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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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    Need help with MEDC Project

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    You guys know the Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference 2007 is coming soon, and at this event, we're planning to create a cool application that everyone will be able to download and install on their device. I can't tell you more about it as it's...
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    How to get from 48 to 42 in 6 months without going to the gym.

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    Some of you have asked about my diet so here are my 5 tips for losing 6 inches in 6 months without exercise. (Note: NOTHING beats exercise. But if you're lazy, this guide might work for you). 1. Be and Stay Happy Enough can't be said about this. In order...
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    Overjoyed!

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    Taken today on March 17th 2007: 6 months ago: I'm very happy. :)
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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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    Mobile Penpals for Emerging Markets

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    Was reading an excellent article on Open Gardens about Mobile Penpals by Stanford's RDVP program and frankly, this is a relatively simple concept to implement in any Emerging Market. Not only are phone pervasive they're also very personal, linking an...
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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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    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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    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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    WM6? "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy" Guide

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    Here's a quick guide and table that a colleague of ours, Deepak built. It clarifies the difference between Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 6 AND talks about the new naming scheme (Pro,Std and Classic). I'll post the HTML and PDF versions...
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    Top 5 indicators when you know your blog has come of age.

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    You have few decent comments and a ton of comment spam. You have people linking to your posts - finally. When you have consistently increasing traffic/subscribers for the past few months When you spend a whole day thinking about what to blog about. You...
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    New Flipping Kaiser Pics

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    Nice :) Gizmodo just posted some images from http://www.mml.com.tw of the HTC Kaiser. I was right , the new fangled way of tilting the screen works. It first slides out like so: and then pops up Looks quite usable. I hope the hinge lasts or you'll have...
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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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    Misguided Me

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    This week, Microsoft is hosting an event called Microsoft Technology Summit 2007. It's a yearly event setup to have an open Sourced dialog with folks from the Open Source community and other non-Microsoft influentials about standards, technology, and...
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    Rob's building something huge for MEDC

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    Rob Tiffany , our Enterprise Mobile Architect has just started work on building an amazing exhibit for MEDC 2007 called "Enterprise Mobility in Action". He'll be putting together over 27 servers and configuring them to demonstrate how scalable the 4-tier...
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    Microsoft Technology Summit session done

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    Was at the MTS event with Clark Butler (a Strategist in my group) at the Microsoft Convention Center in building 33 delivering an hour session on Windows Mobile in a Nutshell. We had a casual discussion about Windows Mobile and what our release cycle...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Carnival of Mobilist #65

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    Judy Breck who runs Golden Swamp (a blog about Mobile learning) has taken over the reins of the Carnival of Mobilist and she has just posted episode #65. If you don't know what a " carnival " is, it is actually a digest of related blog posts contributed...
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    Nivek's Tractor Wimo

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    Checkout this humongous Wimo that "The Efficient Coder" built following Brian's lead. He used a JASJAR as the controller and has built in GPS. Jump over to his blog for more pics . Source: http://www.wimobot.com/community/nivek.aspx
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    How do I get my device upgraded to WM6?

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    That's a MFAQ, the "Most Frequently Asked Question" that we get these days. Gerardo Dada from our team working with OEMs and Mobile operators has attempted to clarify and answer this question in his blog post . Here's a snippet: Carriers will provide...
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    Windows Mobile Speed Painting

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    Speed painting videos are coming very popular on Youtube with such talent as Macpulenta with his rendition of John Locke (from LOST) and EclecticAsylumArt with his art made with Ketchup and French Fries . Now here's another one from the creators of the...
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