Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

March, 2007

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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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    Microsoft to acquire Tellme

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    As reported at Techcrunch and Microsoft's PressPass today . Microsoft is acquiring Tellme Networks Inc a voice service provider. here's an excerpt from the press release. Tellme is a leader in voice services for the phone, including its popular...
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    Case study on UK's G's Fresh Product Online

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    Anglia Business Solutions , one of our mobility partners in the UK completed a project with G's Fresh Produce and Richard Jones, the BCS Developer of the Year, who's been working there on this project posted on his blog at ( www.binaryrefinery.com ) a...
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    New Downloads on MSDN 3/12

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    Three new downloads have been added to MSDN recently, check them out here: eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4) Service Pack 4 (SP4) allows eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 users to target Windows CE 5.0 based devices. Microsoft Device Emulator...
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    The Magic Big 2

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    No, it's not the Magic Big Two (Cho Dai Dee) card game played by millions of Asians around the world, but I just read an article on CNET by Eric Sylvers about how Mobile Operators (Carriers) are sick of having to support so many different operating systems...
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    .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP2 Released

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    Ahh I'm so late with this news but I'll have to anyway, it's a great release. Jim Wilson has a detailed list of bug fixes here . From what I've heard, most Windows Mobile 6 devices that will be coming out soon will have SP2 in ROM :) The .NETCF Team has...
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    Wimo's gonna be at Maker's Faire.

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    Brian Cross, father of the WimoBot s just told me that Wimo has been accepted and invited to Maker's Faire in San Francisco, CA on May 19-20 2007. That's absolutely fantastic. You should see the amount of work Brian puts into his babies and how they have...
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    Life with Newsbreak 2.0 after two days

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    So after installing Newsbreak 2.0 from Iliumsoft and finally being able to subscribe to all my favorite video blogs, I've a few things to say about my experience: Newsbreak 2.0 feels snappier Maybe it's just the euphoria of using a new version...
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    Windows Mobile Charting Controls?

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    Someone asked me today what is the best reporting / charting controls that are available for Windows Mobile and the .NET Compact Framework. Hard pressed to find an answer I went searching using my favorite search engine. I found an old page at pocketpcmag...
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    Derek the Dominator

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    Derek Snyder is this year's MEDC 2007 Content Lead blogging at http://www.mogadget.com and he's a total dominator at Content Review meetings. Here's a video taken by Mike at his most recent review meeting. Video: Planning MEDC 2007: Within the Track Owner...
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    More from TechFest 2007

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    This year, Microsoft decided to open up this internal only event to close partners and community influencers to share what Microsoft Research has got cooking in their research facilities in Redmond, Cambridge, India and China. Engadget has a nice post...
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    Newsbreak 2.0

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    Newsbreak, my "mostest-favoritest" RSS reader has been upgraded to v2.0 . New and improved with fancy icons and PODCAST and VIDEO BLOG support amongst others. Woot! Checkout some screenshots I took today. (viewing news item and clicked on download podcast...
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    Flippin German Emperor

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    (picture from PDADB.net ) Take a look at this pic. This is the new HTC Kaiser, an improved HTC TyTn. Did you notice the new way the screen slides out? Very Interesting :) I wonder how it can stay up like that without it falling back and tilting the keyboard...
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    Microsoft Research TechFest 2007 Keynote

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    Checkout the TechFest 2007 keynote that was delivered today and look at the super-cool demos and research technologies we're working on in Microsoft Research. Nothing get's me this charged up as much when seeing all the amazing things that these guys...
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    Lord of Devices

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    Checkout this cool video of Raleigh Paenitz who's our Lord of Devices and was managing all the devices that we showcased at 3GSM and the upcoming MEDC 2007 event. Originally posted at moGadget.com . Look at all the processing power on that table! ...
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    Want to build your own Custom Shell?

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    Rabi Satter, one of our Mobility SST (Swat Team) consultants just posted a while ago about building your own custom shell for Windows Mobile. His next guide is about restricting certain applications from executing especially if you need a device that...
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    Mobility IT Pro MCP Exam goes live.

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    As promised , the IT Professional version of the Mobility MCP exam is now live. Title: (70-500)- Microsoft® Windows® Mobile Designing, Implementing, and Managing Short description of the exam: This exam is intended for IT professionals who design, implement...
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    Windows Mobile 6 Resolutions

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    Mike Calligaro just posted on the Windows Mobile Team Blog about our support for different resolutions specifically square screens and what ISVs should do to their application to support these resolutions. Checkout Mel's table:
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    Five and still Alive

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    (photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilita/ ) March 1st 2002. That was the first day I reported to work at Level 15 Menara Amcorp in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. To renew Microsoft's commitment to software developers in the country by setting up a new...
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    The Next Generation

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    Got this link from Smartphonethoughts . Looks like PDAdb.net published the specs for the next generation of the HTC Star Trek device, called HTC Erator or HTC S420. I'm assuming that if Dopod carries it, it'll be labeled as the Dopod S420. Finally...
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    Windows Mobile 6 SDKs now available.

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    We just announced the availability of the Windows Mobile 6 SDKs (Professional and Standard) for download on MSDN. So to clarify the new naming convention: Windows Mobile for Smartphone = Windows Mobile Standard (use Standard SDK) Windows Mobile for Pocket...
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    MCP - Mobility Developer Exam is LIVE

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    We just got this hot off the press. The (70-540)- Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Application Development certification exam is now live. here are the details: Title: (70-540)- Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 - Application Development Short description of the...
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    Trainers Trained. 22 to go.

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    Dave, Darryl, Dan, "Marty", Jon, Jennifer, Michael, me, Jose, John, Matt and Ronald. (L-R). Missing, Tim, Peter, Kevin & Nima who flew back this afternoon. States represented: Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Las Vegas, New York, Mountain View...
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