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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "Works on my machine" Certification Program

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    All the applications I've built in the past are automatically certified now that there is a new Certification Program called "The Works on my machine" Certification Program . The guys are Coding Horror has jazzed up the logo a little bit and clarified...
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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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    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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    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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    More Multi-touch from Jeff Han

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    Checkout Jeff's multi-touch large screen demo showed at TED 2007. He has a new company called Perceptive Pixel , a spin-off from his research at NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. (source: information aesthetics ) simply amazing.
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Deepfish Technology Preview available now

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    *UPDATE* Unfortunately, the limit for test accounts has been reached. The guys are LiveLabs just released Deepfish to a limited number of beta testers today so go get your account quickly. Deepfish enhances how you view and consume web content by rendering...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    XBORG 360

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    "Resistance is futile. We are the Borg. We will add your cultural and technological distinctiveness to our own." (picture from Joystiq via Engadget ) Come April, I'll gladly be assimilated.
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