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  • Blog Post: Welcome back from the Holidays :)

    You know, it’s always this time of year I either feel refreshed from having a nice little vaca and enjoying the Christmas Season, or I feel like it’s a race to the end of the fiscal.  This year, it’s kinda both. Things here at Microsoft are busy as ever.  In many respects, with SO MANY products...
  • 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: Windows Mobile 6.5 Walkthru

    Guess I don't have to do this now :) Most of you have probably already seen this video , but if not, it's a good Windows Mobile 6.5 walkthru.  I've been using this for quite a while now, and I must say that I really DO enjoy 6.5 over previous revs. Of course, the hardware is getting better all of...
  • 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: 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 Mobile Getting Good Press? No... :)

    Windows Mobile: Alive and well -- and suitable for business Computerworld , Michael Gartenberg, May 14, 2009 http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9133099 Fun read.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Windows Mobile is a Viable Mobile Platform

    Here's a fun read from Michael Gartenberg -------------------------- Media Bistro, Michael Gartenberg, December 5, 2008 http://www.mediabistro.com/mobiledevicestoday/on/windows_mobile_is_a_viable_mobile_platform_101732.asp "Last week, I jokingly suggested that Microsoft's Zune was the Rodney Dangerfield...
  • 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: “I Like Windows Mobile and Am Not Ashamed To Admit It”

    Full text of the article and links below :) ------------------------------------------------------------------- I like Windows Mobile and am not ashamed to admit it ZDNet, Matthew Miller, October 30, 2008 http://blogs.zdnet.com/cell-phones/?p=214 A couple weeks ago Om Malik wrote an article in the NY...
  • 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: iPhone alternatives on Fox News

    Okay, so normally I would be the LAST person to recommend anyone actually go to Fox News, but our very own Scott Rockfield was on the Fox Business Channel this morning talking about Windows Mobile and the alternatives to the iPhone. I've talked about our public perception on this blog in the past (or...
  • Blog Post: 3G and a bag of chips...

    Are we really there yet, speed-wise?  It's kinda funny...for us that have used smart phones for a LONG time, we are just used to the speeds.  3G was a BIG step up.  But I saw this on YouTube , and it got me wondering a bit: When will mobile speeds be up to snuff for the general cable user...
  • Blog Post: The Android that closed up

    Well, Windows Mobile has a good SDK that anyone can grab, and is open for anyone to develop on, and devices are in market today...I just thought this was an interesting Ars Technica read :) “Non-disclosure agreements and selective access to development tools are hardly emblematic of an open ecosystem...
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