Backstage @ Robotics

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    Innovate On Windows Mobile launched.

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    To date we have over 18,000 applications built for Windows Mobile by our Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and to accelerate that growth especially for ISVs that are providing Line of Business solutions on Windows Mobile. Mobile Communications Business...
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    PDC 08 Announced!

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    Alright, doing my bit to carpet-bomb our developer community. Nobody needs any introduction to what the PDC08 event is all about but know that it is confirmed to happen on October 27th to 30th 2008 in Los Angeles. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/events...
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    Hey FBLook here!

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    Just got pinged on communicator to take a look at this cool add-on to outlook. FBLook allows you to update your Facebook status, see the number of requests/messages in your Facebook account. Go download it and try it out here : http://www.techhit.com...
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    Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 released!

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    For those of you who are on Exchange and totally enjoying the rich experience that our other non-exchange users have, here's a new service pack that enhances it even more! Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been designed specifically...
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    Office 2007 format support for Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6

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    It's out officially now. Download it here : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4b106c1f-51e2-42f0-ba32-69bb7e9a3814&displaylang=en&tm Improvements: Enhanced viewing experience for charts in Excel Mobile. Ability...
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    Silverlight 1.1 is now Silverlight 2.0

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    Cool! There are so many additional features that the Silverlight team is adding to it that instead of calling it a point release, they're going with a major release number. (unlike the naming convention we used for WM6 :P). here's the list of new features...
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    Blackjack II has great battery life

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    Those of you who have one of these phones would agree with me. By far, this is the phone with the longest battery life of all the new Windows Mobile 6 devices we've seen. I haven't stress tested it yet but my previous phone battery lasts around 8-9 hours...
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    Visual Studio 2008 released!

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    yes yes I'm late with the news but this is just too good to not blog about. Go get your copy now and install it..and start building some cool apps. Just remember.. You can only build Windows Mobile apps with the PRO SKU and above. Express and Standard...
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    Welcome to the Social.. again.

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    Woot! just installed the update on my Zune and it rocks. I love the new Zune 2 interface. What's great is that owners of the old Zune device can have the same experience that the Zune 2 provides. Try doing that for a change Apple! *point*point* anyway...
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    The journey of WCF Store and Forward

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    David Kline from the NETCF team just published a an in-depth tour of his personal experience working on the Lunch Launcher demo application that was shown all around the world at the various MEDC events. Lunch Launcher was built to demonstrate a scenario...
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    Wii-ed at last

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    So how many of you have one? After a year, I managed to get one from a local Fred Meyer who had it tucked away in the back of the counter. I asked them why they had never put it out for display and the store manager answered "It never last long enough...
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    Ok everybody, say it with me...

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    LINQ is not pronounced "Link-You" just as FAQ is not pronounced .... (saw this on a friend's status message)
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    Microsoft, Change the World or Go Home!

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    We just silently launched a feedback channel on the Microsoft Connect site to solicit constructive feedback and suggestions on how we can improve the Developer Experience for Windows Mobile. If you feel compelled to help and have a lot of killer ideas...
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    New Deep-Dev-Tech (DDT) Blog

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    José Gallardo Salazar is one of the core architect at Q4Tech who helped us build the Mobility Touchdown content and delivered it world wide to over 22 cities last year. Here is his profile: Jose Gallardo Salazar is a senior mobile developer and architect...
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    Namespaces for .NET Compact Framework 3.5

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    I've been asked recently for the list of namespaces that will ship with .NET Compact Framework 3.5, so here it is: Namespace Microsoft.ServiceModel.Channels.Mail Microsoft.ServiceModel.Channels.Mail.WindowsMobile Microsoft.VisualBasic Microsoft.VisualBasic...
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    MOAST! - Sinbad Search

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    Here's the Mother of All Search Tools. Made in Malaysia :) Sinbad Search according to its creator, Teng, is a useful contextual search tool that helps simplify information retrieval. here's the full scoop: Sinbad Search is for looking up information on...
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    Cool! Make ASP.NET AJAX recognize Mobile IE properly

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    Jim Wilson has been working hard on mobile web technologies for the past few months and he just posted a browser definition file that he hacked together to get ASP.NET to recognize the Mobile IE browser properly so that AJAX capabilities would work as...
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    Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 launched

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    *phew* I had to take a deep breath before saying it. What's with the super long names nowadays? I think a better name would be, Microsoft Device Manager or it's old internal codename (for those of you who know what it is). This is one of the most...
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    Freaking cool Halo3 display at the Company Store

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    If you're ever visiting Microsoft, make sure you drop by the Visitor Center / Company Store to take a look at this very cool Halo 3 diorama. I believe these were the same models that were created for the TV commercial. here's the TV commercial:
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhh

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    haha I can't believe it. Someone is doing it . Woot! Kudos to Toshiba. Derek will be so happy. Not sure why? checkout this vid:
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    Media Player Control for Windows Mobile

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    This is really cool. the OpenNETCF guys are at it again. someone pay them already!! they've created a Media Player Control that allows you to easily play media using your .NET Compact Framework application. This however is an actual product and not freeware...
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    QR Codes for everyone

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    Thanks to OpenNETCF, you can now easily build QR Code recognition capabilities to your application. Mark has blogged about this new toolkit and resources for building QR codes. Check it out : http://blog.markarteaga.com/QRCodeForNETCompactFramework.aspx
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    Mobile Check-in at Airports in Sydney

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    Now this is cool and it's such a simple solution. The Airline sends the picture of a 2D barcode to your phone and all you have to do is to hold the phone up against the scanner during check-in and it'll print your boarding pass immediately. I wonder when...
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    Lovely music from Bioshock

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    I love Bioshock . I think it's the best game this year and definitely better than Halo3 . One of the most beautiful parts of the game, apart from their level design, is the period music. My wife and I love the 30s,40s and 50s and the music in the game...
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    Samsung Innovation Quest Contest Announced

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    Looks like Samsung is putting a lot of programs in place for developers these days. They're running a contest called Innovation Quest and you can stand to win a a huge chunk of prize money that totals almost €240,000!! Here are the details if you're interested...
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