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    VS2005 vs DW8 apple-to-apple video comparison

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    I like stuff like this. It cuts through all the Marketing FUD that other companies use against Microsoft. Although, everyone claims Microsoft is the king of FUD , but from all the meetings, conferences and gatherings i've been too, the other companies...
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    Need some guidance on how to build Line of Business solutions on Windows Mobile?

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    Here you go. The 'Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator' kit. This resource built by our Mobile Consultant Extraordinaire, Rob Tiffany , helps developers understand the challenges and architecture that must be taken into consideration when building...
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    Windows Mobility Marvels Webcast - Mega List

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    For those of you who don't know already, here's a Ginormous list of Windows Mobility webcasts produced to date. Check it out! http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/msdnmobilit... What a fantastic source of information for developers who are either interested...
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    XNA Game Studio Express - This is how you reinvigorate developers!

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    Am at the GameFest event in the Washington State Convention Center and just came out of the keynote. How do I feel? Very excited. Why? cause I'm a developer at heart, and most of your fellow developers would understand, Game Development is the Holy Grail...
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    Windows Live Writer Beta now Available

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    If you're an avid Microsoft Blog follower, you might have noticed a sudden surge of blog posts about the new Windows Live Writer. Reason? We've been using this tool internally providing testing and feedback to the Windows Live Writer team as they stabilize...
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    Simple Search Gadget

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    I've built a very simple Windows Vista Sidebar Search Gadget a while back and just updated it to run on the Vista 5472 builds and above. Seriously, its VERY simple to write. I'm not a big fan of Javascript but there are tons of really smart and creative...
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    Having problems with the WM5 SDK on Vista?

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    I did! after installing the Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK and Smartphone SDKs , none of the project types appeared. Took me a while to figure it out and the answer is just a building away. At Building 118, Fernando Zandona a Program Manager in the...
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    Kleinweder and his new QVGA Landscape Homescreens

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    Kleinweder is my hero. His homescreens have adorned my smartphones ever since the MPX200. Everytime someone looks at my homescreen, they go, "Wow, where did you download that from?". I've answered that question so many times that I can memorize his URL...
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    Enhancing Labcasts (Guided Hands-on Labs)

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    Not sure how many of you know of Labcasts. The MSDN Virtual Lab team have been delivering content to you guys through Webcasts, Virtualized Hands-on labs. Now they have created a hybrid "Virtual Instructor Led Lab", called Guided Hands-on through combining...
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    Busted on Stage

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    Thanks Mel for sending me this link. My moment was a few years back, I was demonstrating Visual Studio and Web Services to a CTO and his team of architects and developers of a large manufacturing company, when an old friend of mine sent me a message and...
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    Which versions of Compact Framework will VS 'Orcas' Support

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    Amit Chopra from the VS for Devices team has made this post a while ago and I would like to share this with you, if you haven't already seen it. This is really important as it gives you notice up front and perhaps early enough for you to think about impact...
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    Microsoft Game Fest 2006

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    Microsoft's first Game Technology Conference will be held on August 14th and 15th, 2006 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, WA. Over 90+ sessions are being planned covering a myriad of topics covering all aspects of Game Development...
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    Maarten Struys shows us how to access Pocket Outlook

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    Maarten's our Embedded Rockstar in the Netherlands. He's a great presenter and got top awards at MEDC 2006. He just finished his latest episode and has published it on MSDN TV. Check it out, click on the picture to view.
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    .NETCF v2 SP1 Patch Announced

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    Mark Prentice of the .NETCF Team just announced the availability of the .NET Compact Framework v2 SP1 patch. This patch also contains the final legal distribution rights so that developers can continue to distribute the patched .NETCF together with...
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    Free Microsoft Software! Really?

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    Blake Handler one of my readers has just upgraded his blog to the new Live Spaces and has a HUGE list of Microsoft software that is available free. Check it out : http://bhandler.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!70F64BC910C9F7F3!1231.entry his list is getting...
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    Prepare for SQL Server Everywhere Edition Article Published on MSDN

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    Since we have announced that the new SQL Mobile will be called SQL Server Everywhere Edition , we got many questions from the community about the difference between the two and what features have been added. Scott Swigart has written an article on...
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    Virtual Lab for Windows CE 6.0 (Beta) Available Now!

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    Mike just posted an entry about the availability of the Windows CE 6.0 Beta Virtual Lab. A Virtual Lab is cool as it allows you to enter a Lab environment just as you would do when you're at a Hands-on Lab at a Microsoft event, but access it through a...
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    Microsoft Photosynth Announced!

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    The Live Labs team has just announced one of the most exciting technologies we've seen for a long time. This was previewed to us internally at MGX (internal meeting) and at TechFest (Microsoft R&D Expo) a few months back. Those of us who have been...
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    Another Ringtone Editor for Windows Mobile

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    For those of you who love to customize your phones (as I do), no doubt at one time or another had to look for an audio editor. The more popular applications on the net today are Goldwave and Audacity . I love Goldwave, its a "chocker" full of features...
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    A Snapshot of Windows Mobiles Developers with Top Mindshare

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    <EDIT> Since we got some good feedback from you guys, I've edited the title to reflect what this study was actually done for. Here's Derek's explanation : http://msmobiles.com/f/viewtopic.php?p=22098#22098 </EDIT> Derek Snyder , who...
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    Introducing Lego WiMo NXT

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    Colleague of mine, Brian Cross, developer extraordinaire on the Windows Mobile Product team showed off his Windows Mobile powered robot at MEDC 2006 earlier this year. After MEDC, Brian said that he would start working on a couple of new robots, namely...
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    Try Our Special Featured Windows Mobile 5.0 “Hands-On” Webcast

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    The MSDN Webcast and Virtual Labs teams are joining forces and offering a special featured Windows Mobile 5.0 “Hands-On” Live Meeting webcast! Be one of the first to join this Live Meeting as we guide you on how to develop managed applications for Pocket...
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    SSEv on Channel 9

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    There's a new video about SQL Server Everywhere Edition on Channel 9. Watch it here: http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=218346 Meet some of the minds behind 'SQL Everywhere Edition', a database technology that, among other things, enables...
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    Never Ever Fly US Airways.

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    They don't tell you that you're never confirmed a seat, just confirmed to have a registration on the flight. they don't tell you the seat number is not printed and you need to get your seat assigned at the gate. the old hag called Arlene at the gate said...
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    Fully Charged up at MGX, and lost it all in Vegas.

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    You might have noticed the entire Microsoft organization / blogs have gone pretty quiet the past few days. Reason? MGX. Microsoft Global Exchange. This huge event is held every year for our Internal Worldwide Sales and Marketing organizations to meet...
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