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  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit released on MSDN!

    * CLARIFICATION * This is NOT the full SDK. This tool kit complements the actual Windows Mobile 6 SDK that you can download from here : http://bit.ly/CBHWc Woohoo! it’s finally done!! The Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit adds documentation, sample code, header and library files, emulator...
  • Blog Post: New Resco Mobileforms Toolkit 2009

    Resco has included 3 more controls to their very powerful toolkit, Toolbar, Tab and Tooltip. If you haven’t tried it yet, go download it or better yet, purchase it now !    
  • 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: 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: Resco releases MobileForms Toolkit 2008

    This is really handy for developers. Resco has released a ton of controls for .NET Compact Framework developers to help speed up application development time. PRESS RELEASE . This toolkit contains the following controls: Resco SmartGrid for .NET - powerful grid control with built-in auto edit capabilities...
  • Blog Post: League of Extraordinary Developers Challenge 2008 (LED Challenge)

    If you’re a mobile developer in Malaysia, check this activity out: Dear all, You are exclusively invited to attend our program briefing for The League of Extraordinary Developers Challenge 2008 (LED Challenge) which will take place next week, from Monday to Thursday (22 nd to 25 th September 2008) afternoon...
  • Blog Post: Build X1 Panels for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 device

    here's the press release: London , UK — 3 September 2008— Sony Ericsson today published its Software Developer Kit (SDK) for Xperia™ X1 and invited developers and content creators to capitalize on the opportunities offered by developing mobile content for the phone. Whether it is music...
  • Blog Post: Going to PDC? don't miss this Pre-conference

    Doug Boling and Jim Wilson are our mobile development rockstars and they'll be at PDC 2008 this year delivering the one day pre-conference called " Windows Mobile Development in Depth ". if you're going to PDC 2008, you won't wanna miss this. I believe they have a special if you register early...
  • Blog Post: Using the Diamond's Accelerometer from Visual Studio

    Scott Seligman has spent sometime figuring out how to get access to the HTC Touch Diamond's Accelerometer (Tilt Sensor) and built a sample app that shows off how anyone can do it. Checkout this blog here : http://scottandmichelle.net/scott/index.html?entry=784 Now will someone build a .NET Wrapper...
  • Blog Post: 30 Mobile Apps in 30 Days

    When we talk about developing applications on Windows Mobile (or any mobile device for that matter), many people think it's rocket science. It's hard, it's complicated, it's troublesome. Our competitors keep injecting FUD into everyone's minds, while we try really hard to do otherwise. Here comes Chris...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Workshop in Malaysia done!

    Thanks to Yu Tsing & Poh Sze from Malaysia, they completed a series of Mobility Workshops in three states recently and got great results. They ran over 15 workshops in these three states (Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Sabah) covering over 534 developers and 138 students. here are some pics :
  • Blog Post: Mobility Training in Vietnam

    Hai Le Thanh from Vietnam, recently conducted a Windows Mobile training for their local developer community. It's great to see these activities being run all over the world. Visit this site for more pics : http://liveclub.vn/news/khai-mac-lop-hoc-mobility-vietnam-ve-lap-trinh-window-mobile.aspx if you...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Application Development Webcast series

    Constanze Roman have been busy setting up a series of webcasts. Here's the list that have been recorded and coming in the next week: Part 1: Developing Applications for Windows Mobile Devices (now available on-demand) Part 2: Developing Your First Real Windows Mobile 6 Application (Wednesday 21-May)...
  • 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: Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulators available for download

    The Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images package adds emulator images to Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 that let you test applications for Windows Mobile 6.1. The emulator images can also be used as standalone without Visual Studio. They can be accessed through the Start Menu shortcuts. New emulator...
  • 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: 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: Dreamspark: Free tools for Students!

    This is an excellent initiative to empower students to learn software development using professional tools at a price point that students are expecting, Zero! Microsoft is offering students in 11 countries (as of this post), the ability to register and download four development tools that are key to...
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