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    p&p Mobile Client Software Factory goes Gold

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    It's released now on MSDN. Developers can now make use of these new application blocks in their own applications with the final distribution rights . · Mobile CompositeUI & ObjectBuilder application block · Data subscription block · Connection...
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    Windows Mobile Virtual Labs

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    A few days ago, Mike made a post about us building Virtual Labs for both Window CE6 and Windows Mobile. I've completed mine, in record time. Actually, I just took them from the MEDC HOLs that we ran at MEDC Las Vegas :) Mike has to build everything from...
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    Testing Mel's Phone Blogger

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    Mel wrote a cool .netcf2 application for us MSDN and TECHNET Bloggers to use from our phones. Hopefully he'll make this available to everyone soon.
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    Neopoleon does Windows Mobile

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    Checkout Rory Blyth's screencast on Channel 9. He's an amazing guy with a flair for anything .NET especially Windows Mobile. His screencasts cover 8 topics such as: An Introduction To Windows Mobile Development Building a Simple Web Browser...
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    On a break!

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    On a week long break at the Funbeach ! Very quiet community, they don't even have GSM signals for t-mobile so I can't use my phone. But!, they have WiFi!. fantastic. Since I'm not supposed to be online, I'll just leave a short message and say hi. ...
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    Speaker Handicap

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    Throughout our worldwide MEDC events, one of the hardest thing for us to judge is the difference between speaker ratings between the 3 regions. US, EMEA and Asia. It seems there is a disparity between the 3 and I believe some of them are due to cultural...
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    Brian Cross updates his WiMo Tutorial

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    For those of you who don't know Brian Cross is a dev in the Windows Mobile group responsible for many of the APIs you use today. His pet project was to build a Windows Mobile piloted robot. We showcased his project on stage during MEDC Las Vegas. He...
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    Just Released: Microsoft Activesync 4.2

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    well, yesterday to be exact. Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 is the latest sync software release for Windows Mobile-based devices. ActiveSync provides a great synchronization experience with Windows®-based PCs and Microsoft Outlook right out of the box. ActiveSync...
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    We're Hiring! Anyone interested?

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    Since i'm not supposed to be scouting or head-hunting for potential team members, I'll fish instead. *cast net* We have a couple of positions open in our team in the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group. If you're interested and are REALLY serious, please...
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    Oh MEDC DVDs, where art thou?

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    Many of you have asked about the MEDC Conference DVDs. Here's an update. The MEDC DVD production is completed by our vendor and are being delivered to the mail house tomorrow to be mailed to all MEDC Las Vegas attendees, including staff, speakers etc...
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    Device Security Manager Powertoy for Windows Mobile 5.0 Released!

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    This test tool helps developers of Windows Mobile applications test various security policies for Windows Mobile devices. It is designed as a desktop application that ships with a preset list of “security configurations”. A security configuration...
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    Back home

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    Well, the MEDC Tour is finally over and we're all back safe and sound in Redmond. Feeling both very happy and satisfied that the tour is complete and everything went very well. Feeling a little blue too coz all the euphoria and excitement is dwindling...
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    Best of MEDC 2006 Labs updated and published to MSDN Library

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    After getting numerous suggestions and request for allowing attendees to download lab materials, we've updated and published these labs to the MSDN Library. Step by Step: Migrating an eMbedded Visual C++ Application to Visual Studio 2005 http://msdn...
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    MEDC 2006 Kuala Lumpur DONE!

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    With great fanfare and flawless execution, the MEDC Kuala Lumpur keynote and event was delivered today to a throng of over 900 developers and IT Professionals. Keynote was led by Tony Mestres, General Manager of the Windows Mobile Operator business and...
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    Got a new O2 Atom Exec for the MEDC Malaysia's Keynote

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    Just got this from the O2 distributor here in Malaysia. Since they're so kind to provide these devices for our use, I'll be showing all my demos on it tomorrow. The box is made very well with a magnetized front flap and nicely placed compartments...
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    Which devices have MSFP Today?

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    Mobile Operators with MSFP Devices · Cingular: 8125, 2125 · Orange : SPV M5000, C600 · Sprint: PPC 6700 · O2 XDA: Atom Exec, Atom Mini S (APAC) Device Makers with MSFP · Palm Treo 700w (VZW) · I-mate SP5, SP5m, Jasjar, Kjam...
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    Some interesting statistics about Windows Mobile

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    Here's something interesting that you might find useful about the Windows Mobile business and momentum. Phones are available from 115 mobile operators in 55 countries These MOs represent 1 billion+ subscribers, roughly 65% of WW subscribers...
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    Microsoft Expression Web Designer Demo & Training videos now available.

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    The Microsoft Expression Web Designer is currently in CTP and now we're posted up some training videos that you can watch and learn from. These videos include a full hour demo and introduction level training on Expression Web Designer. You can download...
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    Have you heard? .NET Compact Framework v2.0 SP1 is done and is being released.

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    I think there are about a few hundred bloggers who have posted something about this so i'll spare you the long post and just give you a quick summary of what's new. Customer Feedback drove this release. Improvements in stability Adds new debugging...
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    MEDC 2006 Beijing, China - DONE!

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    Hot after the heels of MEDC Taiwan, the China team put up a great show today at the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel in Beijing for MEDC 2006 China . We dropped into Beijing yesterday evening, went in for prep and together with a host of other partners...
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    MEDC 2006 Taiwan - Done!

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    What a great day. Eddie Wu delivered a good keynote for MEDC 2006 Taiwan today at the Westin Hotel, Taipei. Keynote was delivered completely in Mandarin and my demos were delivered in English of course. I'm a Banana who can't speak my mother tongue ....
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    Project Glidepath Software Factory Released

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    If you're a MicroISV (1-10 developer shop) you would like to play around with Glidepath . A set of Visual Studio 2005 add-ins that are delivered in packages via an RSS update feed, which allows you to take advantage of their process guidance, workflow...
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    The .NET MicroFramework

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    Some of you have written to ask about the .NET MicroFramework and where to find more info. Here's the official temp site: http://www.aboutnetmf.com Fill in the request form and the team will get back to you.
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    Test Driven Development for Mobile Devices possible!

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    I was almost a month ago when I was given a tour of the patterns and practices group offices to meet up with the team working on the Mobile Client Software Factory . This new Software Factory was designed to address some of the most common issues with...
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    CTP of SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition Now Available

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    SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition is the followup to SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition (SQL Mobile). Everywhere Edition adds to the great data replication and synchronization capabilities available in SQL Mobile. With Everywhere Edition, you can use the...
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