Have you wondered whether you can use the Microsoft Device Emulator standalone with Windows Mobile Images? Well, now you can!

Device Emulator 1.0 (yes, the same one that released with Visual Studio 2005), is now available as a standalone download from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C62D54A5-183A-4A1E-A7E2-CC500ED1F19A&displaylang=en

OS Image for Windows Mobile 5.0 w/ Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP)

Thanks to the Windows Mobile team, this emulator release also comes with OS images for Windows Mobile 5.0 MSFP, which you can download from the same location. Using this OS image will allow you to demonstrate and play with technologies like Direct Push.

What if I have the 2.0 CTP installed?

If you are currently using the Device Emulator 2.0 CTP, we encourage you to stick with it, take advantage of its better performance. However, if you need the RTM emulator, you are welcome to use the above 1.0 release.