Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

June, 2004

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    Picture Frame Project - Live at Devcon...

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    I now have all the code for the second stage of the picture frame project complete (thanks to some remote UI code from Chris Gray)... I was asked to provide a demo of how to build the Picture Frame using Windows CE 5.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 during...
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    We-Dig now open for business...

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    We-Dig is now open for business - sounds like a gardening club, right ? - wrong, this is the Windows Embedded Developer Interest Group - click here to get to the site. So what's this all about ? - check out the mission statement.... Our Mission... The...
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    Geek Breakfast at Devcon...

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    Surprisingly we had some folks turn up at the Devcon Geek Breakfast this morning, every seat at Starbucks was full... (actually, there weren't any seats, so we ended up just sitting on the floor)... Conversations covered everything from weather in San...
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    It's Sumo Time !

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    Yes folks, here at the Windows Embedded Developers Conference we're getting ready for the Sumobot competition, teams have been working on their code over the last couple of days - it will be interesting to see how well the search and destroy algorithms...
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    Geek Breakfast - Find the Starbucks...

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    The convention center in San Diego is huge, large enough for two Starbucks stores, if you are planning on coming to the Geek breakfast on Wednesday morning then you will want to find the Starbucks that's closest to the Windows Embedded Devcon - there...
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    IDG News - Windows CE 5.0 Microsoft to allow changes to Source

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    We're in San Diego at the Windows Embedded Developers conference - this is my 3rd time in San Diego, I really like this place - today is the pre-conference tutorial for Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded, the overview sessions are being delivered by my...
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    Embedded Software Development Conference - August San Jose.

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    I'm going to be presenting at the Embedded Software Development Conference in San Jose, August 17-19, check out the web site by clicking the image below. There will also be an appearance by Doug Boling, giving a talk about debugging Windows CE and .NET...
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    Bill Gates to start blogging...

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    According to the Seattle Times Bill Gates could start his own blog "very soon" - here's a link to the article . - Mike
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    Packing for Devcon...

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    the Windows Embedded Devcon is next week in San Diego (as if you didn't know)... so I need to pack for the week, what do I need to take... Laptop + Power Supply Pocket PC Phone Edition + Power Supply Bluetooth Headset + Power Supply Digital Video Recorder...
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    Channel 9 - Why does Microsoft have so many Operating Systems...

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    yep, yet another excellent video on the Channel 9 web site - this time Robert Scoble is asking why we have so many operating systems - check out the video here . - Mike BTW, is it just me, or does my office look a little messy ? - more cables and reference...
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    Microsoft and Open Source...

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    Interesting read on the SeattlePI news site about Microsoft releasing more code to Open Source. - Mike
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    Channel 9 is at it again... the next Embedded Video is now live...

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    You may have already seen the tour of the Embedded lab on MSDN's Channel 9 site, and now the "Build a Windows CE 5.0 O/S image in 10 minutes" video is live - click here to check it out... - Mike
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    How much is a Windows CE License ?

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    One of my colleagues found this on the Windowsfordevices web site... (actually it's on the home page, so it's not too hard to find...) - How much is a Windows CE Operating System License ? - click the image below to find out... - there's a link to a larger...
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    Geek Breakfast @ Devcon ?

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    Devcon is next week in San Diego, there's already a ton of delegate stuff going on, the welcome reception (Tuesday Evening), Ultimate Architect and delegate party (Wednesday Evening), and the show closes on Thursday - so I guess most people are flying...
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    Ultimate Architect III - Are you Game ?

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    Are You The Ultimate Architect? Click here to register (limit is 20 teams of two -- first come, first served). -->Click here to register and join the competition! * You must be fully registered for the Windows Embedded DevCon prior to registering for...
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    Mobile & Embedded Devices Powered by the Body ?

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    Interesting article on news.com about how the human body might be used as a carrier for charging devices or carrying data between devices. - Mike
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    Tour of Windows Embedded Lab

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    if you think that Windows CE is only running in Pocket PC and Smartphone, think again !!! The Scoble dropped by our Embedded lab a couple of weeks ago (for some reason he couldn't take the MS-Shuttle bus with his camera gear, so needed to walk from Building...
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    .NET Compact Framework CE Picture Frame application - GotDotNet Project.

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    I'm ready to document the 2nd step in the Windows CE Picture Frame project - this is where we remove the Windows CE Image Viewer application and replace this with a .NET Compact Framework application that pulls files from a share exposed on the CE device...
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    Connected Home ?

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    I saw this article on news.com which discusses connected homes and a new working group, the "Digital Living Network Alliance" which has formed to get TV's, PVR's, HiFi, Camera's, PC's to all play nicely together, according to the report, less than 6 percent...
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    Other Windows CE Picture Frame Projects

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    Looks like some of the readers already have a Windows CE based Picture Frame - check out the following thanks to Bart Meeuwissen from Delem for sending the photo's and the following description... The size of the display is 10.4 inch, the processor is...
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    Talking of cool projects...

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    Check this out - it's a media player devices based on a VIA motherboard... http://weblogs.asp.net/mikhailarkhipov/archive/2004/05/16/132870.aspx Let me know if you've built any interesting "home" projects, I'd like to post any links or photo's on this...
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    Happy Birthday from the team...

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    It must be my Birthday or somthing - check out the cake (with candle) from the team... - Mike
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    IT'S MIKEY'S BIRTHDAY....

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    I just locked Mike in the lab for a few minutes so I could post to his blog while he wasn't looking.... Join me and the rest of his fan club in wishing him a VERY HAPPY 67th BIRTHDAY! OK...he's not 67 yet, but close. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKE!!! I can't let...
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    Windows CE 5.0, getting close...

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    We must be getting close to shipping Windows CE 5.0, how do I know this? - because the coffee cart is showing up during the week, and everyone is working late (or Latte?) in the office to close down bugs... Working late getting the product ready to ship...
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    Application Developer or O/S Developer ?

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    Just bringing a set of comments up to the main blog... There's an interesting discussion going on against the "Is Linux Fat" post, someone (no-name) posted the following... Microsoft solutions empower Microsoft. Opensource solutions empower the developer...
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