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  • Blog Post: Blogging on http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile

    Thanks to Khush for pointing out I hadn't updated my blog in a long time! It made me realize I hadn't really signed off with this blog and had left everything hanging. YOu can find me, from time to time, blogging on http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile James
  • Blog Post: Blogging From Latin America

    I got a mail this morning from our DPE star down in Brazil Fernando Zandona telling me that he's switched his blog from his native Portuguese to English. Personally, I think having a Portuguese blog was pretty cool but I guess it cuts down your readership a little :) You can catch up with Fernando...
  • Blog Post: Welcoming Palm to Windows Mobile

    If you missed the webcast this morning, Bill Gates (Microsoft), Ed Colligan (Palm) and Denny Strigl (Verizon Wireless) announced a partnership to bring a Palm device running Windows Mobile software to the Verizon network. You can watch the webcast here : 56K 100K 300K If you're new...
  • Blog Post: A Little Something Special Coming on Monday

    This seems like it says what it can before Monday ... http://www.microsoft.com/winme/0509/25267/SFO_Teaser.asx
  • Blog Post: What are you doing with your i-mate JASJAR?

    My good friend Mike Hall is wondering what PDC attendees are doing with the i-mate JASJAR they purchased. http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehall/archive/2005/09/15/468020.aspx
  • Blog Post: Answers to HW Questions from PDC Panel

    The results are in! The panel consisted of : Jim Mann (HP) Jeff Samitt (Lenovo) Mike Booth (Motorola) Bert Keely (MSFT, Tablet Architect) Jeremy Jacobson (MSFT, Windows Mobile Hardware Engineer) Derek DiPerna (MSFT, Cellular Network Expert) James Pratt (Panel Host ... expert in...
  • Blog Post: SMS Voting App for 5.0 ... With Source!

    It was my pleasure here at PDC to meet Dave Glover. Dave is one of Developer Evangelists from Down Under (Australia). Dave showed me this cool 5.0 Smartphone app he's written for collecting informal surveys during presentations, meetings etc. Participants can SMS their vote to the device and it records...
  • Blog Post: PDC Announce : Plantronics Headsets Arrive!

    Any PDC attendees who ordered a Plantronics headset with their promotional device yesterday and were given a voucher when they collected the device, should bring their voucher to the Mobile Planet booth to exchange it for the headset. Good ole FedEx!
  • Blog Post: What do YOU want to know abou the future of mobile device hardware?

    I'm hosting a panel this coming Friday (9/16) at PDC about "Future Directions in Mobile Device Hardware". I have a panel of experts from both Microsoft and OEM partners including HP, Motorola and Lenovo. We'll be covering both Tablet PC and Windows Mobile topics. Rather than ask specific product questions...
  • Blog Post: Arrived at PDC 05 (9/11/2005)

    It's good to be back in LA for the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC). When I was here 2 years ago for PDC 03 I remember Whidbey (Visual Studio 2005) and an early build of Longhorn (Windows Vista) were the talk of the show. We - the mobile devices team - were getting developers going...
  • Blog Post: Write Once, Run Anywhere or just on your target device?

    News.com ran an interesting article yesterday http://news.com.com/Write+once%2C+run+anywhere+not+working+for+phones+-+page+2/2100-1037_3-5788766-2.html?tag=st.num . It looks at the promise of "Write Once, Run Anywhere" on the J2ME platform. My takeaway from it is that when you write a J2ME application...
  • Blog Post: Ask Microsoft : What are your burning questions about Windows Mobile development?

    If you subscribe to Pocket PC Magazine ( http://www.pocketpcmag.com ) you'll know that they have an Ask Microsoft column. Hal, from Thaddeus the publisher, has asked me to answer questions for this month's column on developing for Windows Mobile. I'm looking for questions from out there in the developer...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Developers and Longhorn

    I started thinking about Windows Mobile developers in the context of Longhorn today. I'm assuming - and I don't know because it's a closely guarded secret even within Microsoft - that Longhorn will be released in the next couple of years. The first thing I was wondering is what tools people will be using...
  • Blog Post: Beta Visual Studio 2005 Project Upgrade Wizard : Upgrade eVC projects to Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2

    The Visual Studio team have made available an addin for Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 that enables upgrading eVC4 projects to Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2. The team are looking for your feedback so they can release a top notch upgrade feature when they RTM Visual Studio 2005. Tool Download : http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0

    An old colleague of mine recently questioned the wisdom of putting device management tools into the Exchange administrators toolset ( http://blog.timcarmichael.com/blog/_archives/2005/6/8/929617.html ) which made me wonder, who SHOULD be managing mobile devices in the Enterprise? Since mobile devices...
  • Blog Post: Mobilizer Madness Comes to TechEd!

    TechEd Orlando is coming up in a little over a week (June 6th thru 10th)! There's already a wait list of people who want to go because TechEd brings in a big audience who are engaged in all sorts of different parts of Microsoft's business. If you're one of the lucky people already registered, you have...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Phone Networks and Smart Clients

    I was discussing developing Smart Client applications vs mobile web applications with a colleague earlier. A Smart Client application is one which can operate when it's not connected to the operator network/back end server infrastructure. Our discussion centered around why you would develop Smart Client...
  • Blog Post: New support URL and number for Smartphone Developer Kit customers

    If you are a Smartphone Developer Kit customer the phone number and URL for support has just changed. You can reach the new support center on 425 202 1029 to get support for your SC1100 handset, and to arrange returns and repairs. You can also visit the Smartphone Developer Kit online tutorial and configuration...
  • Blog Post: Arrived in Amsterdam

    I arrived in town this morning. After clearing some eMail I visited the RAI Center. It's a few years since I visited the RAI but I'd forgotten how HUGE it is. It took me some time to find someone who could let me in. I spent the afternoon in the keynote room getting a few things sorted out for the Mobile...
  • Blog Post: eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 and Second Edition

    With the release of the localized emulators for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software( http://blogs.msdn.com/jamespr/archive/2004/06/19/160071.aspx ) you now have more emulator targets than ever to manage. We've been sharing a useful tip for eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 (evc4) developers at MDC and...
  • Blog Post: Open Chat - This Tuesday 06/22/2004

    I'm participating in an open web chat on developing for Windows Mobile this Tuesday. I'll be there to answer your questions on all aspects of Windows Mobile development. Which tools to use? What APIs are available? What's coming up? Drop by the chat room Tuesday, 06/22/2004 3pm ( http://communities2...
  • Blog Post: Test Your Applications Against Localized Emulator Images

    We ship Windows Mobile devices across the world localized into many different languages. As an application developer you may be wondering how your application is going to run on a Chinese Smartphone or a Germany Pocket PC. Well if you are you can download localized emulator images that integrate to eMbedded...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Mobile Developer Center - Bookmark Now

    In response to feedback through this blog, earlier in the year we began the transition from our developer portal on www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/developer to the MSDN Mobile and Embedded Application Developer Center. I'm pleased to announce that the transition is now complete. You can visit the new...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Knowledge Base articles

    Did you know that all the Knowledge Base articles for Windows Mobile developers are listed on : http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/resources/support/developer/knowledgebase.mspx If you know of any we've missed ... please comment!
  • Blog Post: Passing on the MDC Keynote Demo Torch

    We have MDC in Canada coming up next week. I spent some time today with Craig Neable passing on the “MDC Keynote Demo” torch which had already passed from Ori to me. I took Craig through the demo, some of the tips and tricks to making sure that Visual Studio 2005 doesn't blow up in your face...
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