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  • Blog Post: Last Chance to Register for the MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow in Reston, VA

    Tuesday, February 24th is the kickoff of the next MSDN Roadshow tour, in Reston, VA. We’ve still got room for more developers eager to learn about the latest in Windows Client technologies. Among the topics to be covered are: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Silverlight Windows Mobile Development...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – February 23rd, 2009

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…this list now includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also now automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: Monday, February 23,...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow Kicks Off Next Week

    We’ll be in Reston, VA next week to talk about all things Windows Client. Here’s the session list: Around the World of Windows Client in 75 Minutes Create Rich User Experiences with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Re-use Your Skills and Code to Expand the Reach of Your Apps with Silverlight Developing...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh : Expanded Live Mesh for Mobile CTP

    Want to try Windows Live Mesh for mobile? Now you can… From the Live Mesh blog : The recent service update to Live Mesh addresses many of the issues users reported since we opened the Mobile CTP on Oct 30. With the release of the updated Live Mesh for Mobile version 0.9.3424.9, we are expanding the CTP...
  • Blog Post: Find Nearby Events with Windows Live Search Mobile and Community Megaphone

    My colleague Glen Gordon has found a new use for the geoencoded RSS feed from Community Megaphone , namely using it as the basis for a custom Collection in Windows Live Search for Mobile : If you haven't been entering your developer events like user group meetings and code camps into the extremely useful...
  • Blog Post: Community Megaphone Goes Mobile

    For those of you who may have missed it, Chris Craft has been running a cool blog series called 30 Days of .NET [Windows Mobile Applications] . I'm delighted to report that Chris, after some discussions last weekend at the INETA Carolinas Leadership Summit, decided to integrate the GeoRSS-enabled feed...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Training Next Week

    Some of my fellow DEs have put together a touring road show of Windows Mobile Programming, and it's coming to Reston, VA next week: Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Join us for a full day of programming for Windows Mobile. This session is...
  • Blog Post: Ford Sync for your Zune...

    ...or other device: If you'll be buying one of the 12 vehicles in the Ford , Lincoln or Mercury brands with the option to get your music, phone and text messaging all in Sync via bluetooth, we've now found out you'll be able to get the Microsoft -Ford accessory for less than the cost of an iPhone and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Mobile Search hits V2 | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

    If you use a Windows Mobile phone, and you're not using Live Search for Windows Mobile , you should stop what you're doing and get it now : Back when Windows Live originally released Windows Live Search for Mobile , I absolutely loved it. Windows Live Mobile Search is a killer app, especially if you...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Touchdown Workshop Coming soon to DC!

    Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism division and the Mobile and Embedded Division (MED) will be running a series of Mobility Touchdown workshops in over 12 cities in the United States and would like to invite you to attend. This workshop is open to ISV or SI partners who are currently working...
  • Blog Post: Life without instant email

    You always hate to kick someone when they're down, but this story sure makes me glad that my mobile email isn't subject to a single point of failure. Not that the occasional break from email is a bad thing...once your hands stop shaking from withdrawal, that is.
  • Blog Post: Fuel cell charger?

    Interesting story in CIO about a company producing Microsoft-branded fuel cell-based recharging devices. Whether the speculated purposes are true (Zune and/or Windows Mobile devices), this sounds kinda cool. And since I own both, I'm very interested in seeing where this goes. Engadget also has an...
  • Blog Post: What we do right...and wrong

    My colleague Peter Laudati recently posted a good point about some of our branding...ahem...issues with maps...erm, Virtual Earth...erm...MSN Maps...erm, local.live.com...well, you get the point. Scoble responded with a post criticizing local.live.com , saying it's overly complex and makes him feel...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Virtual Labs

    Want to learn more about Windows Mobile development, but don't have a device? Check out the Windows Mobile Virtual Labs . Published with blogmailr
  • Blog Post: Mobile Line-of-business Solution Accelerator

    Rob Tiffany has put together what looks like a very useful tool for building mobile line-of-business applications, called (appropriately enough) the Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator . Description and screenshots are on Rob's blog . You can download the bits here .
  • Blog Post: The coolness of ubiquitous connectivity

    So I'm waiting at a Cheesecake Factory in suburban Maryland to meet someone for lunch, and since they're running a little late, I decided to try to get some work done. Thanks to my Treo 700w Pocket PC Phone and a little bit of software goo, I can get DSL-comparable connectivity via EVDO. Which means...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Development Hands-on Webcast

    Yes, you read that right...I said "hands-on" webcast. It's an interesting idea, and here's the scoop from the mobility folks in Redmond: The MSDN Webcast and Virtual Labs teams are joining forces and offering a special featured Windows Mobile 5.0 “Hands-On” Live Meeting webcast! Be one of the first...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Client Software Factory July release

    The Patterns & Practices team has released a new version of the Mobile Client Software Factory . Among other things, the Mobile Client Software Factory contains application blocks that make it much easier to develop applications that are resolution and screen size independent as well as assisting...
  • Blog Post: Adapt your App!

    With some cool new landscape-screen format devices (such as the Motorola Q) coming out, developers may be interested in some resources Microsoft is providing to make developing (and adapting) apps for this screen format easier. You can find the resources at the MSDN Adapt Your App page: Adapt Your...
  • Blog Post: .net Compact Framework SP1

    If you're doing mobile development, this should be of interest: .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP1 available for download Microsoft .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 Service Pack 1 has been released as a download . The service pack was driven by customer feedback and includes stability improvements...
  • Blog Post: Origami (Ultraportable PC) arrives!

    The first Ultraportable PC, a Samsung, has been released .
  • Blog Post: The Finalizer

    Heh. Forgot about this at Tech-Ed over the summer...check out the video...too funny! http://www.finalizer.net/
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Webcasts for September

    MSDN Webcast: A Primer to Proper SQL Server Development (Part 5 of 10): New Features in Indexing and Index Maintenance Best Practices (Level 200) Friday, September 02, 2005 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time Kimberly Tripp, President, SQLskills.com Now that you have learned how to create optimized...
  • Blog Post: DotNetRocks is coming to the DC area!

    .NET Rocks - Reston, VA / Washington, DC! Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 -9:00 PM Microsoft Technology Center- Reston 12012 Sunset Hills Rd Suite 200 Reston Virginia 20190 United States Register That's right, America! Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell, Geoff the sound guy, and a makeshift podcasting...
  • Blog Post: Deployment issues in mobile apps on VS2005 Beta?

    You may want to check out the following discussion threads on the MSDN Forums : http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=16039 - Discussion of deployment failure due to locked files http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3000 - discussion of deployment failure due...
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