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    Changing roles...again

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    “The only constant is change” the saying goes, and at Microsoft that proves to be true. I’m changing roles again to work with developers who are extending Visual Studio. This will be a big job, but should be a lot of fun. I will be posting...
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    Device Emulator Preview available on Microsoft Betaplace

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    The Microsoft Device Emulator Preview 1.0 is available on Microsoft Betaplace . This is an open beta for a stand-alone version of the Device Emulator that ships with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2. The Guest ID is “MSDEVICE” (case is important—it’s all caps...
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    The Art of Abstract Thought

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    A personal story: My wife was driving around with my son today, who's two-and-a-half years old. He is currently enamoured with construction equipment and tractors of all ilk. In order to keep him occupied during the drive, my wife had given him his...
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    The Device Emulator DMA Patch is availble for download

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    During Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2005 we found that there were a lot of connectivity issues when deploying or debugging from Visual Studio to the Device Emulator. We did a bunch of work, and then we found that there were still more issues. Then we looked...
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    Device Emulator Connectivity Problems

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    Several people in newsgroups, chats, and MSDN Product Feedback have noted that they are having problems deploying solutions to the Legacy and Device Emualtors in the Visual Studio 2005 Beta. We hear you. The problems are almost certainly tied to one...
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    The Beta is here! The Beta is here!

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    After several long weeks after TechEd, Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 has shipped. There are a bunch of great new features in Visual Studio as a whole, and a great experience for Mobile developers. Much of the desktop development experience has been integrated...
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    TechEd Starts!

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    TechEd has started in San Diego, as you probably know. It's a great chance for me to meet up with old friends and co-workers, and an opportunity to meet new people and talk to them about how we can improve Mobile Device development. I had the good...
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    Hello

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    Hello, my name is Mark Colburn and I just started as a Program Manager in Visual Studio for Devices. I work as part of the Emulator, Debugger and Core Communication feature teams. Over the coming weeks I plan on using this Blog as a way of communicating...
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