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  • Blog Post: ScreenLib for Windows Mobile - no resolution/orientation headaches any more!

    Mel has developed and posted a great library for those of you developing native code - on his own words: I'm proud to announce ScreenLib, a new library for native Windows Mobile developers. It takes away a lot of the pain of designing user interfaces for multiple screen sizes, orientations, form factors...
  • Blog Post: Check out the new Windows Mobile Network Analyzer PowerToy!

    Network Analyzer for Windows Mobile was released today as a PowerToy: Overview Network Analyzer for Windows Mobile runs network utilities, for example ping and ipconfig, on a Windows Mobile powered device. Network Analyzer for Windows Mobile facilitates the troubleshooting of network connectivity...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK and Windows Vista? Some tips available...

    Some people have been experiencing issues when installing/running Windows Mobile 5.0 SDKs on Windows Vista. Most common issues are: SDK complains about lack of Activesync SDK seems to install but there is no project template available when you try to create a new project Unable to create...
  • Blog Post: A new start...

    I spent the last 5 years working with mobility at Microsoft Latam - my primary role was to work with Mobile Operators and OEMs on launching and selling WM-based devices, with ISVs/developers on targeting WM and enterprises to adopt it as their mobility solution – that position gave me a huge opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Shared Source Code for Device Emulator 1.0!!!

    Have you ever wonder how Device Emulator works? Wonder no more! Barry Bond just posted about availability of shared source code for Device Emulator v1 on his blog: This release is the full source to V1 DeviceEmulator.exe, which you can compile yourself using Visual Studio 2005. We created this...
  • Blog Post: Performance improvements on Device Emulator V2

    Continuing on the Device Emulator, make sure to check " DeviceEmulator V2 - how did we get a 40% improvement in performance? ", a great post from Barry Bond , Device Emulator's architect: The DeviceEmulator V2 is significantly faster than the V1 emulator you're used to. Most of the performance wins...
  • Blog Post: Standalone Device Emulator 1.0 with Windows Mobile OS Images

    News from the Device Emulator team: The Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 is a standalone version of the same ARM based Device Emulator that ships as part of Visual Studio 2005. The standalone emulator is intended for situations when you want to demonstrate or test your application on a computer that...
  • Blog Post: Questions/comments on “Windows CE x Windows Mobile” – Part 1

    My post on Windows CE x Windows Mobile differences generated a lot of interesting comments, more than I had anticipated :-). Thanks to all of you who have posted your comments/questions to the blog, private messages, as well as all discussing on web forums. I thought a new post would be the best option...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Operator, OEM and Microsoft: Windows Mobile Roles

    Following my post regarding the differences between Windows CE and Windows Mobile, I’d like to discuss the responsibility share among the Mobile Operator, device manufacturer and Microsoft on a Windows Mobile-based device, especially when you consider that this device has customizations from each of...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Client Software Factory - Check it out!

    Are you developing LOB applications? Occasionally-connected mobile applications? Make sure to check the Mobile Client Software Factory : Overview A new patterns & practices Guidance offering to help you build end to end solutions on the Mobile platform. It includes a port of the Composite UI...
  • Blog Post: Windows CE X Windows Mobile - what is the difference?

    Just checked Mike’s post about the announcement of Windows CE 6.0 at MEDC . He says: It's interesting to see that this news has made it over to /. (Slashdot) - what's even more interesting is reading the comments - how are people confused between Windows CE and Windows Mobile ? - I don't get it. This...
  • Blog Post: Xbox + Windows Vista + Windows Mobile = Live Anywhere!

    Yesterday, Bill Gates announced MS vision on gaming at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3): Dubbed “Live Anywhere,” the initiative puts gamers at the center of a ubiquitous always-on world where their digital identities, games, friends and digital entertainment are always accessible through the familiar...
  • Blog Post: No MEDC for me this year… :-(

    I want to apologize to partners, customers and friends for not being able to make it to Las Vegas for the MEDC2006 – I’m actually grounded in Brazil until the end of this month (more on that later). Sorry! For those attending the event, feel free to send me news, pictures and opinions – I will post...
  • Blog Post: Does IE Mobile Support AJAX? Guess what? Yes, it does!!!

    I have been asked about AJAX development support for Internet Explorer Mobile (running on Windows Mobile-based devices). The short answer is: YES, IE Mobile on Windows Mobile 2003 and later supports AJAX! The long answer was given last year by Kevin Grey, SDET on the IE Mobile Team, on this great post...
  • Blog Post: How geek are you? How about editing code on your Pocket PC?!

    Let's say you need to finish that software project in the next hour but are stuck in the traffic... don't worry anymore! Now you can open up your Visual Studio project on your Pocket PC and start coding at anytime and anywhere! Logical Sky has launched CEdit : CEdit is a programmer's source code...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Device Emulator 2.0 Beta CTP available!

    Barry , who owns WM and WinCE device emulation, let us know on this post that the new V2 Beta CTP is available for download here ! According to Barry, V2 has: Much improved performance DEComInterfaces.idl - the COM interface to the emulator, along with sample code showing how to use DMA to...
  • Blog Post: ActiveSync 4.2 Beta Preview

    It is now time for ActiveSync to go live with a Beta Preview of the new 4.2 version! More information here . ActiveSync 4.2 Beta Preview is an early look at the latest sync software release for Windows Mobile devices. Microsoft ActiveSync provides a great synchronization experience with Windows...
  • Blog Post: .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP1 Beta is available!

    Have you seen it? .Net CF 2.0 Service Pack 1 Beta is available for download here ! Check out this post from the .NET CF Team on the new features and bug fixes. From the post above: Support for WinCE 4.2. For more information see Richard Greenberg's BLOG . Allow GAC to be installed to Storage...
  • Blog Post: MEDC Blogs, photos and podcast...

    A quick update on some activities MED has started related to MEDC2006: BLOGS: Backstage at MEDC http://blogs.msdn.com/lokeuei/ Mike Hall’s Embedded WEblog (I'm sure you already know this one :-) http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehall PHOTOS: MEDC 2006 Team http://www.flickr.com/photos/medc2006team...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is now available!

    Communicator Mobile is now available for download here ! From the CM site: The Communicator Mobile client is designed to extend the reach of Live Communications Server 2005 using Windows Mobile powered devices. Communicator Mobile has a look and feel similar to the desktop version of Microsoft Office...
  • Blog Post: SQL Mobile goes Everywhere!

    For those (like me) who have missed this announcement, SQL Mobile is now called SQL Everywhere, and guess what, it runs everywhere: Windows Mobile & desktop! Check out Paul Flessner's update on SQL Server , Jim Wilson's comments on this new technology and this great FAQ from Steve Laker . See...
  • Blog Post: 500,000 Windows Mobile-based devices...

    Humm, that's a bunch of gadgets... :-) If you live in US, the next time the census rep nocks your door during 2010, he/she may be carrying a WM device! Bloomberg has published the story . Tags: [ Windows Mobile ] [ Census ]
  • Blog Post: Are you ready for 320x240 screens? New Windows Mobile emulator pack!

    The next exciting class of Windows Mobile 5.0 powered Smartphones are on their way! The upcoming Motorola Q and the Samsung i320 will be powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Smartphone, and both will have landscape (320x240) screens . Are your apps ready for this new screen resolution? To update...
  • Blog Post: Windows CE NERD: Network Enabled Refrigeration Device!!!

    Ok, you have to check this out! :-) How about developing a Windows CE image for a fridge, developing applictions for it using Managed Code with Visual Studio 2005 and, guess what, using Windows Mobile-based devices to remotely connect and check your refrigeration device's status? You will love the...
  • Blog Post: Are you from Latam and planning to attend MEDC 2006?

    If you're from Latin America and planning to attend MEDC 2006 , please let me know (drop me a comment or contact me with your contact info). I'd love to meet you there and chat about the products/projects you're working on, devices, mobile operators, etc. Even if you're in doubt about attending it...
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