• Reed and Steve Stuff

    It's the most wonderful time of the year!

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    Yes, this is the time of the year that I LOVE most...the beginning of the Holiday season. That means eating a ton of great food, gaining about 5 pounds, putting up lights, the tree, and all that jazz, watching every known Christmas cartoon known to man...
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    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

    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 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

    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

    My Love Affair With Classic Arcade Games

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    Okay, for those who know me, you know that I am a total sucker for classic vids.  I LOVE them.  Video games are essentially how I got involved in technology way back when in my formulative years. So, I collect every compilation out there, but...
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    SAP on Windows Mobile!

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    Many of you have have been pinging me over the last year or so asking me for a good Windows Mobile solution to SAP.  Well, I am EXTREMELY happy to say, one of our great partner, Avanade, has been working on such a solution for quite a while now and...
  • 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

    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

    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

    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...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    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

    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!
  • 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

    Intercepting Mail using IMapiAdviseSink

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    There is a lot of interesting stuff going on with Windows Mobile right now…unfortunately, I can’t talk about much of it (yet). Hang in there…eventually the “hush” orders will be lifted and the posts will start. I owe you guys some cool stuff NOW though...
  • Reed and Steve Stuff

    Mobile Buzz at Tech-Ed

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    There is a lot of good stuff going on a Tech-Ed this week in LA. In you are here, come by and see us at the Windows Mobile booths. This is one of the first big events to really start sharing details and demonstrating the technology Windows Mobile 6.5...
  • 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

    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

    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...
  • 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...
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