Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.
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    Namespaces for .NET Compact Framework 3.5

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    I've been asked recently for the list of namespaces that will ship with .NET Compact Framework 3.5, so here it is: Namespace Microsoft.ServiceModel.Channels.Mail Microsoft.ServiceModel.Channels.Mail.WindowsMobile Microsoft.VisualBasic Microsoft.VisualBasic...
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    MOAST! - Sinbad Search

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    Here's the Mother of All Search Tools. Made in Malaysia :) Sinbad Search according to its creator, Teng, is a useful contextual search tool that helps simplify information retrieval. here's the full scoop: Sinbad Search is for looking up information on...
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    Cool! Make ASP.NET AJAX recognize Mobile IE properly

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    Jim Wilson has been working hard on mobile web technologies for the past few months and he just posted a browser definition file that he hacked together to get ASP.NET to recognize the Mobile IE browser properly so that AJAX capabilities would work as...
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    Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 launched

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    *phew* I had to take a deep breath before saying it. What's with the super long names nowadays? I think a better name would be, Microsoft Device Manager or it's old internal codename (for those of you who know what it is). This is one of the most...
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    Freaking cool Halo3 display at the Company Store

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    If you're ever visiting Microsoft, make sure you drop by the Visitor Center / Company Store to take a look at this very cool Halo 3 diorama. I believe these were the same models that were created for the TV commercial. here's the TV commercial:
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhh

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    haha I can't believe it. Someone is doing it . Woot! Kudos to Toshiba. Derek will be so happy. Not sure why? checkout this vid:
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    Media Player Control for Windows Mobile

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    This is really cool. the OpenNETCF guys are at it again. someone pay them already!! they've created a Media Player Control that allows you to easily play media using your .NET Compact Framework application. This however is an actual product and not freeware...
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    QR Codes for everyone

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    Thanks to OpenNETCF, you can now easily build QR Code recognition capabilities to your application. Mark has blogged about this new toolkit and resources for building QR codes. Check it out : http://blog.markarteaga.com/QRCodeForNETCompactFramework.aspx
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    Mobile Check-in at Airports in Sydney

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    Now this is cool and it's such a simple solution. The Airline sends the picture of a 2D barcode to your phone and all you have to do is to hold the phone up against the scanner during check-in and it'll print your boarding pass immediately. I wonder when...
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    Lovely music from Bioshock

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    I love Bioshock . I think it's the best game this year and definitely better than Halo3 . One of the most beautiful parts of the game, apart from their level design, is the period music. My wife and I love the 30s,40s and 50s and the music in the game...
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    Samsung Innovation Quest Contest Announced

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    Looks like Samsung is putting a lot of programs in place for developers these days. They're running a contest called Innovation Quest and you can stand to win a a huge chunk of prize money that totals almost €240,000!! Here are the details if you're interested...
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    Windows Mobile 6 Development and Deployment Best Practices

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    Got this email from the Fierce Developer newsletter that AT&T's DevCentral program is organizing a webcast to be presented by Maarten Struys. Those of you who knows Maarten, he is a expert on all things mobile and embedded and his webcasts are very...
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    Thanks to Stomach Flu

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    I made it to 36. For the past few days, I've been suffering the ill effects of having stomach flu . My daughter brought it back from school and it has been doing it's rounds in my family except for my wife. For those of you who have felt this, it's one...
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    Understanding Virtual Memory for Windows Mobile

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    I know a lot of users have come across memory issues especially when using the camera on your Windows Mobile device and some of you wonder why there isn't enough RAM even when your device has 128mb of RAM. In order to understand, first you have to learn...
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    Yay. Zune 2 is out.

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    I like the new interface, don't you? Checkout the news coverage: Microsoft beefs up Zune music and community experience Microsoft's new Zunes- officially in 80, 8, and 4GB sizes First-Gen Zune Getting All The New Features- This is How You Treat Your Customers...
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