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    On the subject of security...

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    ... just seen the first blog post from Mike Ormond reporting on how to defend ASP.NET from attacks. Mike heads up the Developer and Partner team here in the UK and has a long (and I mean long!) history of working in developer related groups at Microsoft...
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    Exploring Buffer Overrun Vulnerability

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    The concepts of buffer overrun attacks are well documented and most developers are aware of the technique and broadly how it works, but have you ever tried to write code to demonstrate buffer overrun? I have a session to present next month on a generic...
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    Mobile and Embedded Devcon site now open

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    Just reading Mike Halls blog and picked up about US MEDC: this years combined Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded show has just opened its web site for registration. No detailed agenda as yet. This year’s event looks set to be a real gem: It’s been extended...
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    Device provisioning with XML [UPDATE]

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    I was talking to Rick Engle from Microsoft this evening about the DMProcessConfig managed wrapper code I posted before . He needed to get the results of a param-query out from the function into managed code and the previous code I posted doesn’t cut it...
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    GSMWC Day 2

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    Did you see the HP anouncement yesterday of the h6500? Mike Hall covered it in his blog entry so I wont duplicate the pictures but its worth a look. Square screen OS support was introduced with "Windows Mobile 2003 Second Eddition software for Pocket...
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    New MSDN article available

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    How to Develop Orientation-Aware and DPI-Aware Applications for Pocket PC http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnwm2k3/html/orientation_dpi_aware_apps.asp?frame=true Author: Microsoft Article Summary: The objective of this...
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    Tooltip control for .NET CF

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    I went to see a company in the UK (ATOS Origin) in December and they need a tooltip class that works binary compatible on desktop and device - they are sharing all code in the project between both environments. Should they be using a tooltip on Windows...
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    HTC Universal device pictures (more from GSMWC)

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    Here are some pictures of the new HTC landscape / portrait + keyboard device code named Universal on the msmobiles web site. This device is announced to sell as the MDA IV from TMobile and might make it out with other manufacturers as well. The device...
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    What Operating Systems does the .NET platform ship natively now?

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    Got this question over the weekend: "What Operating Systems does the .NET platform ship natively now?" So the obvious ones first: Windows XP Pro SP1 Windows XP Pro SP2 Windows Server 2003 What about embedded and mobile? WinCE 4.0 and above has the optional...
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    3GSM World Congress

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    I've only been down to Cannes ( France ) once for this event to present a very short session about Pocket PC Phone Edition to a mostly non developer audience. I spent most of my time on the Microsoft stand answering techie questions and showing off the...
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    MSDN (UK) Nuggets

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    You may have already heard about this new initiative from Microsoft in the UK to push out short, technically focused video clips covering very speicifc 'howto' type topics. If not here is the blurb from the site and the link : "Don't have the time to...
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    Custom Soft Input Panel (SIP) for Pocket PC

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    SIP - Soft Input Panel is the term used to describe the popup software keyboard provided on Pocket PC devices to simplify input. SIP's are generally 80 pixels high and shown at the bottom of the screen just above the menu bar. 'Can I write and install...
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    Device provisioning with XML

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    I guess this post is loosely related to deployment – I’ve been working on another customer question today around pre-configuring a VPN connection to use IPSec pre-shared keys. One of the really useful features of Smartphone that made it to Pocket PC 2003...
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    device management: SOTI MobiControl

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    It’s been a bit of a 'security' weekend for me - I got a mail from Rick Engle Friday about security (BTW Rick is one of the most device hungry geeks I have had the pleasure of meeting) and he pointed me here ( http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid...
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    Securing Windows Mobile

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    I tend to get a lot of questions about Windows Mobile security and it always seems the same questions get asked: data transmission, local store, local authentication, loss of device etc. I just answered another question from a Microsoft consultant in...
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    Spurious space characters from Pocket PC Keyboard (SIP)

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    I was working with a company last week looking into a really weird issue on a Pocket PC 2003 device: just occasionally when their users login to the app they were seeing random spaces inserted into the user name field (possibly the password as well but...
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    Deploying applications to Windows Mobile

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    I thought I would be a little different and make my first post as useful as possible by including some of my latest work. I guess I cant totally skip the intro bit tho: My name is Marcus Perryman and I've been working with or for Microsoft in the UK for...
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