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    Is your app ready for Moto Q and the new Samsung i320?

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    Get Your Applications Ready for the First Windows Mobile Powered Smartphones with 320x240 Screens The Motorola Q and Samsung i320 bring the first landscape 320x240 screens to Windows Mobile® powered Smartphones. These devices will be in the hands...
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    Worldcup 2006 Fever!

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    For those of you who are interested in Football. Not the NFL kind, and not the AFL kind either. In places not in the Rest-of-the-world category, it's called Soccer . here's a cool utility for fans who wish to monitor the games but are stuck at work...
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    MEDC 2006 Europe Keynote - DONE!

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    Another fantastic event kicked off in Nice, France today at the Acropolis . Todd Warren delivered a good keynote session supported by Mike Hall on Windows Embedded, Jonathan Kagle of the . NET MicroFramework team and myself for Windows Mobile. Everything...
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    patterns & practices Mobile Client Software Factory CTP is available now!

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    The patterns and practices group has just announced the Community Tech Preview of the Mobile Client Software Factory for Windows Mobile Enterprise Application Development. You can download the bits here : http://practices.gotdotnet.com/projects/mobile...
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    Bonjour Sava!

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    Finally we're in Nice, France. We got in late last night from Tokyo via London. What a long flight, 12 hours + 5 hours in transit at NArita and Heathrow. Now we have 4 days to prep for MEDC EMEA at the Acropolis from the 6th till the 8th of June. It...
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    MEDC 2006 World Tour #2 - Tokyo Japan. DONE!

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    We've just completed our keynote at MEDC 2006 Japan in Meguro Ga Jo En in Tokyo to a packed room of 600 attendees. Keynote presentation was delivered by Michele Freed, General Manager of the Mobile Information Worker business in Microsoft. Mike...
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    Speaker's Corner

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    Something funny happened to us today at the Speaker's Corner , The Domain in Sydney. We were looking for an opportune place to watch the bats fly off from the Botanical Gardens, when we came across a Speaker's Corner. Being from a country where free...
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    Look at what we've been up to!

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    We reached Australia yesterday and Mike captured our activities for the past 48 hours. I couldn't have said it better. Checkout his blog postings. Our Starbucks Coffee Escapade http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehall/archive/2006/05/22/604516.aspx After...
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    Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 is now available as a Standalone Release with WM5 and MSFP

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    Have you wondered whether you can use the Microsoft Device Emulator standalone with Windows Mobile Images? Well, now you can! Device Emulator 1.0 (yes, the same one that released with Visual Studio 2005), is now available as a standalone download from...
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    Frank Evals

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    Was scanning through our evals that we've collected from MEDC and I've seen many kudos and many really frank comments about certain sessions and certain activities in MEDC. Thanks for giving us that feedback. I'm also looking for additional comments....
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    MEDC 2006 Speaker Scoreboard

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    At MEDC this year, we decided to do something new and create a real-time Speaker Evaluation scoreboard that extracts evals from the COMMNET system and creates a Top 30 speaker/sessions list for all the speakers to watch in their speaker room. The...
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    XBOX 360 for submitting evals?

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    yes that's right. if you're at MEDC, make sure you fill in your speaker / session evaluations and you stand to win many prizes and we're giving away an Xbox 360 too. Don't believe us? here's a picture of yesterday's winner. there are more to be...
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    Almost Done

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    We just got back from the attendee party. Was held at the TAO. Hope all of you (who came) did enjoy yourself and got your free t-shirt. Nice to see everybody's faces, I was the one giving away the t-shirt at the exit. One more day and we're done. can...
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    MEDC T-0.9

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    Good Morning. we're in the final stages of setting up the MEDC Keynote. Pre-conference has started this morning and there are tons of people registering for the event already. This is going to be a great event and you'll find interesting things to do...
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    For those in GMT +10

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    MEDC Australia is happening on the 25 th of May. This event as you all know is targeting Mobile and Embedded Developers and is being held on the 25 th of May in Melbourne . The speakers involved in the event are Dr Neil Roodyn Dr Peter Stanski...
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    Plug: MEDC 2006 Europe Activities and Specials.

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    If you're interested in attending the Microsoft Mobile & Embedded DevCon 2006 Europe , 6-8 June 2006, Nice , France. Here is a list of fantastic offers and activities: Early Bird Extension: We’ve extended our early bird until 19 May – please...
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    Keynote Review #3 Done!

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    We've just had our most important keynote review with our senior execs this morning and after 90minutes, we all left feeling happy yet very tired. We spent the last two days putting together some really cool last minute demo applications into the keynote...
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    Too many cooks spoil the broth.

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    As the ol'saying goes . I thought we would have a glitch free content scheduling exercise for MEDC 2006, but as another popular adage goes, nothing is ever absolutely perfect. We were struggling with some session code changes, renaming from ILL to...
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    Backstage Pass!

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    Here's a virtual Backstage pass for all of you. Mike and I just setup a Flickr Photostream to provide an eye into our planning & execution of not only the US MEDC2006 event in Las Vegas on May 9th till May 11th, but all the other MEDC International...
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    MSFP For Treo 700w is out!

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    Go grab it now if you have one and don't be a "push"-over! http://www.palm.com/us/support/downloads/treo700wupdater/verizon.html btw, we have 2 sessions at MEDC by Palm's speakers and 1 Panel session where you can thank or flame Palm's Developers...
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    MEDC2006 Podcasts Live!

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    Thanks to Mike , we have our MEDC 2006 Podcast up and running. The first video we have is an interview with most of the Content owners and others for MEDC. You can find out all the cool things we have in store for you in May. here's a link to the RSS...
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    ((rating>=1) && (rating=<9)) || ((rating>=1) && (rating<=5)) ?

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    We've been evaluating speaker performance, quality of sessions, satisfaction with events and almost every other measurable/metricable activity for the past few years on the One to Nine scale. And believe it or not, the Average bar is not 5.0 but 7.0 especially...
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    For those of you around GMT+1

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    Attend Mobile and Embedded DevCon 2006 Europe and get the latest on building and bringing to market the next wave of devices, applications, content, and services for the Windows Mobile® and Windows® Embedded platforms. Holler if you guys are going...
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    Microsoft's Session Leveling Guideline

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    Most of you know this since you've been to many Microsoft events but many times, different people have different interpretations of the Session Levels that run from 100 - 400. Here's the official guideline that we use internally for all our events. You...
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    MEDC Dry runs begin today!

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    We've finished with our first day of Dry-runs today and we've observed something really interesting. We only had 4 speakers. While we have allocated 3 large rooms. When we took a look at the schedule, it was bottom heavy as expected. Everybody wanted...
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