected , debugger modes and unsupported commands . In today's installment, I want to introduce NetCF v2.0 beta 1 and the changes...
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    Debugging NetCF applications with CorDbg - Part VI: Function evaluation

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    Previous debugger series entries: I , II , III , IV , V This week's installment of the debugging NetCF applicaitons using CorDbg series covers function evaluation ( funceval). Commands referenced f[unceval] Function evaluation newo[bj] Create a...
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    .NET Compact Framework V1.0 SP3 Beta Release

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    For those who may have missed the announcement from Jonathan Wells.... The NetCF team invites you to test drive the V1.0 SP3 beta release. Jonathan's page has the details on how to get the beta and the issues addressed. Please give this a spin and...
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    Congrats, NASA, on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch

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    Thirty-five years, today, since Apollo 11 took off and headed for the moon! http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/apollo11/index.html Here's to hoping we, as a species, goes back.... soon. -- DK
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    NetCF application hanging when remote server disconnects from the network?

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    I've been seeing a few reports of NetCF web service applications hanging when the target server disconnects from the network. If you are experiencing this, I may have a solution for you. What we have found is that if the server disconnects before sending...
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