Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

June, 2008

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    Showing GPS Altitude, Speed, and Heading on Windows Mobile

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    Small update from yesterday's post - a screen shot to show Speed (knots I think) and Heading (360 degree based, Zero is north). This lat/long is at MaxTrain . Last night's post was done from my hotel. Interestingly, I'm am a little higher here than at...
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    Managed GPS on BlackJack II

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    This week, I'm leading the Mobility Metro this week in Cincinnati. During one of the labs, I had the opportunity to start looking at querying the GPS on my BlackJack II . And then this evening, I had time to dig in more. This is very cool stuff. Here...
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    .NET and Java Growth

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    I was reading through the latest issue of Redmond Developer News . I most like this magazine as I can get a quick view of Microsoft development from a industry perspective, although sometimes I disagree with a few points here and there. In this issue...
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    Case Study: Bargainland builds Bidtopia.Com

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    Last year, John and I ran across a new company that had moved to town (thanks Diana for the intro). Several things caught my attention about them. First, they were hard at work with .NET 3.5 and VS 2008 Beta, and second, their business model of "reverse...
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    Another cool IE8 Feature: Multi-line URL Pasting

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    It's a small thing - but I like it. In years past, I'd get a URL in an email and it might be split up in some way. However, IE8 handles this. Highlight the following: http://bl ogs.msdn. com/jonbox Copy & paste into the address bar. It just...
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    Microsoft Assists Ailing Blackberry

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    Well, although not what you might interpret by the blog post title, the below picture accurately shows how Microsoft provided another day of life to this Blackberry. It's just a joke, sort of! Yesterday, I was at the Memphis community launch event sitting...
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    Which version of SQLCE is on that platform?

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      There are some questions that I get occasionally and I have to go look them up. In an effort to cut down this look up time, I wanted to record this link . What kinds of questions am I talking about? What version of VS targeted which platform? ...
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    CodeStock is ready for action! Come see Knoxville Tennessee in August

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    Everyone needs a dose of Wally , and he's put together CodeStock . It will probably be the biggest technical event in Knoxville that has ever happened!!!! Better register soon for the AUG 9th extravaganza. He's got quite a speaker list , and for only...
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    Note the change in IE8 Beta 2 (or sooner)

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    On the IE Blog , they announced a slight change with the META Tag. I've included an excerpt here: In IE8 Beta 1, that option is the “IE=7” X-UA-Compatible tag, which instructs IE8 to display content in IE7 Standards mode. However, the scenario...
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    PDC 2008 - The Event to Attend in 2008

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    In my opinion, if I was going to choose one technical event to attend in any year, my first choice will always be the PDC. It was my first big Microsoft event that I attended back in the mid-90's. That's where I became aware of DCOM and ASP, before they...
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    TechEd Announcements and Sessions hitting the Internet

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    Tech Ed 2008 site Tech·Ed NA Developers Keynote delivered by Bill Gates Also, check out Denny Boynton and other DPE folks doing Tech Interviews . There's quite a who's-who list of folks, interviewers and interviewees. Microsoft PressPass TechEd Virtual...
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    A Different Kind of Learning - Deep Fried Bytes

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    Join Keith Elder and Chris Woodruff for the first episode of Deep Fried Bytes , a better tasting technology show. Episode 1 introduces our hosts, and they discuss the direction of the show. Episode 2 was just posted, "Interview War Stories"...
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    .NET StockTrader 2.0 and Configuration Service 2.0 now live on MSDN!

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    As you may have seen a year ago, Microsoft released .NET StockTrader 1.0 to show how .NET 3.0 could work in the context of the IBM WebSphere's Trade 6.1 reference application. We've now upgraded ours to reflect the enhancements in .NET 3.5 and Windows...
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    Compare Windows vs Linux

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    For years, Linux has been formidable competitor to Windows - for some good reasons, but sometimes from folks who speak out of un-education (typically religious positions). In years past, I've pointed out resources to clarify this (from my first blog pushing...
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    Device Emulators

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    We have a great emulator story. You can test your application on a virtual device that is running the real O/S binaries. The story improved with Visual Studio 2008, due to the release of Device Emulator 3.0 (as part of the Windows Mobile 6 SDK's ). A...
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    Next Web Talk at our Cincinnati Office, June 12, RSVP

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    Register Join Microsoft and Pluralsight in a timely discussion on Next Web In this seminar, you will take part in a technical exploration of the latest technologies Microsoft has to offer, and how you can take advantage of those technologies to provide...
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    How To Demo Device Applications

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    This past week, I was teaching the mobility lab in St. Louis with Denny (Architect Evangelist) and Loke (Windows Mobile team). On the first day, we spent part of the time talking about existing momentum and products. One of the applications that we talked...
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    Just upgraded to WM 6.1, and I Like It

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    I know that I just posted on my new Windows Mobile 6 device, but I had been using it for a few months. Another reason that I was glad about choosing the Blackjack was that a WM6.1 upgrade is supposed to happen for this device (and others carriers will...
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    Error with BlackJack and Tethering

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    I've heard folks talk about using Internet Connection Sharing with Windows Mobile. This on-device application allows a device to act as a modem for the laptop. While this sounds like a must-have for tethering users, so far I haven't needed it for my...
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    My New Windows Mobile Phone - Blackjack II

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    I've carried Windows Mobile devices for a long time now. When I started at Microsoft back in 2006, I was able to get a Treo (officially known as a Palm Treo 700w) with Verizon. Enjoyed the coverage of Verizon and the Windows Mobile 5 on the Treo. It was...
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