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May, 2005

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    eHow-tos Go Live!

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    So, if you are a regular reader (hello, Mum!) you'll have noticed me mentioning the work we were doing on creating some video-based documentation. If you went to MEDC, you'll have received these on your special DVD pack, but today they went live on MSDN...
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 - Emulators: copying files and ActiveSync

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    The Smartphone and Pocket PC emulators that ship with the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDKs are amazing pieces of software. Unlike previous generations which emulated the software, these emulators emulate the hardware. That's right, they are virtual ARM processors...
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 - where are the docs and samples?

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    First things first - so you want to install and use the latest and greatest development tools for the latest and greatest mobile platform? Easy. Just go here , and follow the instructions. If you don't have a Windows Mobile 5.0 device (and, well, that...
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    Managed Wrapper for Bluetooth

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    This is something that you have to try - a managed wrapper for Bluetooth that makes it incredibly easy to write applications in C# (or VB .NET) that can detect, link with, and share data over Bluetooth. It was written by a Microsoft developer and is being...
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    MEDC Blog - Day 3

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    Phew! It's over, my feet hurt and it was worth every second. Today I manned the booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and in fact got there a little early so I could take over some other booths that I knew would be vacant. Thanks to a handy flash thumb drive...
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    MEDC Blog - Day 2

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    Today was spent mostly at the MEDUA booth in the Microsoft Pavilion. In other words, the team took shifts to meet and answer questions from everyone passing by. We had a few hiccups when the exhibition hall's WiFi seemed to go down for an hour, but in...
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    MEDC Blog - Day 1 (continued)

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    What a great day it's been! It started with a Bill Gate's keynote - this is the first one in my five years at Microsoft that I've managed to make it to for various reasons. Bill announced Windows Mobile 5.0 (I bet you didn't see that coming ;-) ) and...
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    MEDC Blog - Day 1

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    Bill Gate's keynote: wow! :-) More detail later!
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    MEDC Is Coming!

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    MEDC is coming... The Mobile & Embedded Division DevCon starts next week is Las Vegas, and we're all starting to get into the spirit of things. Which means, basically, running around panicking trying to finish up projects, getting the planning for...
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