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    MEDC 2005: Security model changes

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    Notes from CLI320 – Security and device configuration The smartphone security model has been in place from the original Smartphone 2002 version. It was originally designed to proved a flexible protection layer primarily to give Mobile Operators the...
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    Event Tactics

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    Yesterday I was at the NEC in Birmingham (UK) manning the Microsoft stand at the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) exhibition to show the Thames Valley Police mobile application. Being the first day of the event the hall was a little on the...
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    Free Windows Mobile 5.0 Porting Lab (UK based)

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    The EMEA mobility team have put together a porting lab to help you understand Windows Mobile 5.0, and to help you move your applications to the new OS.... Welcome to the EMEA Windows Mobile Application Development and Porting Program. The aim of this...
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 resources

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    Here are some early resources for Windows Mobile 5.0: Windows Mobile 5.0 dedicated web site Summary of WM 5.0 features Video of MEDC keynote ( 300kbps , 100kbps and 56kbps ) and powerpoint deck .
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    MEDC 2005: Breakout 'A platform on the move: CF 2.0 '

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    This turned out to be a bit disappointing because it was really quite a gentle introduction to managed development. I should have guessed from the session code! Actually, let me just explain that because lots of people don’t understand Microsoft’s...
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    MEDC 2005: Breakout 'Whats new in C++'

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    My 3 rd session was “What’s new in C++” which has some great material even if it was a little dry in presentation style. I was discussing presentation style with a colleague during the break and we came to the conclusion that a presentation about code...
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    MEDC 2005: Breakout "Enterprise look at WM 5.0"

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    My second session of the day was delivered by the UK’s very own Jason Langrage. His title was something like ‘new Windows Mobile 5.0 features for Enterprises’ but for me it was a great overview of the new features in the OS. Here are the key points he...
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    MEDC 2005: Vegas 2 Times

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    After a gruelling 25 hour trip from Heathrow through LA I finally arrived in Vegas on Monday at 10pm for my 2nd ever visit. With so many Microsoft people here I was able to call ahead and have a cold beer waiting for me - nice way to round the day off...
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    MEDC 2005: Keynote

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    Bill started with the usual Software theme ('software will change the world...') which is very relevant to the mobile industry today. He talked about the future of communication moving from ‘phone number’ based selection of a contact to name based selection...
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    HP to offer Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrades

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    http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2005/050510b.html Great news for HP iPAQ hx2100, hx2400, hx2700 and hx4700 users. Looks like my HP22xx devices have finally come to the end of their useful life. Marcus
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    MEDC - Who's who?

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    MEDC still going strong! It’s been great to catch up with lots of old friends and acquaintances over the last couple of days. The sessions have been great so far and I will blog my thoughts and summary when I have some time (probably on the plane going...
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    Caricatures

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    Want to see the UK Developer and Partner team in a new light? Check out the caricatures we had done recently: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/team/technical_team.mspx I tried to get a Smartphone in the drawing as well, but the artist was having...
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    How is Windows Mobile Related to Windows CE (2)

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    I want to pick up on a couple of comments to my earlier post : 1> From Windows Mobile ISV - Developer : Windows Mobile as an OS has to tread a fine line between providing an unmovable target (in terms of its SDK) for developers to have confidence...
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    Security Session for Developers: "Essentials of Hack Resistant Applications"

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    Due to popularity I have been asked to re-run a security related session I presented recently to a VBUG (Visual Basic Users Group) audience. Its not specifically mobile focused but instead looks at the common threats that any developer needs to be aware...
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    'MEDC UK' registration site now open

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    Hot off the press, the UK re-run of the US Mobile Embedded Developers Conference has now opened it’s the registration site: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/medc2005/default.mspx This is going to be a one day event on June 10th 2005 held at the Microsoft...
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    How is Windows Mobile related to Windows CE?

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    I keep getting the question “How is Windows Mobile related to Windows CE?” To be more precise I get lots of questions that don’t make sense if you understand the relationship between CE and Windows Mobile. So for my own sanity I'm going to document it...
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    ClickOnce flash

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    My last 4 or 5 weeks have been consumed with what seemed like a never ending deluge of technology. I was asked to give technical presentations on ClickOnce, SQL Server Integration Services and SQL Mobile. The mobile stuff was fine as I've used various...
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    VoIP Legislation

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    I have to admit I don’t find US political hearings particularly inspiring. I am certainly not legally trained or even overly interested in law (except maybe tax law from time to time), but there is a US hearing taking place in the next few days that has...
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    C++ event happening in Reading, UK

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    C++ is generally closer to the heart of most embedded / mobile developers as we find ourselves in the wilds of native code more often than a desktop developer. Well here is a great opportunity to come along to Thames Valley Park in Reading, UK and get...
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    Play time

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    Just saw that Momentum has released their new "Pocket Mini Golf 2" . I relied heavily on the first version to help keep my sanity on long European technology tours when stuck in some far flung airport waiting for a flight. You can grab a trial version...
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    Q&A from Mobility MSDN TechTalk

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    Tuesday evening I was speaking at an MSDN event in Reading , UK about Mobile Development and there were a number of questions raised during and after the event: From Chris Walker: "Do you know if there is any audio/multi media tutorials etc. I think...
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    Great site for Device Pictures

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    I was looking for some info on TMobile devices and came across this site on Pocket Mac showing device images from many different manufacturers. The site starts with RIM devices (well no one is perfect :) ) but also includes *most* of the recent Pocket...
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    Orange C550 Device Rumour

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    Did you see this over the weekend? Allegedly, a new HTC device due to ship from Orange . It’s covered here on MoDaCo as well, with a suggested ship date of May! There are two interesting things about this device (if it actually turns out to be true):...
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    Windows Mobile Application Contest

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    Win $25,000 and Application Distribution. Enter Your Best Applications in the Microsoft Windows Mobile™ Application Contest Today. Start building “work” and “play” applications for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs or Smartphones, and enter them into the...
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    Free Mobile Application Development Toolkit (UK only)

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    News for developers in the UK – this is UK only! : Take advantage of the new features in the Microsoft Mobile Application Toolkit – Order the DVD today. The Mobile Application Development Toolkit from Microsoft provides all the resources you need to start...
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