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    PDC Session Code

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    The code and slides for the session I delivered yesterday (with a re-run today at 12:30 room 518) are here: Code Slides Case Study: Putting a Conference In Your Pocket This session is about consuming RSS data on a mobile device, exploring...
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    Mobile stuff at PDC 2005

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    If you are among the 'chosen few' heading off to the Professional Developers Conference in LA next week then you will be pleased hear that despite the focus on desktop technologies this year, there will be some interesting Mobile content at the show:...
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    [UK Only] Microsoft Mobile Embedded Developers User Group UK

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    Recently I've been working with Ian Thain from Sybase, Neil Cowburn of OpenNetCF fame and Tony Whitter to help start up a UK Mobile Developer focused user group. The good news is it's finally been launched: " Microsoft Mobile Embedded Developers...
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    HTC Tornado

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    After reading Jasons post about the Tornado, I was pleasantly surprise to have one turn up to my presentation last night. Tornado info : · Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone · 2.2'' QVGA display · 200MHz OMAP processor · 64MB of RAM · 64MB...
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    MSDN TechTalk: A First Look at Windows Mobile 5.0

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    I promised to post my demos from last night’s presentation (31st Aug). For completeness here are the slides (the official site for event slides etc is here www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/postevents ): Windows Mobile 5.0 Operating System Overview.ppt ...
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    Merge replication and complex filters

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    I'm currently doing a design review for a SQL CE + SQL 2000 mobile system developed by Thomas Granath and Anders Lundstedt that uses merge replication as the basis for sending data to the device. The exercise was prompted by slow perf seen during replication...
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    MSDN Technical Briefing: SQL Server 2005 - 17th August

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    I've just finished delivering a session on CLR support in SQL 2005 and had several people ask for the demos. Here they are. Grab the zip file here , and the slides here . You will need SQL 2005 beta 2 or later and VS 2005 Beta 2. To install the...
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    "Developer Developer Developer, II" event

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    Just catching up on my mail and saw the plans for a second DDD event due to take place 22nd October (yes, thats a Saturday) at the Microsoft campus in Reading, UK. This is a community lead day with no Microsoft speakers at all! That means you will get...
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    Jason Langridge, device king!

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    It’s well overdue but Jason has finally started blogging: http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonlan Let me tell you a bit about Jason: he has worked at Microsoft UK for many years and has a knack of knowing the 'right' people, mostly around device, to always...
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    VS2005 DeviceEmulator

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    I have been playing around with deviceemulator.exe today, trying to install a new device image and have it show up in the "Device Emulator Manager" (can be found from VS 2005 menu: Tools->Device Emulator Manager). Setting up an emulator should be...
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    Is Motorola cool again?

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    This Business Week article is an interesting read discussing where Moto is headed and how they intend to get there. It’s great to see Microsoft Smartphone OS powering some of the coolest new phones such as the 'Q'. I liked this quote: 'And the Q phone...
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    CAB file utility (v1.1)

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    Download v1.1 By popular demand I've updated the tool already! Now it actually extracts the files and shows the directory location they would have gone to on the device. Regarding the GetFileSize issue, it looks like I was using a bad cab file on...
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    CAB file utility

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    Have you ever built a cab file and then lost the original INF? Or ever wondered just exactly what settings a Pocket PC theme uses? Windows XP includes shell extensions that can show you the raw files inside a CAB but at first glance what you see bears...
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    MSDN event in October

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    MSDN TechTalk – Windows Mobile 5.0 Developer Nuggets Date/Time : Thursday 27th October, 6pm – 9pm Venue: Microsoft London Register at : https://msevents-eu.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=118761178 F ed-up wasting...
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    Mobile realted MSDN event

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    If you missed the Mobile Embedded Developers Conference then this is a great oportunity to catch up on NET CF 2.0 and WM 5.0. MSDN TechTalk - What's new in .NET CF 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 for Windows Mobile 5.0 development? Date/Time: Tuesday...
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    Handling secrets in .NET code

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    I had a question about handling private data such as a password in .NET code. I know this is a well documented area but I still get questions about stuff like this from time to time: The risk associated with storing passwords or other sensitive data...
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    Motorola 'Q' Smartphone

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    Last night Ed Zander of Motorola and Steve Ballmer jointly anounced the Motorola 'Q'. Its a Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone device with a QUERTY keyboard - touted as the worlds smallest QUERTY phone. Its based on the very popular Motorola RAZR hardware...
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    Smartphone WiFi support

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    First review of the new WiFi support in Windows Mobile 5.0: http://www.ppcw.net/?itemid=2486#article Marcus
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    SQL Mobile

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    I had a question recently about memory issues with the SqlCeConnection class used in conjunction with SQL Mobile. In this customers app it appeared the class was leaking resources that were not being collected by the GC. So after just a few minutes of...
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    Windows Mobile in Kiosk Mode

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    This topic rates in my top 3 'soapbox' issues and it’s about time I vented some of my inner frustration... so let me just step up onto my soapbox and begin. Imagine a large enterprise wants to roll out a line of business application to its field or...
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    Autorun installation

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    My first post on this blog was about deploying application and I touched briefly on autorun.exe. I have been asked several times to expand on this and go into the details so here it is! Windows Mobile supports a simple, automated way of installing...
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    Mobile events over the summer

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    Missed the Mobile Embedded Developers Conference? Didn’t get to see the sessions you wanted to see? Want to discuss the features and benefits in a more open environment? If any of these apply to you come along to one of the evening events planned for...
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    Messaging and Security Feature Pack

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    6th June, TechEd USA, Steve Ballmer announced the Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0. In conjunction with Exchange SP2 this brings push e-mail to Windows Mobile 5.0 devices by using a direct link from Exchange server to device...
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    Smart client, Smart Roadster car competition (UK only)

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    The generous people at Microsoft UK are running a developer focused competition with questions about various aspects of smart client development. These won’t be tough questions and the relevant educational material will be available. The competition runs...
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    MEDC 2005: Pictures

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    These are what I got from the event - you may spot that I'm not renowned for my photographic ability! Day 1 - registration in progress. Dave Goon from the UK Laura from the UK. Chill out area. Keynote room filling up fast. Bill in full...
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