• Reed and Steve Stuff

    Slaying the Virtual Memory Monster

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    If you have ever heard one of my talks on Windows Mobile development, you may remember me ranting a bit about Virtual Memory issues. It’s one of those topics that many developers never need to worry about, however, if you are one of the devs that have...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Slaying the Virtual Memory Monster - Part II

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    Someday I’ll learn to write a simple blog post—a couple of paragraphs about something cool and edgy. Not today. There is no way to cover Virtual Memory in brevity and still get anything out of it so... we’re going to trudge through this. In my last post...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    A Windows Mobile Security Primer for Developers

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    We talk a lot about security and signing apps, we don’t spend enough time talking about how it all works and how to troubleshoot failures—so, I thought it would make a good post—or two. Like jolly green Ogres, the topic of security is like an onion—you...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Windows Mobile developer support in VS2010?

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    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...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Windows Marketplace for Mobile is ready for ISVs :)

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    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...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Mobile2Market updates for Signing and Certification

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    For those of you who didn’t catch this at MEDC 2007 in Vegas, there were some significant announcements around Mobile2Market in Dan Bouie’s Session. First off, we announced an updated Designed for Windows Mobile logo program for WM5 and WM6. The...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    When Good Signatures Go Bad – Part 2

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    It has been a busy few weeks. Like Steve, I was in Florida but I didn’t get to meet any famous mice or Mounties. I was meeting with partners and helping spread the word about Windows Mobile and LOB solutions. One of the partner products showcased along...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Windows Mobile 6.5 Emulators available for download...

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    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=20686a1d-97a8-4f80-bc6a-ae010e085a6e The Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit adds documentation, sample code, header and library files, emulator images and tools to Visual...
  • 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

    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

    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

    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...
  • 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

    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

    Helpful links for Windows Mobile Developer newbies

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      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'. ...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    When Good Signatures Go Bad – Part 1

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    Okay, I promised this would be my next blog post, but had to push the security primer to help get us here. Hopefully that post will clarify some of the concepts that are important to this one. Seems like I get a lot of questions once people start signing...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Undocumented and Deprecated : APIs you don't want on your "friends" list

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    There are two kinds of APIs you don’t want to make friends with in this world – undocumented and deprecated . They are mysterious and seductive. They allow you to do things we said you couldn’t do. They continue to work even after we said they wouldn...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    SAP and Windows Mobile - what's your story?

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    I work with different partners everyday, and I also work with enterprises and business everyday as well. In enterprises, I often get asked the question: 'What partners do you have that do X?' Well, right now I am looking for something specific. How many...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    IE Mobile Updates for Developers

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    I have touched on this topic in the past, but it seem to be generating quite a few questions on the “make it work” radar, so I thought I would make a quick post. If you have Windows Mobile users who access information through a web site regularly, you...
  • 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

    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

    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

    Interesting read on mobile platforms

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    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?
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Location, Location, Location... and FakeGPS

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    It’s no secret that I believe location based services via mobile devices will absolutely change life as we know it .     This is one of those areas where the business models needed to make LBS mainstream with every consumer out there are...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Windows Mobile Marketplace FAQ...and good news :)

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    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...
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