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Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

February, 2007

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    Windows Mobile 6 - What's in it for developers?

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    *exhale* phewww, finally. Now that Windows Mobile 6 is announced , we can be more open about it. As you know we've been putting a lot of work to improve a user's experience in the core Windows Mobile OS, but what exactly is available under the hood for...
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    How to: Monitor calls on Windows Mobile using C#

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    Someone just sent me a mail and asked if we had any C# samples / source code for monitoring status of incoming and outgoing calls. It all really depends on what you want to do with these calls, are you just trying to get the status? or trying to capture...
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    WMDC is available for Vista

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    There you go, now we're alright. We've just released the Windows Mobile Device Center for x86 and x64 today (officially, although the download files were published on the servers yesterday). Go ahead to the official WMDC site to download the updates....
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Chinese New Year Shopping

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    The Chinese New Year festivities are picking up in Chinatown, Singapore. I was there to buy a couple of packs of Ang Pows for my wife because she's trying to introduce some foreign Chinese culture and crafting activities at her pre-school in Redmond....
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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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    Mittblasters - Hand dryers of the future.

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    If you're ever in Singapore, visit the Night Safari . It's a very cool experience getting to ride on a tram in the night through the wild rainforests of South East Asia. The best thing for us wasn't the nocturnal animals, or that we couldn't take a single...
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    What do I do? what do I do?

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    Got a request to update my Vista machine today and saw this list of available updates. My god, what should I do? Should I check the optional update? Wonder what it is for. I hate to gripe about my fellow colleagues over in the Vista org , but hey, not...
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    WM6 not WM6.0 *shake fist*

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    Just wanted to clarify the naming convention for Windows Mobile. "Windows Mobile 6" is the official name for the latest version of Windows Mobile, not : Windows Mobile 6.0 Windows Mobile 6.x Windows Mobile Six Pocket PC 6 Smartphone...
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    Windows Mobile 6 officially announced.

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    So for those who didn't believe that we were announcing it early, here's the official press announcement . Just to let you know, employees were told that we can talk about Windows Mobile 6 four days ago, that's why we went all out with the information...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Faster on WM6

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    I've been using Windows Mobile 6 dogfood (build 15342) on my Excalibur for a while now and have been very happy with it, until today that is. I've just managed to update my device to the latest RTM build and guess what I found... Everything is magically...
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    Tips for moving your life to a new Windows Mobile device

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    If you're like us who have more than one device, one of the hardest things to do is to move to a new device, especially when you have so many applications installed and customizations done to the phone. Here's what I do in order to reduce the downtime...
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