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Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

February, 2007

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    iMalaysia rocks!

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    This video has been circulating around a lot today and I thought I'd share it with you, since it was built by a fellow Malaysian. He says he wrote it himself using PPL . be sure you wait till the end ya :)
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    Mobility Touchdown TTT Workshop in Redmond

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    Today is day 2 of our Mobility Touchdown Workshop Train-the-Trainers (TTT). We're currently training our valued field technical evangelists from various cities on our course content for our Mobility Touchdown series in March-April, together with a few...
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    Mobile related articles published in February

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    Here's a list of articles that we've published on MSDN in February. Architectures of the Today Screen Plug-in and the Home Screen Plug-in http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb278109.aspx What's New for Developers in Windows Mobile 6 http://msdn2...
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    Vista Gadgets on Windows Mobile?

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    Is that possible? Yes of course. Thanks to Mel Sampat . He's uploaded an interview that Laura Foy recorded on10.net . Although just a start, you can sort of guess what we're working on in the Dungeons of Building 118 :)
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    Going to TechEd 07? Take a look at this Pre-Conf.

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    Jim Wilson is presenting a pre-conference session about designing and deploying mobile solutions at TechEd 2007 in Orlando this June. Checkout the details: Designing, Developing and Deploying Highly Scalable Mobile Business Solutions on the Windows Mobile...
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    Words to live by.

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    Saw this on Digg , this is so bloody true. Excellent tips on how to make your resume / CV stand out and increase you chances of getting hired. Here's a snippet: What's unfair about what just happened is this. You spent hours working on your resume. You...
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    MEDC International Dates Final

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    Nice, Mike has posted the final dates for MEDC International. Las Vegas - May 1-3 (April 30th for Pre-Conference tutorials) India - May 10-12 Australia - May 16 Taiwan - May 29 Korea - May 30 Japan - June 6 Singapore - June 8 China – June 21 Berlin -...
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    Mobility Touchdown for Architects and Developers

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    If you're interested in Line of Business development for Windows Mobile devices and have 3 days to spare, come attend the Mobility Touchdown series of workshops that we're running around the US and later on other cities in the world (UK, Malaysia, Australia...
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    Benefon to launch Windows Mobile 6 GPS devices in June

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    I know I'm a little late with this news but it's nice to know that we're beginning to see more Windows Mobile devices from Finland. Benefon announced it will launch three smart devices in the TWIG product line running Windows Mobile 6. Here's a link to...
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    Play Atari 2600 games on your Smartphone

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    From Brian of Hackszine through Makezine , here's a cool video tutorial on how you can play Atari 2600 games on your Windows Mobile device using the STELLA emulator . And I can attest to it working fine on Windows Mobile 6. You can also buy ROMs from...
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    Voice Command in Action desu.

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    This is a cool video demo of the Microsoft Voice Command running on a Dell X51v . It's mainly in Japanese but you can definitely get the idea. What's amazing is that Voice Command works so well even with such a thick Japanese accent. Something must be...
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    Rob Howard suggested I try blogmailr

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    Rob Howard from telligent systems, creators of the Community Server suggested I use http://www.blogmailr.com to submit blogs via email. This is a test post, if things go crappy, let me know and i'll pull it asap :) Blogged via Windows Mobile 6 ...
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    Wow, I want this at home.

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    So I'm sitting in the Sphinx room at the Microsoft Platform Adoption Center in building 20 in the Redmond Campus trying to get the machines setup for our Mobility LOB Train-the-trainer workshop next week. I've just gone through a semi-complicated 9-step...
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    Make your mark, Mobile style

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    For those of you who don't know already, TechEd 2007 this year will be at Orlando from June 4th to 8th and this time round will showcase over 440 breakout sessions over 14 core technical tracks . This year, Mobility gets its OWN track, which we're very...
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    Mobile Blogging

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    How many of you blog from your mobile device? Not view, but POST. Personally I've done this about 5 times mostly when there was a power outage all over Washington during the Windstorms a few months ago. The experience left a stale taste in my mouth, perhaps...
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    The 3 Amigos of MEDC : Past & Present

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    Damn! Mike dropped in during one of our important MEDC Content review/triage/brainstorming sessions and brought his camera along. The three MEDC Content Owners, James Pratt (MEDC 2005), myself (MEDC 2006) and Derek Snyder (MEDC 2007) were meeting to discuss...
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    Virtual PC 2007 now available!

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    Ahhh, the final release of Virtual PC 2007 is now available for download on MSDN . Finally we get Vista support as the Guest and Host operating systems. Still no USB support though..
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    Custom Windows Mobile shell anyone?

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    This is by far the most requested feature (in my opinion) by the users of Windows Mobile devices that I meet wherever I go. "How can I change the UI? How can I replace the Today screen? How can I have my own program launcher?". Rabi Satter, one of our...
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    GXFC.Year++;

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    For those of you who celebrate Chinese New Year in this year of the Pig, (how nice if Ang Pows came with these instead of cash) Here's to a good and prosperous year ahead. "恭喜发财" "Gong Xi Fa Cai" "Kong Hei Fatt Choy" "Keong...
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    Will o' the WISP Lite

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    Windows Mobile 6 contains a new API for Ink input and gestures based on the Tablet PC WISP ( Windows Ink Services for Pen Windows Ink Services Platform , that's what the Tablet PC guys call it). It is a reduced set of features for a PDA/Phone device form...
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    Talk about motivating speakers...

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    Derek Snyder (our MEDC Content Lead) has gone and done it! He's taken a camera on a quest to motivate speakers for MEDC 2007 to hand in their presentation decks according to schedule. We spent the whole of yesterday afternoon on what he calls the Prize...
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    Nice free GPS Navigation

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    You guys know about Windows Live Search mobile right? Well one of the cool features that I just found out and decided to record is the "Center on GPS" feature which effectively turns your Live Search application into a free GPS Navigation software. Only...
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    Here's some meat..

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    Good news! While we wait for the availability of the Windows Mobile 6 SDK, the .NET Micro Framework team released the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework 2.0 SDK today! To find out more about .NET Micro Framework, bet the whitepaper , watch the webcast , view...
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    Where's the beef?

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    Sorry for teasing you guys with all these Windows Mobile 6 news and previews into the SDK without actually telling you how to get them. James Pratt who's the Windows Mobile 6 Product Manager in our team clarified everything on the Windows Mobile team...
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    Windows Mobile 6 Business User Features Demo

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    Checkout the video screencast of the cool new business user features of Windows Mobile 6 that Jason Langridge and I recorded last week. or if you prefer Soapbox: Windows Mobile 6 Demo ** Yes I know it's looooooong. It's only 9mins 11secs....
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