• Reed and Steve Stuff

    Emulators make my development easier because...

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    When I first jumped into Windows Mobile development back in 2002 our emulator story left a bit to be desired. The request I heard most from developers was “please help me get a Windows Mobile device to start developing this stuff!” Development devices...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    My 10 Mobile Developer Tips

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    Over the years, I’ve delivered several “Top 10” sessions and called them different things. Top Snafus, Top Tips & Tricks, Things I Wish Every Developer Knew, etc. The idea was take my experiences helping mobile ISVs day-to-day and share them in a...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    HTC and the next version of Windows Mobile?

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    Did any of you see this link?  Caught it the other day...seems curious to say the least.  Rumors, speculation, statistics and all. Also, got to play with the HTC Diamond the other day; seems nice.  I think I'll have to use one for an extended...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Windows Mobile Deployment for Developers

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    If you are anything like me, I walk away from events like Tech-Ed with an overflow of information in my head… wondering when the event team and speakers will share out all their content so I can process it at my leisure. Notes are good, but I always miss...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Okay, so I've been a slacker.

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    Yes, I admit it...I have been a 'blog slacker.'  It's just one of those things; get into a new team, try to hire a bunch of good people, bring them up to speed, work on your deliverables at the same time, work on fiscal planning for FY09...yes, I...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Shout out from Tech-Ed Developer 2008

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    I’m at Tech-Ed in Orlando this week talking about Windows Mobile.   It’s a pretty amazing event in size and scope.   This week is all about developers and they are EVERYWHERE...over 6000 of them.   At Microsoft, we're covering...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    InfoWeek and SCMDM - Webcast to Watch

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    Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET Duration: One Hour InformationWeek Webcast: The Smart, Safe Way to Mobile Enterprise Success Join InformationWeek mobility expert, Eric Zeman, and Microsoft mobility expert, Chip Vollers, for...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Webcasts on Windows Mobile Application Development

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    In case you missed these, they make for great lunch time watches :) Part 1: Developing Applications for Windows Mobile Devices (now available on-demand) Part 2: Developing Your First Real Windows Mobile 6 Application (now available on-demand) Part 3:...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Orlando is Mobagical!

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    If you are kid (or kid at heart), it doesn’t get any more magical than Orlando. If you are a developer, it doesn’t get any more mobile right now than Orlando. For those of you who attended DevConnections last month in Orlando, THANKS for coming...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Why Mobile Developers will Change the World (IMHO)

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    I try to stick to technical blog posts, but I thought I'd serve up a double helping of opinion today.   You can blame it on the bass player.   It’s his fault.   We were chatting up new technology during a jam session last weekend...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Now Live: TechNet Radio - Get More Security and Control with Mobile Device Manager

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    The latest episode featuring this interview is now live on our site: http://technet.microsoft.com/radio Also, here are direct links to the wma and mp3’s. I encourage you to post these to your blogs or product sites: WMA http://download.microsoft.com/download...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Yes, we're all still here :)

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    Actually, it's more just me...Reed has been doing a great job of updating the blog. I've just been REALLY swamped. I DO promise, though, that I will have something substantial soon. In the meantime, I just wanted to say 'hi' and sorry for not doing an...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Inside the Mobile Developer bag of tricks: Provisioning XML

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    As a Windows Mobile developer, you’ve seen all the references to provisioning XML right?   It’s all over the SDK.   You probably know that it can somehow be used to configure devices, but you may not have connected with any value...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Don't forget the WM for Business webcasts!

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    These are coming up soon...go ahead and register for them! Webcasts listed here. Series Title: Windows Mobile for Business Webcast Series Abstract: Learn how Microsoft® Windows Mobile® smartphones/PDAs and Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    The new Windows Mobile LOB Solution Accelerator is live!

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    One of the things I really love about development work at Microsoft is the huge amount of reference material available for developers.  Between community web sites, SDK sample, and MSDN-- it's rare when you cannot find a code example to jump start...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Windows Mobile - alive and well in the mid-market!

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    Well, I am about to get on a plane back to cheery old Seattle (and by that, I mean typical rainy spring in the great Northwest). I just finished up a nice trip to Orlando for the 2008 US Convergence show, and it was cool. It was great to see and talk...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Hopper: Start Menu Dead!

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    Some of you may be testing with Hopper now for certification and/or being asked to meet Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) bars as part of a relationship with a device maker. In order to be labeled a Windows Mobile powered device, the unit must pass a series...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Putting PUSH into Perspective

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    I found myself in Breckenridge, CO over Super Bowl weekend enjoying an amazing mixture of skiing, food, and well-- a really awesome game. This was our annual "guys" ski weekend -- no shopping, no whining, no pony rides. Ski until you drop. Eat, watch...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    TechNet Radio features Windows Mobile for Business

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    Thought many of you might enjoy these sessions... February 12, 2008 Windows Mobile Part Two of Three Discover why Windows Mobile is the optimal choice for your organization and IT professionals. Join Windows Mobile experts Derek Snyder and Brian Hoskins...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    MSMQ, Remote Display, and other ramblings...

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    Well, Steve is off to a blazing start this month and I have to admit there is a lot of news and rumors amid Microsoft and Mobile World Congress.  In between all the rumors and announcements, I ran across something a bit different.  It was a...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Wow...that's a sexy beast!

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    Okay, I have heard time and again that Windows Mobile phones aren't very sexy. I personally disagree...I think it's a matter of taste. Having said that, I can see some peoples point about some devices. But if you've been following the MWC news, then you...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Welcome to Crazy Time!

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    Yes, it's that time again. The time when everyone in the mobile industry leaves their homes and swarms on the city of Barcelona. It used to be 3GSM, but now it's the Mobile World Congress (impressive sounding, ain't it)! This year, I personally will not...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Mobile Installations from the Desktop ala CeAppMgr

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    After developers master the art of building CABs and signing code, they often look to compliment their deployment story by providing a desktop based install package. There are a lot of reasons to have a desktop install for mobile apps. Many end-users...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    It's a brand new year...much to talk about

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    The blog was a bit quiet over the holidays... if you hadn't figure it out yet, Steve's a Christmas maniac and I have to admit, it's one of the few times of the year I actually unplug for more than a day or so.  "Unplug" is a funny term...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Welcome back!

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    Wow, do I feel a bit recharged! After taking about 3 weeks off, and then diving straight into some training, I feel okay about the new year...I feel really good about the future direction on the WM platform and all of the tools and apps that will spring...
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