• Reed and Steve Stuff

    World’s Largest Pac-Man <wocka wocka>

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    By now, most of you have seen this extremely cool demo of some of the capabilities of HTML5 and IE9.  But if you haven’t, and you’re old enough to remember crushing quarters into that devil of a game, then you owe it to yourself to check this out...
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    Speaking of the Robot Apocalypse…

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    Okay, I saw this today and laughed my *** off…this is some funny stuff! And yes, I do think more people would prefer the Hover Tank…ah, who am I kidding?  Give me a giant robot as well.
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    Monkeys vs Robots

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    Okay, so I have been telling you guys for awhile that with all of this technological innovation going on, we are on the precipice of the robot revolution.  But we cannot forget about the monkeys.  No, not for a second.  If the robots don...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    The new kid…Windows Phone 7

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    The buzz around Windows Phone is getting pretty crazy. This past weekend, reviews and walk-throughs emerged on almost all of the major tech blogs. It’s about time. iPhone and Android have had their 15 minutes. Microsoft has been cooking something...
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    The Robotics Development Studio – watch it on Channel 9 :)

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    For those of you who are interested in robotics, Trevor Taylor (PM on the Robotics team) has filmed a little ditty around the Robotics Development Studio (RDS)…check it out here on Channel 9 ! Good job Trevor! BTW, still waiting for the Monkey/Robot war...
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    Hello World (again)

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    You may have noticed things have been quiet around here for a spell. I have been absorbed in a world of customer commitments, an incredible array of new technologies, and mostly.... just resisting the temptation to talk about things that were still in...
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    Robots are harmful to humans

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    Uh…duh?  Have any of you seen Terminator?  Isn’t this something that everyone knows? :) But this article is a laugher… Sorry to be away for so long, folks…I’ll try to do better, even if it’s snarky stuff.
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    Welcome back from the Holidays :)

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    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...
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    Microsoft OneApp – what is that thing?

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    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...
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    Microsoft OneApp…here I come :)

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    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...
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    Want to take your UI to the next level?

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    Many of the developers at Mobile Incubation Week wanted to make sure their UIs were as cool as the ideas they represent. You mean the standard NETCF controls aren’t sexy enough? <insert giggles here> There are many alternative UI controls...
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    Some IE Mobile Tidbits…

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    Short and sweet… there are a couple of tidbits that caught my eye this week related to developing with IE Mobile and the WebBrowser control. If you are using the WebBrowser control and NETCF 3.5, you might want to check out the new hotfix and KB article...
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    Why Windows Mobile as a Business Platform?

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      I’ve said it before that Mobile Developers were going to change the world .   I still feel this way.   There are a lot of cool technologies changing our lives, but nothing compares to having a little computer in your pocket that can effectively...
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    Enterprise Data Synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Compact 3.5

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    Back when I started writing windows applications, there was really only one book that mattered….Programming Windows by Charles Petzold. It provided the essential clues to get started on just about any topic for budding Windows developers. Information...
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    Application Verifier Tip - “EnableShimEngine”

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    I’ve been seeing a number of reports from developers taking their first lap with Application Verifier related to a common error, “Unable to enable shim engine on device”.    While there are a few different reasons this problem occurs, the most...
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    Windows Mobile 6.5 Walkthru

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    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...
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    FITC Mobile in Canada - are you going to be there?

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    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!
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    Microsoft Hopper Test Tool for Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1, and 6.5

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    Hopper for 6.5 is live! Hopper is a software test tool that simulates random user input on mobile devices providing a sometimes meaningful mean time to failure (MTTF) number. It is designed to find bugs and is not intended to run scenario tests or...
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    WM 6.0 and 6.1 Support in Windows Marketplace for Mobile

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    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...
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    Windows Mobile Developer Camp

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    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...
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    WM 6.5 Gesture Documentation is live on MSDN

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    Windows Mobile 6.5 gesture documentation is live on MSDN now.     Gesture code samples are included with the 6.5 DTK . Cheers, Reed
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    Spotlight on Connection Manager

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    Windows Mobile provides a very powerful, but often misunderstood, abstraction layer called Connection Manager.   Connection Manager is responsible for managing all the possible networks a device may expose and transparently brokering them out to...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Giant Robot Lovers Unite :)

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    Okay, I found this on CNET last night and thought it was kinda cool...so I'm posting it here :)
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    Microsoft Windows Mobile Consumer Solution Accelerator

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    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,...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    More Memory for ALL in WM 6.x

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    Now that the Windows Mobile 6.5 DTK is available, you are probably starting to discover some of the new features and APIs available to you.   There is pretty cool stuff in there to move us forward from 6.1…things like Gestures (see the DTK samples...
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