Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

May, 2007

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  • Backstage @ Robotics

    Tornado in Singapore?

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    Unbelievable. We just witness a very rare occurrence of a tornado just off the southern coast of Singapore. It ripped right through some vessels and tankers off the harbor. Here are some pics we took from Microsoft Singapore's office of this Waterspout...
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    Silverlight on Windows Mobile : A closeup

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    For those of you who didn't get to see the Silverlight Windows Mobile demo at MIX, here's Scott Holden, the Product Unit Manager for the Compact Framework team, giving us a closer look a the Major League Baseball (MLB) demo.
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    O2 Launching XDA Flame soon

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    Heard from the grapevine that the O2 XDA Flame will be launched in about a week or two. here's a summary of the features: The first dual processor PDA-phone, the XDA Flame incorporates the powerful NVIDIA(R) GoForce(R) GPU for unrivalled screen graphics...
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    New Windows Mobile Developer/LOB Case Studies for May 2007

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    Thanks to James Pratt, here's a list of case studies that might be pertinent to developers on the successful use of Windows Mobile for Line of Business (LOB) use. Amway Deployed mobile LOB application, productivity and error reduction. http://www.microsoft...
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    MEDC 2007 Australia done!

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    We just wrapped up MEDC 2007 in Sydney Australia today. What a great event. Personally I think this year was much better and we had a better set of attendees who thought that we had better content this time round. Thanks to every one who took their time...
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    Bootleg MEDC Session Videos online!

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    Paul Mooney carried a laptop and video camera and recorded as many sessions as he could at MEDC Las Vegas last week. I applaud his tenacity and passion for doing this and we are very thankful to him. Checkout his videos on his blog : http://dotnetjunkies...
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    Three more Mobility Touchdown events

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    We have 3 more Mobility Touchdown workshops that we've been doing the past few months and they're in: Date / Time City / State May 30 - June 1, 2007 9:00am - 6:00pm Washington DC, D.C. May 31 - June 1, 2007 9:00am - 6:00pm Irving, Texas June 18 - 20,...
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    OFONE Video Leaked

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    Check it out! Someone is not gonna have a good day today.. but for the rest of you, enjoy :) Please bear in mind, this is a SPOOF .
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    New Books on Windows Mobile Development

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    Thanks Rob for sending this list over. here are some new books that you can already order that covers Windows Mobile development, .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and SQL Server Compact Edition. Cool Stuff! Professional Microsoft Smartphone Programming – Covers...
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    Rob and team breaks previous sync record

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    Rob Tiffany and team demonstrated LIVE to everyone at MEDC 2007 that SQL Server Compact Edition can maintain a 720 subscriber merge replication concurrently on a complex and constantly updating database. That and still never crossing the 35% CPU utilization...
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    Trying to get Voice Command to work with BT on WM6 Dash?

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    There has been some reports about users not being able to get their Bluetooth headset working with Voice Command on the T-Mobile WM6 Dash update. here's a quick fix: Users can restore BT headset functionality by changing the following reg key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...
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    Mobility Touchdown in Australia

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    We're in Day 2 of the Mobility Touchdown workshop in Sydney Australia. It's a very beautiful day today as you can see from the scene outside the window. Maybe one day we should have a workshop el fresco. James McCutcheon is our trainer this time round...
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    DING! Wooot!

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    Have to keep on trudging along..
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    PDC Rescheduled!

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    Just got word that PDC 2007 will be rescheduled. BOO HOOO. I was really looking forward to attending this year's PDC since we didn't have one last year. The reason for rescheduling it is because PDC, as most of you would know, is focused on FUTURE technologies...
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    In Singapore again for Mobility Touchdown II

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    This week we're running another 3 day workshop for those customers and partners that we couldn't reach the last time round. Andre Ngo will be the trainer and the workshop will be in the Microsoft Singapore's Innovation Center. Just got into Singapore...
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    How to view Start Menu in List Mode

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    Was asked this question recently and found a great tweaking guide for Windows Mobile phones. All you have to do to Change Start Menu to List View Instead of Large Icon View: Navigate to \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shell\StartMenu 2a: Change...
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    MEDC 2007 Taiwan Done!

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    Finally, a grueling 10 hours and 3 sessions back to back completed. I'm relieved. I'll never do 3 sessions in a day again :P really stressful. Here are some pictures from the event, Panoramic shot of the keynote: Keynote Attendees: Mel and Derek co-Presenting...
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    Microsoft Surface

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    I'm a little late with this news but this is very cool. Finally we get to see all these different technologies put into good use and into a product. The hardest part about Research Technology is trying to commercialize it. I think this team did a good...
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    From Hobby Bobby to Software Architect

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    Congratulations Mike! This is a long-time coming and well deserved promotion. Now I can tell people that I've drank weird coffee , wore fake samurai hats , played with inflatable kangaroos, and stumped " Lex Luthor" into talking about his need for Tongkat...
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    Signpost 2007 now released to the wild

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    Graz has now posted the Signpost 2007 application that they built for MEDC 2007 online at their website. Download and try it now. Obviously you won't be able to participate unless you're in MEDC right now, but try it anyway. http://studierstube.icg.tu...
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    OFONE Spoof covered on Seattle PI

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    Didn't want to post anything about this during the keynote but now since Seattle PI posted this on their blog, go ahead and read it: http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/114741.asp totally hilarious, hope we can post the video on youtube...
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    MEDC 2007 Street Performer - WiMonet

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    Checkout Brian Cross' activity at MEDC 2007. he's walking around the conference halls / corridors with a WiMo robot, whiteboard, a heavy backpack and lots of marker pens, showing off WiMonet to all attendees and letting them interact with it by creating...
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    Mobility Touchdown Argentina kicks off today!

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    Q4Tech and Ronald Armas (Architect Evangelist) in Latin America kicked off the first in the series of 3 mobility touchdown workshops to be held in Argentina, Peru and Colombia. Head on over to the Mobility Touchdown blog for questions and answers...
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    New blog for two teammates!

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    Reed Robison, Architect and Window Mobile tech extraordinaire and Steve Hegenderfer, Hulk Hogan impersonator, are two colleagues in the Windows Mobile division who's been trying to start up their blog for a while now and finally got the time to put one...
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    OFONE: It was first shown at MEDC not MIX!

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    Someone needs to get this right. The OFONE gag video was first shown at the Mobile and Embedded Conference (MEDC2007) in Las Vegas. Most of you readers know this but many on youtube and readers of Businessweek will not. Derek Snyder , who was the creator...
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