Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

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  • Blog Post: TEN YEARS!

    Wow. and I’m still here. You know when folks come up to me and ask me how are things in my part of the world, I find myself saying “great! I’m still surviving.”. It’s funny how I’ve transitioned from “Awesome! just great” or “Fantastic” to “Still surviving”. I guess all the changes within the company...
  • Blog Post: GoMaps Indoor Navigation

    This has always been a problem for Microsoft (or any big company). we have so many buildings and rooms in our campus, sometimes it’s a chore to locate a meeting room or a person you’d like to meet. We have to work in 10-15mins of travel time before and after meetings just to ensure we arrive...
  • Blog Post: Geez! Talk about FUD

    Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. this is what OUR community is doing to us these day. I wonder how someone who claims he’s respectable can connect two completely unrelated sources of information into something negative towards Microsoft. Read : http://msmobiles.com/news.php/8126.html   What does a marketing...
  • Blog Post: Do you have a fantasy application? we do!

    Have you ever thought about a cool mobile application? Have you wished that your phone was a phaser? maybe a visual caloric recognizer? or even a Universal Translator? At SXSW Interactive, The Internet Geek Girl will be conducting video interviews with nine famous bloggers to find out what their fantasy...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Incubation Week announced

    Brian Hoskins from our Emerging Business Team just announced the birth of the Incubation Week for mobile development companies. This is a week long, deep dive, hands on, fully assisted workshop to help startup companies get started in building applications for Windows Mobile for distribution. checkout...
  • Blog Post: New Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide Available

      The patterns & practices group has just recently released a new Pocket Guide that is targeted at Mobile Architecture and development. It covers a ton of information and common pitfalls that you can avoid when building serious mobile line of business applications. Download a copy here : http...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images Available now

    Today we’re announcing the availability of the Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images that includes the new Internet Explorer Mobile 6 browser built in. These are the new resolutions that are supported: Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Standard DPI: 131 - Resolution: 320 x 320 pixels DPI: 131 - Resolution: 400 x 240...
  • Blog Post: New Mobility Center on MSDN

    It’s time again for a visual refresh for the MSDN Mobility Center . This time round we organized it by development phases instead of “type of content” which was really hard to navigate. With this new look, you can easily find information that you are interested in based on the phase of development you...
  • Blog Post: Common Criteria Certification for Windows Mobile 6.1

    Saw this as Jason’s blog :   I got some great news yesterday that Windows Mobile 6.1 has just gained Common Criteria Certification! If you aren't familiar with Common Criteria then Wikipedia helps :) The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (abbreviated as Common Criteria...
  • Blog Post: Samsung Blackjack II WM6.1 Update available. Official!

    get it now. http://www.samsung.com/us/i617/windowsupgrade/ Windows Vista Instructions: http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=557&PROD_SUB_ID=558&PROD_ID=957&AT_ID=132707 Windows XP Instructions: http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs...
  • Blog Post: HTC S740 is the Shiznit!

    Alright, i'm totally skipping the Rafael for this new shiny toy. They finally got their senses back and put a 12keypad on the device. Don't quite like the QWERTY though, but might be useful. Phone looks a little thick, around 2mm thinner than the Rafael which is like a boat.   I'm still waiting...
  • Blog Post: Out making Silverlight shine!

    Went to TechEd SEA 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week and got interviewed by a couple of journalists. Know them for many years and was very delighted to see them. This time round they asked about Silverlight for Mobile and what it's all about. here's one of the news pieces that was written by Tan...
  • Blog Post: How To: Add Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Mobile 6.1 Browser Definitions to ASP.NET

    Jim Wilson shows us how to make ASP.NET pages render well on Internet Explorer Mobile on Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 by adding a custom browser definition file. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc546461.aspx
  • Blog Post: Two New Windows Mobile Virtual Labs available

    We've uploaded two more virtual labs on MSDN that goes in depth on .NETCF Windows Communications Foundation and How to build an application that is future proof. Click on the links below to access the labs directly: Building an Application using Windows Communications Foundation (WCF) and Store...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Metro site updated

    with fixes to the content and latest news. check it out : http://blogs.msdn.com/mobilitymetro/ you can also follow the event through the use of Twitter Hashtags : http://www.hashtags.org/tag/mobmetro/ follow me on twitter : http://twitter.com/lokeuei
  • Blog Post: Mobility Metro Training done in Xiamen, China

    Got this email update from our colleagues in China. They're doing an amazing job at providing indepth mobile development training that no other platform can provide, not the iPhone, not Nokia and definitely not RIM. If you're an enterprise and serious about Mobility, this is the way to go. 21 people...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Fire Starter Event

    Got this email today: Did you know that 5 of the 10 top selling ‘Smart Phones’ run on Windows Mobile? and, If you always wondered who wrote ‘Bubble breaker’ on the Windows Mobile phone and wanted to write similar applications that get used by Millions of people around the world then this Mobility Fire...
  • Blog Post: More Mobility Metro events

    Here are the other events that are happening in the US. Click on the link to register. City Date Capacity Days San Diego 04/22/2008 50 1 Dallas 04/29/2008 20 3 Austin 05/07/2008 60 1 Chicago * 05/12/2008 20 3 Redmond 05/13/2008 100 1 Memphis 05/13/2008 25 3 Houston 05/20/2008 15 3 Mountain View 05/21...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Metro Houston Sign-up now!

    Mobility Metro- Developing on Windows Mobile Houston, May 20 th – 22 nd Mobility Metro is a 3 day hands-on lab that covers the detailed points about building applications on the Windows Mobile platform. It covers tools such as Visual Studio 2008, the .NET Compact Framework, SQL Server Compact Edition...
  • Blog Post: Managed Stored Procedures and Mobile LOB Architecture

    Rabi Satter of the Kiosk Mode fame , has done two posts about the cool things he worked on for the Mobile Line of Business Accelerator. Managed Stored Procedures : http://www.satter.org/2008/03/managed-stored.html Mobile LOB Architecture : http://www.satter.org/2008/03/mobile-lob-ac-1.html Check it out...
  • Blog Post: The New Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator 2008

    Rob just sent this email to me today. His team has been building the new version of the Solutions Accelerator for a couple of months now and now they're ready to release it to the wild. What's really amazing to me is that they managed to implement MANAGED STORED PROCEDURES and TRIGGERS for SQL Compact...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Mobile at MIX08

    Checkout these videos of the Silverlight mobile demos that were shown at the MIX08 keynote just this last week. MIXr Mobile Social Networking with Silverlight 2 WeatherBug Weather Beyond the Browser with WeatherBug
  • Blog Post: MIX08 Bits

    Here are the links to download all the new stuff that we've announced at MIX08 today. Internet Explorer 8 - http://www.microsoft.com/ie/ie8 Silverlight 2 Beta 1 : http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/resources/installationFiles.aspx?v=2.0 Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 : http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New MSDN Mobility Center

    The MSDN Mobility Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsmobile just got a facelift! we have completely redesigned the page to feature the four main mobile application development concepts: Smart Devices Mobile Web Games Rich Internet Apps The last section is yet unfinished so stay tuned to any updates...
  • Blog Post: More Mobile Radio sessions at TechNet

    February 12, 2008 Windows Mobile Part Two of Three Discover why Windows Mobile is the optimal choice for your organization and IT professionals. Join Windows Mobile experts Derek Snyder and Brian Hoskins to learn the top features of Windows Mobile for business and how Windows Mobile with System Center...
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