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    Silverlight on Windows Mobile AND Nokia :)

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    Gosh, never thought that i'd ever be able to post those two logos side by side. :) That's right. After a lot of hard work, not only are we announcing that we have Silverlight on Mobile devices now, but we're announcing that Microsoft and Nokia are working...
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    Zumobi goes live.

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    Zumobi uses widgets (“Tiles”) to deliver content in a fun and innovative way, and is a free download that we’re pleased to make available to customers as part of our Windows Mobile Owners Circle offering. This version of Zumobi has a On10 Tile, which...
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    New MSDN Mobility Center

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    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...
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    Dreamspark: Free tools for Students!

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    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...
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    Rendering Japanese & Chinese on Windows Mobile 6

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    I got this question from one of our Evangelists in Japan, Hiroshi Ota at TechReady 6. I couldn't answer it on the spot but he sent an email shortly after to let me know he found the solution. Instead of having to install a custom ROM image that supports...
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    More Mobile Radio sessions at TechNet

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    February 12, 2008 Windows Mobile Part Two of Three Discover why Windows Mobile is the optimal choice for your organization and IT professionals. Join Windows Mobile experts Derek Snyder and Brian Hoskins to learn the top features of Windows Mobile for...
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    Windows Live Developer Program for Mobile announced

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    Oh finally! we've been waiting for this for so long. Read the press release : http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=PR&date=20080211&id=8171373 The Windows Live team has finally announced a structured mobile developer...
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    Global Mobile Award 2008 goes to...

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    Windows Mobile 6 for winning the Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service . Microsoft is connecting people to the information that matters most to them, anywhere, anytime. Windows Mobile 6 makes it easier for businesses to go mobile with increased integration...
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    MSN Direct Technology Preview Available

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    Got this email today. Check it out! MSN® Direct for Windows Mobile® Technology Preview Available for download today. Get up to the minute news*, weather and stock info directly on your Smartphone home screen No waiting for web pages to load. No typing...
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    New version of Signpost to be available today

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    Ever since we've launched and used the amazing location aware conference application called Signpost at MEDC and TechEd, we've been getting a lot of interest in other events. The next time Signpost will be used will be next week during the Internal Microsoft...
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    Happy Chinese New Year!

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    Wow! One year can go by so quickly . If you don't know what the New Year means to the Chinese people, here's a great Wikipedia entry that explains almost everything you need to know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year This year is the year...
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    Windows Mobile Radio

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    Windows Mobile Top 10 Features for Business ( http://www.microsoft.com/tnradio ) Discover why Windows Mobile is the optimal choice for your organization and IT professionals. Join Windows Mobile expert, Derek Snyder , as he covers the top 10 features...
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    Mobility Metro Training Asia #1 done!

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    Just completed this training in Hong Kong to a room filled with developers and evangelists from the Microsoft field offices. We went through 3 days of hands-on training that covers the following topics: All About Windows Mobile LOB Mobile Applications...
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    Ice Cube on Silverlight

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    This is awesome! "Internet TV coming at you at UVN!" (with Silverlight). Ice Cube is the co-founder of UVNTV.com appears in this video that our UX Evangelist Michael Scherotter made when he was over at their office recently. Watch it here : ...
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    More Windows Mobile Development "How Do I" videos

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    More cool tutorial videos by Jim Wilson gone live. Using the new VS2008 Device Security Manager http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsmobile/bb979623.aspx Using the Device Emulator Configuration features of the Device Emulator Manager Automation APIs...
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    Boringg....

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    Another cool app that we had two years ago , now getting kudos and hoo-ha on the iPhone. come on already, make some cool multi-touch apps for the iPhone. THAT is where it's unique.
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    What Video Game System Should you own?

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    funny!
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    Wanna watch Bill Gate's CES Keynote?

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    here it is : http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/ces/default.mspx Don't forget to watch the funny cameo video at time index 10:45. 5:40.
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    We're getting a lot of UI love these days.

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    I know, we're all sick of the old Windows Mobile look and feel. we're dying for nicer looking devices and homescreens. We're all envious of what Apple did with their iPhone. There are many things that we can improve, and trust me, we are doing it, but...
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    24 Windows Mobile Holiday Gift Guides.

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    A tad late but I think this list is still great for those looking to shop for Windows Mobile devices as suggested from these 24 online publications/blogs: The Smart Gift Guide to Smartphones Associated Press, Syndicated by Fox News and TheJournalNews...
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    What's in your Pocket? (PC)

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    After switching to the new awesome Blackjack II recently, I took the opportunity to clean up my list of useful applications. I never realized that I had SO MUCH CRAP on my phone. So after moving my Micro SD card over with my personal data and reinstalling...
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    Nationally Ranked School District Improves Efficiency, Community with Mobile Solution

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    “Now if a student isn’t where he or she is supposed to be, we can pull out AERIES Mobile and check pictures and information…. So that kind of thing happens less and less as use of the device … spreads.” Mark Reider, Director of Information Services, Irvine...
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    Gamefest Asia 2008 - Are you going?

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    Are you attending Gamefest Asia? Microsoft’s premier conference on game development. Join other industry leaders in Hong Kong on Thursday, 24 January 2008 to get the most advanced development intelligence on building great games for Windows®, Windows...
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    SQL Server Compact 3.5 Japanese versions available for download

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    Windows Desktop runtime: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7849b34f-67ab-481f-a5a5-4990597b0297&displaylang=ja Windows Mobile runtime: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=38ed2670-a70a-43b3-87f3-7ab67b56cbf2&displaylang...
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    Zumobi Beta is Available!

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    Check it out. Pretty slick interface. Allows you to run applications or in this case "tiles" by just tapping the appropriate numbers on the keypad/keyboard/area of the screen that corresponds to the tiles on the screen. This navigation method reminds...
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