Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

July, 2004

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    Windows XP Embedded - Virtual PC Hardware Definition (SLD).

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    The last couple of months MSDN " Get Embedded " articles have focused on how to build a Windows XP Embedded operating system using Virtual PC , and how to write and debug Win32 applications on the Virtual PC - the one thing that's been missing from the...
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    News.com - report on Portable Media Center Devices.

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    News.com are running a report on Portable Media Centers , taking a look at the possible uptake of these devices in the market - Amazon are taking pre-orders for the Samsung and Creative devices. One of the blockers for uptake would appear to be content...
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    Code Project - what about Windows CE ?

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    I get the newsletters from CodeProject delivered to my inbox - there are a ton of samples submitted to CodeProject covering .NET, C#, VB, ASP.NET programming, and the rare (and I mean rare) embedded samples - if you have any cool samples, or have any...
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    OpenNETCF Coding Competition!

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    Looks like those chaps over at OpenNETCF are running a coding competition - running from July 15 - August 31 - rules can be found here - and it looks like there's a cool set of SWAG being provided by a number of people... Go check it out, and start coding...
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    What is all this stuff doing on my computer ?

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    Following on from the MSCONFIG post I had a comment posted by Jonathan Hardwick - it looks like Jonathan "Sherlock" Hardwick has been out with his deerstalker, pipe and violin looking at what can be disabled on his Toshiba laptop - there's a good list...
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    Longhorn - Industry Solutions.

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    Are you wondering how Longhorn might help you in your specific industry? - the platform strategy group at Microsoft have produced a number of demonstrations to show you how Longhorn can help you deliver solutions in your specific industry - Here's the...
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    Laptop Slooooooooooooow

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    This is not embedded but is hopefully useful... ok, so my laptop seems to have been running a little slower over the last few days - I've been thinking that some application or service has been chewing up resources on the PC - so how to find out what...
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    .NET Compact Framework - Team Blog...

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    The Compact Framework team now have a 'team blog' up and running - here's the link - http://blogs.msdn.com/netcfteam - looks like the plan is to put code samples and other 'interesting things' up on the blog. - Mike
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    Windows CE 5.0 Web Download - GO GET IT!!!

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    Windows CE 5.0 "RTM" Evaluation kit is now available as a web download - go get it folks... Evaluation Software - Download The English RTM version of Windows CE 5.0 is now available for download via the Windows Embedded Introductory Kit . Evaluation Software...
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    Found this to be quite amusing...

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    The difference between potential and reality... http://blogs.msdn.com/Roberdan/archive/2004/07/23/192218.aspx
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    Compact Framework application - how to include in the O/S ?

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    There are a few folks at Microsoft that are following along with building their own Windows CE based electronic picture frame - it's been interesting talking to these folks because they all seem to be having problems in the same areas... speciically,...
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    MSDN Channel 9 Videos...

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    I've been roaming around the embedded groups at Microsoft with my handy mini-DV camcorder, look out for the following videos coming to MSDN Channel 9 over the next week... Windows Automotive (2 videos) - Peter Wengert SPOT (2 videos) Rich Davies Windows...
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    Windows CE Application Development in Visual Studio 2005

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    This MSDN article talks about some of the changes coming for Windows CE developers in Visual Studio 2005 - the article is obviously written by someone in the mobile devices group, but if you are a Windows CE application developer you will still get a...
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    Cool Video on MSDN Channel 9 - MS Research Tour...

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    Check out this video on MSDN Channel 9 a tour of MS Research - plus, look out for some interesting Embedded videos coming (hopefully) this week... - Mike
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    I Robot - Nice car...

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    " I Robot " turned out to be quite a good movie, and quite funny in places, the Audi RSQ Concept car did stand out in the movie, and I decided to Google <verb> for more information... from rssportscars.com - Audi has been participating as...
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    Music with your Latte ?

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    Interesting article about Starbucks and how they are " Thinking outsite the cup " - how do you expand the services offered in a coffee store ? - simple, add the ability to listen to, purchase, and download music... I've been thinking about this issue...
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    I Robot - Could it really happen ?

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    I'm off to see "I Robot" this evening, quite looking forward to it, I read the book a few years back, but somehow doubt that the movie is even close to the book - I get the impression that this is going to be a "disengage brain, sit back, enjoy" type...
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    VoIP - Vonage

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    I now have Vonage VoIP up and running at home, the installation was extremely simple, and the sound quality seems to be very good, and, I'm not noticing any problems with using VoIP and the 3MBit internet connection from Comcast. I've also hooked up the...
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    First Virus on Windows CE ?

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    There's a report on ZDNET of a Virus on Windows CE - this is a proof of concept virus and isn't expected to spread - this does raise an interesting point though - the article author discusses how virus writers could plan to attack VoIP phones or other...
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    LOOKOUT !!!!

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    I've been using an outlook add-in for a while now that provides super quick lookup to 'archived' e-mail, calendar appointments etc... the add-in is called LookOut - this is produced by LookOutSoft - according to the Seattle PI MSN has just purchased lookout...
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    A great use of Doug Bolings "Programming Windows CE .NET 3rd Edition"

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    I saw the following in one of the marketing offices yesterday - what an interesting use of Doug Bolings " Programming Windows CE .NET 3rd Edition ", using it as a monitor stand for a laptop, NICE!!! - click the (slightly fuzzy) image below to get the...
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    c|net - .NET application development for Linux...

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    This is pretty interesting.. the Mono project has released v1.0, this brings some of the power of .NET and C# programming to Linux developers - it's also interesting to see that the Mono group is about 18 months behind Microsoft in release schedules and...
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    Since we're talking about books...

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    Let me know if you're working on, or planning to work on a book covering Windows CE 5.0 development - I'd really like to take a look... - Mike
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    It's turning out to be a busy book month...

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    Not only do I have the two APRESS books on Compact Framework programming and SQLCE programming, but I also have a copy of .NET Compact Framework Programming by Paul Yao and David Durant The book is published by Addison Wesley - click the book to open...
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    Book Review...

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    I have a couple of interesting books to read over the next couple of weeks, both are produced by APRESS - the books are... The Definitive Guide to the .NET Compact Framework - written by Larry Roof (yes, that Larry Roof, the same guy that writes the ...
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