Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.
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    Happy Halloween Everybody!

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    Vista and Office Boxes revealed

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    Hey, love the new packaging. Check it out as reported by Walzenbach , Engadget and Windows Vista Blog . I like the black one, don't you?
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    Flic Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

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    I have an executive presentation today at the Conference Center and one of the demos that I'll be presenting is a Line of Business Sales Force application that talks to a Dynamics AX backend. A sales person would use this application to help him/her take...
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    Mobile Secretary Source now Available.

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    Brian has released the source code for the Mobile Secretary application that he released last week. you can download the source code here . you can read more at the Windows Mobile blog .
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    Mobile Secretary by Brian Cross

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    Whoops a ltitle late in reporting this but Brian Cross has finally posted up the binary files for the Mobile Secretary application that he used during the MEDC WM5 Managed Code session. I've also presented his content during our MEDC World Tour. You can...
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    Dash away!

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    If you're like me, spending the past few weeks waiting for this device to be launched by T-Mobile, you can now celebrate. T-Mobile has launched the Dash for USD199 after an instant discount and rebate. Also for Developers you're able to purchase one for...
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    One-upsmanship Mobile Style

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    Not to be outdone by Cougar and his four screen setup and since I'm working for the Mobile division, this is how I'm going to redefine how the future mobile worker's environment looks like. From Left to Right: Media Player Pocket Internet Explorer Outlook...
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    I'm so jealous.

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    One of Derek's buddy's setup. http://derek.pocketnow.com/blog/2006/10/one_display_for_every_10_years.html That's FOUR 24" Widescreen LCDs, three positioned vertically and one horizontally. Here's what I heard about Cougar's layout: (from left...
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    MEDC 2007? So fast?

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    I just got out of a Kick-off meeting for MEDC 2007. So soon? So fast ? you might ask. Well, for an event of this size, planning usually starts 6-7months before. Events such as TechEd / PDC, planning starts right after the event ends!! Can't imagine the...
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    MEDC 2006 Conference DVD Available for Download

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    We're about to post the link to order the MEDC 2006 Conference DVD but in the meantime, we would like to allow everyone to download the conference DVD as well. As reported by Jason Langridge , you're able to download all the presentation slides, demos...
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    No Photoshop? No worry.

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    There's Paint.NET :) Yes that's right, almost 100% written in MANAGED CODE. I remember using this application when it was released as version 1 on my Windows XP. Although a novel idea at that time, the performance was very sluggish. Perhaps written without...
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    The Father of Norton Commander

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    Unbeknownst to me, one of the core developers of the Mobile Client Software Factory is John Socha-Leialoha and I found out recently that he was the father of Norton Commander during the good old days of DOS. Old school developers like myself will definitely...
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    Internet Explorer 7 Available now!

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    go download it! : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx
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    Getting Storage Information via Configuration Manager

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    I'm at a workshop that we're running for ISVs and Enterprise Customers called the Mobile Line of Business Application Development workshop for the next 4 days. This workshop is a deepdive into content for architects and developers that cover all issues...
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    Mobile Journalism

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    Read this: Fox News uses Windows Mobile Treo to break New York plan crash news. The future today: An army of future journalists, young and bright, armed with Windows Mobile devices with decent cameras with a one-click video recording uploading videos...
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    SLAM for Windows Mobile

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    This is a cool Social Neworking / Group Activity / Photo Sharing software built by MSR called SLAM . I just got it installed and the experience is pretty sweet. Allows you to join public "slam groups" and share photos and activities. You can also create...
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    Virtual PC 2007 Beta Available

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    Woot! as Jim stated on his blog entry, now we can make Virtual PC hands on labs that can connect directly to a device using USB. Previously we had to use emulators exclusively. so for the lucky few who are in the beta program , Congrats! I just can...
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    I'm gonna "Dash" out and get one of these!

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    Yeah I know, the title sounds so bloody corny, but hey, on October 25th, that's what I'm going to do. Walk into the T-Mobile store in Redmond and pickup one for me and the wife! Why is it good? checkout David Ciccone's excellent review of the T-Mobile...
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    Windows CE <> Windows Mobile

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    We get this question alot, "When should I use Windows CE and Windows Mobile? How is Windows Mobile different from Windows CE". In our MEDC Tour, we never fail to get these questions. Mike being a guru for the Embedded technologies get this so often that...
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    WMDC Beta 3 for Vista RC1 now Available!

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    Finally we get to distribute this to all Vista RC1 (and higher) users. WMDC Beta 3 is now available here . Incidentally, Vista RC2 (5744) is also available to all TAP, beta testers, Connect and MSDN. You can download it here . (funny thing, it states...
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    Microsoft Certification Exam 70-500 Beta Announcement

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    Back by popular demand, Microsoft Certification Exam 70-500 will be made available in Beta form again starting October 16 th and running through November 3 rd ! This is a Technology Specialist exam for IT Professionals in the mobility space. If you were...
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    Get all the Webcasts you need!

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    Love our selection of Webcasts ? Attend any of them? Wished we had them for download instead of streaming? Your prayers are answered. You can download them all (over 90 recorded webcasts!) in a big ZIP file here . We'll also make this available on a DVD...
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    Mike talks about Writing Managed Apps on CE6.0

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    My buddy over at the Windows Embedded team has made a couple of great posts on Windows CE 6.0 leading up to the Virtual Launch Event on the 1st of November 2006. His latest post is about writing Managed Applications using Visual Studio 2005 for Windows...
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    patterns and practices Mobile Client Software Factory on Dr.Dobb's

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    Ed Jezierski and Eugenio Pace from the patterns and practices group talks to Mark Baker from Dr. Dobb's Portal about the origins of the Mobile Client Software Factory . This is part 1 of a 6 part series. I'll post more updates when it becomes available...
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    Vista and SOTI

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    Wooot! SOTI Pocket Controller Professional 5.06 Build 886 works fine under Vista with WMDC. Finally I can use this for demos and ditch my XP machine. Skin display has a small issue, when you change skins, the skin won't show until you hit...
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