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    The Moth Talks about Sharing Assets between WM and Desktop

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    Daniel Moth , a former MVP, who is now working for Microsoft is hosting a Webcast titled "Sharing Assest between Windows Mobile and Windows Desktop" for the Windows Virtual Mobile Group on September 20th, 2006. Tune in and learn !
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    A Presenter's Toolkit

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    So guys, how many of you deliver presentations on a regular basis? either to a small 5+ audience or to large (hundreds and thousands) of people? If you do, I'm sure you have a "toolkit" or a "toolbox" of presentation type gadgets that are in your repertoire...
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    Webcasts on a DVD?

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    We've gotten numerous requests especially from bandwidth challenged countries about on-line streaming videos and webcasts. Although webcasts work well mostly in the US and Europe, the experience is never good in other parts of the world. I used to be...
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    One Step Closer to Gaming Nirvana

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    So with all the devices available for Portable Gaming, one that we have not exploited yet is the Windows Mobile device. Yes you might argue that we have casual games a all that, but in order for the device to TRULY be a gaming device, you need a couple...
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    Best of MEDC 2006 Virtual Labs are Up!

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    We’ve taken five (5) of the best Hands-on Labs from MEDC 2006 and made them Virtual Labs . These are basically Hands-on Labs that are available for anyone via a Web Browser. They can download the Lab Manuals and walk through the entire lab at their own...
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    Mel uploads a tutorial about using ScreenLib

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    As discussed a few days ago, Screenlib is a simple tool that Mel built to help Native C++ developers build resolution independent application easily without writing a whole lot of code. This capability has been available for Managed C#/VB developers via...
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    Network Analyzer PowerToy now Available

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    The New Network Analyzer PowerToy for Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PCs and Smartphones, contain tools such as ping and ipconfig that you can run from within your device. Handy tools which should have been default on these devices. Very useful when trying...
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    Under the Radar

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    Came across an interesting blog about new business concepts and ideas called " Under the Radar - Tracking Early Stage Technology Innovation ". It's a great site that lists new ideas and businesses that are on the bleeding edge of innovation. Why do I...
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    Having Issues Synching with Vista RC1?

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    Thanks to Mel who sits right next to Lydia, the Program Manager for the Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC), we have the answer for your woes. Go over to Mel's post to read up his extensive explanation about why you can't run WMDC on Vista RC1, for now...
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    HTC Announces 4 new Devices

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    It just gets better and better. It's been a long decade since the first CE PDA appeared on the market and look at how we've progressed. HTC's latest line-up of PDAs and Smartphones are just simply sexy. Engadget , Gizmodo , msmobile.com , Smartphone Thoughts...
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    New Vista Drivers for Vista RC1

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    For the "men" who are on the bleeding edge running their primary OS on Vista RC1, NVIDIA and ATI has upgraded their video drivers for Windows Vista RC1 that included a few fixes. · https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID...
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    Neopoleon does Data Aware Mobile Applications

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    Rory's back! After having a few personal ups and downs which i'm sure most of you know of. He has put together a video Introduction to writing Data Aware Mobile Applications and have uploaded Part 1. Download it here.
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    Something light for the long Weekend

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    Chris Pirillo is funny. Some say he's weird, but his comics are entertaining. Really. Love this one about Cell Phones. http://blaugh.com/2006/08/30/cell-phone-overkill/ how true.
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    A Holiday Treat - RC Galore

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    and the pundits say Vista won't ship . Jim Alchin just sent a mail out internally and to the beta testers worldwide that Windows Vista RC1 is officially done (vista_5600.16384.060829-2230). You can read the letter on the Windows Vista Team Blog . Folks...
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    Mel talks about Resolution Independence

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    It's the biggest challenge for Mobile Developers today, yet, very few know it's not that hard to fix. Mel's latest post talks about how simple it can be for developers to build resolution independent applications, IF they want to do it. Many don't bother...
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    Sign up now for Mobility Connections in Fall

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    Mobility Connections is new this year from the DevConnections folks and this year, will feature updated Mobile content from the Mobile PC and Windows Mobile groups here at Microsoft. You'll also be able to take a look at the new tools and platforms that...
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    XNA Game Studio Express (Beta) is up!

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    As discussed here , and if you have an XBOX 360, download it now and write some cool games. The XNA team has also updated their blog with a very interesting post about how XNA Game Studio will help developers manage content, esp in the game development...
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    SSEv Database Synchronizer (ADS) CTP

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    The SQL Server Everywhere Edition team has just announced the Community Tech Preview of the Access Database Synchronizer (ADS) which allows you to do what its namesake says, synchronize data between Access Database on a desktop and SQL Server Everywhere...
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    Wanna win some Dell XPS Laptops?

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    The Developer and Platform Evangelist folks in Microsoft is running a contest to see who can build the best Conversion tools for WPF/XAML. Here's a short blurb: Announcing...the official start of the WPF Conversion Contest , a contest that challenges...
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    Too Funny

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    Watch this. Another one of those funny videos that wouldn't be funny if it weren't so bloody true. Here's one about making international calls and what the experience is like especially for our company as we do a ton of these calls every week. The only...
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    .NET Compact Framework v2 SP1 Patch is now live in all VS Languages

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    Developers who wish to update the build of .NET Compact Framework v2 to SP1 with all the legal redistribution rights on their development PC can do so with the .NET Compact Framework v2 SP1 Patch located at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...
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    Rob's Flickr Plugin for Live Writer

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    Rob just posted a plugin for Live Writer that he cobbled up faster that you can say his name. His Flickr Plugin allows you to browse Flickr for photos by Flickr ID and quickly inserts it into your blog post. here's a screenshot of the plugin: Pretty simple...
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    It's all worth it!

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    <- My Hero There are times during your career when something happens that just made your day and made you feel that all the sweat and tears you've put in for the company is all worth it. It happened for me tonight. Was speaking to an old friend...
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    Brian Cross releases source code for WiMoBot NXT

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    For those of you who have been following, Microsoft recently announced the CTP for Microsoft Robotics Studio that has support for the new Lego Mindstorm kits . Our very own Brian Cross who first showcased his WiMo robot at the MEDC Keynote a couple of...
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    Beta Invite : Exam 71-540 Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 App Development

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    As reported here: http://msmobiles.com/news.php/5492.html , we've been working on this exam for a while now and the team is executing the beta phase next month. Read on for more details about this exam and how to register for the beta. Do it quickly,...
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