GerardoDada

Hello. I am Gerardo Dada, formerly responsible for Developer Marketing at Microsoft (hence the blog name), now doing Windows Mobile Marketing with our OEM and mobile operator carriers. Even though I work in marketing for Microsoft, this blog represents m

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  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile eMail Troubleshooting

    If we follow Paretto's 80/20 rule, 80% of problems are caused by 20% of problems. In my experience with WIndows Mobile the rule is more like 95/5. After helping a few people solve their email syncing problems I found three steps that will either solve most problems, or at least help identify the source...
  • Blog Post: How is Windows Mobile doing?

    I get this question a lot - and being a public company of course I cannot share any confidential information beyond what has been published. Last week Wireless Week published an interview with Pieter Knook in which you can find a few interesting datapoints: " According to our second quarter 2007...
  • Blog Post: Could the Symbol MC35 be the Most Important launch at CTIA ?

    So the Motorola Symbol MC35 launched at CTIA , which is an announcement most people missed beacuse of the other hundred press releases and phone launches that happened last week at the show. However, I believe this could be the most exciting announcement at the show because it could open a completely...
  • Blog Post: IT Webcast on Microsoft's Internal Mobility Deployment to 50,000 users - April 26th

    Windows Mobile 101: How Does Microsoft support its own Windows Mobile deployment? Find out here on April 26th ! About 75% of Microsoft employees have a Windows Mobile device. I think we are also the #1 user of Mobile email worldwide now. How do we deploy, manage and use Windows Mobile inside Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: How to use your Dash as a Modem

    Using Internet Sharing With Internet Sharing, you can use your phone as an external modem for another device such as a PDA or notebook computer. Notes: • If you want to use a USB cable connection, you must first install Microsoft ActiveSync version 4.2 or later on the computer. • Before...
  • Blog Post: Cnet compares Blackjack versus Blackberry 8800

    And the winner is... http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11396_7-6716710-7.html?tag=btn " The RIM BlackBerry 8800 ...really didn't have a chance...the BlackJack simply overpowered the camera-less, 3G-deficient BlackBerry 8800 "
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 Roadshow

    Windows IT Pro Magazine is hosting a series of 10 events about unified communications and Exchange 2007. Independent experts will share advice on deploying, managing and securing Exchange 2007 and will share their vision on Unified Communications. We will be there talking about Windows Mobile 6 and showing...
  • Blog Post: Sprint Special offer for Developers and IT pros - Treo 700wx $99

    Someone recently left a comment on my earlier post about the special promotion Sprint is making available to Developers and IT Pros about a requirement to get a 2 year contract. Sprint confirmed that only a one year commitment is required, although the form might promote the 2 year contract as an option...
  • Blog Post: Palm Treo 700wx now available with Verizon

    Palm and Verizon announced yesterday the availability of the 700wx which was previously only found on Sprint. The 700wx's main advantage over the 700w is mainly additional memory for applciations: from 32 to 64Mb SDRAM. Additional advantages include: Support for USB and Bluetooth DUN Support...
  • Blog Post: Important Daylight Savings Time Update for Windows Mobile

    This year daylight savings time (DST) will change from previous years by a few weeks.All Windows Mobile devices (prior to Windows Mobile 6) require this update. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/daylightsaving/default.mspx
  • Blog Post: Cantor Fitzgerald doropping their Blackberries for Windows Mobile devices

    " It's a much more powerful device " - said Cantor. I'll be happy to send them a big trash can for the 1,500 text-paging-era devices they will be disposing. Read the whole Business Week story here http://www.businessweek.com/print/technology/content/feb2007/tc20070208_003869.htm - there are lots of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 - PC Magazine's Editor's Choice

    "Windows Mobile 6 is the best mobile operating system out there" While the article points a lof things that do not work to the reviewer's liking , the author still gives Windows Mobile 6 the Editor's Choice award. Sure, there are things to improve, but Windows Mobile is very, very cool - http://www...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007 is here

    May 1st to the 3rd in Vegas, no less. The premiere event for anyone building devices using Windows CE or applications for Windows Mobile. There will be your typical educational sessions, partner exhibits and awesome networking of course. This year MEDC will also offer speed dating to introduce application...
  • Blog Post: Great offer from Sprint for Microsoft Developers and IT Professionals

    Here is another very special offer from Sprint on a WIndows Mobile phone: Palm Treo 700wx (with 64Mb RAM) for $99 with new service $99 plan that includes 1000 minutes, unlimited nights and minutes, unlimited data, and use of phone as a modem Free accessory kit!! Earbud, case, flashlight,...
  • Blog Post: Free stuff for Windows Mobile

    The Windows Mobile team has launched a program called Do More , which esentially offers free software, ringtones and other stuff anyone who subscribes to a newsletter. The offers right now include 20% off purchases at Handango, a free 3D Golf game, a calculator, and ringtones.Who knoes, you may find...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Compact Edition - Now available!

    I am happy to report SQL Server Compact Edition is now available: it is as a free, lightweight, embeddable database offering for desktop and mobile application development. SOme of the key benefits: Simple deployment to Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices (and it's Free!) Merge replication...
  • Blog Post: Updated paper on deploying Windows Mobile with SBS 2003

    The updated version of this document includes corrections to Step 4 that make it much more clear how to install a Windows SBS certificate on your Smartphone. You can download the paper here . The paper provides step by step instructions for deploying Windows Mobile 5 devices with Microsoft Windows...
  • Blog Post: Encoding your videos to play on a mobile device

    This is one of many very cool technologies that Microsoft offers (for free!) yet is kind of a well-kept secret. I have talked with lots of people who want to encode videos to play on a mobile device. Say you got a 20Mb video file (MPEG, AVI or WMV) that you want to stoe in a SD card to be played on your...
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