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  • Blog Post: Microsoft OneApp – what is that thing?

    Okay, so this is officially my second week in the OneApp team, and I must say I am really impressed with the group…sharp cookies one and all.  I am definitely bringing down the bell curve here :) But I am equally as jazzed around the opportunities that OneApp will bring to mobile developers world...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft OneApp…here I come :)

    For those of you who know me, you know I’ve been in the mobile space for awhile and have spent much of my time in Windows Mobile.  I will be branching out a bit into another mobile endeavor at MS… OneApp . Over the next few weeks, I hope to get acclimated with this technology, and then start posting...
  • Blog Post: FITC Mobile in Canada - are you going to be there?

    There will be some good mobile sessions, including some around Windows Mobile development from Mark Arteaga :)  If you plan on going, click this link to get a discount to the event!
  • Blog Post: WM 6.0 and 6.1 Support in Windows Marketplace for Mobile

    If you haven't heard the news already, we will be supporting WM6.0/6.1/6.5 in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile.  This is great news for app devs, as it gives you all over 30 million sockets that are already existing world wide :) Here is Todd Brix's blog entry around the announce.
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Developer Camp

    We're excited to announce the first in a series of barcamp -style events for the upcoming Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 OS !  So, WHAT is WinMoDevCamp? Glad you asked! WinMoDevCamp is a series of upcoming not-for-profit gatherings to develop applications for the upcoming release of the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Mobile Consumer Solution Accelerator

    Here is a great set of sample code and a VS project which steps you through some cool ideas around how to create you own cool apps in the consumer space while using some of the cooler features of Windows Mobile devices (like location, Outlook Mobile, and Virtual Earth). You can use this as a great education...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile developer support in VS2010?

    Recently, because of an ill-worded product description in the VS2010 Smart Devices up on MSDN, MANY folks have been going crazy saying "it's the end of the world for Windows Mobile." Well, I am here to tell you that that could NOT be farther from the truth. There will be support for Windows Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Windows Marketplace for Mobile is ready for ISVs :)

    All, if you haven't seen, you can go to http://developer.windowsmobile.com/marketplace.aspx now and register to start selling your apps in the Marketplace. If I were an app developer, I would register now and get in line first.  There will be a line-up as application ingestion starts, so you want...
  • Blog Post: Developer Patterns for Saving Memory on Windows Mobile

    Check out this new post over on Rob's blog around saving memory on Windows Mobile ...very cool stuff :) You can see him present this live at TechEd as well...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Marketplace FAQ...and good news :)

    The Marketplace team has just announced some more details around the 'Windows Marketplace for Mobile', which I think is great news:   Q: Do I need to pay the $99 fee again to submit an application update? A: No, if your application has been previously certified and published in the catalog, you...
  • Blog Post: Solid Code

    Okay, here is a shameless plug for one of my good friends.  John Bruno wrote a great book called Solid Code that deals with the best practices around writing good code. John is also the PM lead for Marketplace, so he knows a thing or two about efficient code:)
  • Blog Post: Tech Days and Windows Mobile Development

    If you are planning on going to Tech Days , there will be a pretty good line-up of Windows Mobile sessions: Developing Mobile Applications with Visual Studio 2005/2008 Abstract:  Visual Studio 2008 brings lot of improvements for mobile developers, and Windows Mobile 6 SDKs tools that allow developers...
  • Blog Post: Students get into the Windows Mobile Marketplace for free

    In case you missed the official press release: Developers who sell applications through Windows Marketplace for Mobile will receive 70 percent of the revenue from the sales of each application. In addition, they will be able to set the price for their applications in each market, maximizing their...
  • Blog Post: What's new for Developers in Windows Mobile 6.5

    Jorge has a nice little post on what is new for developers in Windows Mobile 6.5 ...it focuses on widgets.  Take a look...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile at SXSW

    Well, I'm sitting here at SXSW in Austin, TX, in the Blogger's Lounge that we are sponsoring...it's really busy :)  Lots of interesting folks here from all over the place, but what I'd really like to see are some folks who want to develop for Windows Mobile. So, if you're down here and are a mobile...
  • Blog Post: Good Business Week read about Windows Mobile and the challenges ahead

    If you didn't catch it already, here is a good read about Window Mobile and the catch-up game that we need to play.  "We're going to double-down on the Windows brand," says Todd Peters, head of marketing for Microsoft's mobile communications business. He says to expect a major advertising...
  • Blog Post: And now for something completely different...

    How many of you folks have seen this up on MSMobiles.com ?  It's interesting, as this one of the nice areas where we are making some strides. I would argue that we have a ways to go in mobile browsers, but at least Windows Mobile has taken a small step in the right direction. Now, if we could just...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile and Microsoft Dynamics

    I thought you guys may get a kick out of this great case study. It features Windows Mobile (Motorola Devices), Microsoft Dynamics Mobile and two Microsoft Dynamics partners work at a popular Rock Music festival in northern Europe – Roskilde Festival. Spend 2 minutes and 52 seconds of your time...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Canada 2008 and Windows Mobile

    If you are planning on attending any one of the TechDays events across Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Halifax and Vancouver), you should make it a point to check out Mark's sessions on Windows Mobile . Mark is extremely bright and a good speaker...should be some fun sessions :...
  • Blog Post: Managed GPS

    Jon Box has a great post on using managed code to interrogate GPS on his BJII here if you haven't already seen it...just ran across it myself :)
  • Blog Post: Part 2 of the WM App Developer Webinar

    Straight from the blurb: Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday 10 at 10 AM PST for part 2 of our MSDN Webcast series on “Windows Mobile Application Development.” At tomorrow’s Webcast, MVP Maarten Struys and I will be diving deeply into how to use the emulator. We will show you how to...
  • Blog Post: PDC & the Pre-Con

    For those that didn't know, there will be a pre-conference day around mobile development at the PDC this year...should be pretty interesting and worth your while. Doug Boling and Jim Wilson are the presenters, and as most of you know, they are absolute cracker jacks :) The pre-con agenda can be found...
  • Blog Post: Interesting read on mobile platforms

    Here is an interesting read that I found this morning on Next Gen Mobile Content...thought some of you might enjoy this as well.  What do you guys think?
  • Blog Post: Helpful links for Windows Mobile Developer newbies

      To go along with Reed's post down below, a common question that we both get is simply: Where do I start? So, several months ago, Reed and I created this set of links that I affectionately call the 'Welcome to Windows Mobile Development'.  I have this in boiler plate, which you see below....
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