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Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

July, 2006

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Interesting stuff within MIcrosoft

I'll try to give you an inside look at what goes on in Microsoft as I continue to build my career in this company.

 

 

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    Virtual Lab for Windows CE 6.0 (Beta) Available Now!

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    Mike just posted an entry about the availability of the Windows CE 6.0 Beta Virtual Lab. A Virtual Lab is cool as it allows you to enter a Lab environment just as you would do when you're at a Hands-on Lab at a Microsoft event, but access it through a...
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    Microsoft Photosynth Announced!

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    The Live Labs team has just announced one of the most exciting technologies we've seen for a long time. This was previewed to us internally at MGX (internal meeting) and at TechFest (Microsoft R&D Expo) a few months back. Those of us who have been...
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    Another Ringtone Editor for Windows Mobile

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    For those of you who love to customize your phones (as I do), no doubt at one time or another had to look for an audio editor. The more popular applications on the net today are Goldwave and Audacity . I love Goldwave, its a "chocker" full of features...
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    A Snapshot of Windows Mobiles Developers with Top Mindshare

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    <EDIT> Since we got some good feedback from you guys, I've edited the title to reflect what this study was actually done for. Here's Derek's explanation : http://msmobiles.com/f/viewtopic.php?p=22098#22098 </EDIT> Derek Snyder , who...
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    Introducing Lego WiMo NXT

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    Colleague of mine, Brian Cross, developer extraordinaire on the Windows Mobile Product team showed off his Windows Mobile powered robot at MEDC 2006 earlier this year. After MEDC, Brian said that he would start working on a couple of new robots, namely...
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    Try Our Special Featured Windows Mobile 5.0 “Hands-On” Webcast

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    The MSDN Webcast and Virtual Labs teams are joining forces and offering a special featured Windows Mobile 5.0 “Hands-On” Live Meeting webcast! Be one of the first to join this Live Meeting as we guide you on how to develop managed applications for Pocket...
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    SSEv on Channel 9

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    There's a new video about SQL Server Everywhere Edition on Channel 9. Watch it here: http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=218346 Meet some of the minds behind 'SQL Everywhere Edition', a database technology that, among other things, enables...
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    Never Ever Fly US Airways.

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    They don't tell you that you're never confirmed a seat, just confirmed to have a registration on the flight. they don't tell you the seat number is not printed and you need to get your seat assigned at the gate. the old hag called Arlene at the gate said...
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    Fully Charged up at MGX, and lost it all in Vegas.

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    You might have noticed the entire Microsoft organization / blogs have gone pretty quiet the past few days. Reason? MGX. Microsoft Global Exchange. This huge event is held every year for our Internal Worldwide Sales and Marketing organizations to meet...
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    p&p Mobile Client Software Factory goes Gold

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    It's released now on MSDN. Developers can now make use of these new application blocks in their own applications with the final distribution rights . · Mobile CompositeUI & ObjectBuilder application block · Data subscription block · Connection...
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    Windows Mobile Virtual Labs

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    A few days ago, Mike made a post about us building Virtual Labs for both Window CE6 and Windows Mobile. I've completed mine, in record time. Actually, I just took them from the MEDC HOLs that we ran at MEDC Las Vegas :) Mike has to build everything from...
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    Testing Mel's Phone Blogger

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    Mel wrote a cool .netcf2 application for us MSDN and TECHNET Bloggers to use from our phones. Hopefully he'll make this available to everyone soon.
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    Neopoleon does Windows Mobile

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    Checkout Rory Blyth's screencast on Channel 9. He's an amazing guy with a flair for anything .NET especially Windows Mobile. His screencasts cover 8 topics such as: An Introduction To Windows Mobile Development Building a Simple Web Browser...
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    On a break!

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    On a week long break at the Funbeach ! Very quiet community, they don't even have GSM signals for t-mobile so I can't use my phone. But!, they have WiFi!. fantastic. Since I'm not supposed to be online, I'll just leave a short message and say hi. ...
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    Speaker Handicap

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    Throughout our worldwide MEDC events, one of the hardest thing for us to judge is the difference between speaker ratings between the 3 regions. US, EMEA and Asia. It seems there is a disparity between the 3 and I believe some of them are due to cultural...
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    Brian Cross updates his WiMo Tutorial

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    For those of you who don't know Brian Cross is a dev in the Windows Mobile group responsible for many of the APIs you use today. His pet project was to build a Windows Mobile piloted robot. We showcased his project on stage during MEDC Las Vegas. He...
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    Just Released: Microsoft Activesync 4.2

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    well, yesterday to be exact. Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 is the latest sync software release for Windows Mobile-based devices. ActiveSync provides a great synchronization experience with Windows®-based PCs and Microsoft Outlook right out of the box. ActiveSync...
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    We're Hiring! Anyone interested?

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    Since i'm not supposed to be scouting or head-hunting for potential team members, I'll fish instead. *cast net* We have a couple of positions open in our team in the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group. If you're interested and are REALLY serious, please...
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    Oh MEDC DVDs, where art thou?

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    Many of you have asked about the MEDC Conference DVDs. Here's an update. The MEDC DVD production is completed by our vendor and are being delivered to the mail house tomorrow to be mailed to all MEDC Las Vegas attendees, including staff, speakers etc...
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    Device Security Manager Powertoy for Windows Mobile 5.0 Released!

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    This test tool helps developers of Windows Mobile applications test various security policies for Windows Mobile devices. It is designed as a desktop application that ships with a preset list of “security configurations”. A security configuration...
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    Back home

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    Well, the MEDC Tour is finally over and we're all back safe and sound in Redmond. Feeling both very happy and satisfied that the tour is complete and everything went very well. Feeling a little blue too coz all the euphoria and excitement is dwindling...
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    Best of MEDC 2006 Labs updated and published to MSDN Library

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    After getting numerous suggestions and request for allowing attendees to download lab materials, we've updated and published these labs to the MSDN Library. Step by Step: Migrating an eMbedded Visual C++ Application to Visual Studio 2005 http://msdn...
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