Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

May, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Eat your heart out MacBook

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    This is Intel's vision of what their new notebook would look like, codenamed "Metro". It seems that this notebook is no thicker than the Motorola's Razr. Check it out. Read the full article on Business Week here : http://www.businessweek.com...
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    DirectShow compatible camera modes

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    During our work on Signpost 2007 for MEDC , Daniel Wagner, the developer, has encountered numerous compatibility issues when using DirectShow to enable the camera to stream live video modes. He's created a chart with over 18 devices that we've tested...
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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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    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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    Windows Mobile 6 Pro & Std SDK Refresh released today

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    At MEDC we gave away a DVD chock full of information, SDKs and sample code to all attendees and we've also uploaded it on MSDN Mobility Center. Download the SDK bits now. Here are the emulators that are included in the SDKs: Windows Mobile 6 Standard...
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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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    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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    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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    Genesis of Microsoft PopFly

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    Since Microsoft PopFly was announced at MakerFaire recently, there has been a ton of posts and interest in PopFly. Even Chris Pirillo is all over it , which is pretty rare I must say. Head over to John Montgomery's blog to read the history behind how...
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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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    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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    Back in Taipei

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    We just arrived in Taipei, Taiwan for MEDC 2007 day after tomorrow. This time round we're staying at the Hyatt which is much closer to the convention center and right next to the Taipei 101 building. Time to do some work, I have three sessions to deliver...
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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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    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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    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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    Power of Waterspouts

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    If you have any doubt as to the power of waterspouts, checkout this really nice video done by someone in Singapore. Look at how the powerful winds (est. 150mph) turn the big boat around. If you were standing on the deck of that boat, you would have been...
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