Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

July, 2004

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    Windows CE 5.0 - RTM - Download ?

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    Windows CE 5.0 RTM'd (released to manufacturing) on Friday July 9th - look out for the Windows CE 5.0 Evaluation Kit download from the Microsoft Web site - this should be available for download mid-July - I will post a link to the download when this goes...
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    Doug Boling in Dubai

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    Doug Boling is in Dubai teaching a source code workshop. Its a class that walks advanced CE developers through the operating system source code. He sure does get about a bit... Guess what Doug found on his travels ? Yep, Starbucks - they also seem to...
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    Windows XP Embedded - Develop on Windows 2000 or Windows XP ?

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    Quick question to all you Windows XP Embedded developers out there... Is your development PC running Windows 2000 or Windows XP ? - the reason for asking, is that I'm thinking of reworking the Windows XP Embedded web-installer, right now I'm using WinInet...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Released to Manufacturing !

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    At the recent Windows Embedded Developers Conference keynote Tom Adams, General Manager of the Windows CE development team announced that Windows CE 5.0 would release to manufaturing (RTM) on July 9th, this was reported on a number of online sites, including...
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    Jay Ongg - Picture Frame Part II

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    Jay has his tools out to pull apart an old laptop and get this rebuilt as a Windows CE Picture Frame, Part I covered the software, Part II covers the hardware. Click the image to get the article... (BTW, check out the state of the screwdrivers Jay is...
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    Blogs now searchable on Microsoft.com

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    Want to find all the Blogs from Microsoft relating to a specific technology? - then check out the following link - interested in just Windows CE, click here . - Mike
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    Creating "Pretty" Blog code...

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    There's a really neat sample up on MSDN that shows how to create Blog friendly code samples - go check it out... - Mike
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    Devcon - SumoBot - Bet you wished you had gone now, eh ;O)

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    Here's a set of thumbnails from the SumoBot competition at the recent Windows Embedded Developers Conference - this turned out to be a huge hit with the attendees - so much so that a number of attendees, speakers, and even some of the sound crew at the...
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    Thumbs ?

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    I've been posting a number of images to the blog and typically include screen shots in the MSDN " Get Embedded " articles - some of the images are perhaps just too big to drop onto the page "as is", so I typically use a mixture of SuperCapture to capture...
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    Scoble Mk II

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    Yesterday turned out to be a very interesting day, not only did I receive my 10 year @ Microsoft plaque, but I also recorded a couple of vidoes for MSDN Channel 9 , I decked myself out in the finest Scoble gear and headed out to record a video with the...
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    Portable Media Center - pre-order on Amazon

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    Creative Labs 20 GB Portable Media Center is now available for pre-order on Amazon - read the following article on NEWS.COM to get more information - price for the 20GB device is $499.99 - I've lifted the Features information from the Amazon page to give...
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    Open Source Miracle Horse stuns MS-Japan (from the Register)

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    How can Microsoft counter open source software's ability to make a Japanese woman give birth to a horse in a convenience store? Click the image below to view the .WMV file (strangely, even though the advert is for an open source software package the video...
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    Jay Ongg - Picture Frame Project...

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    Jay is publishing the steps to get a laptop converted over to an Electronic Picture Frame - check out the steps here - Mike
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    Time to Celebrate...

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    I've been working at Microsoft for 10 years, it certainly doesn't feel like it though, the time has zipped by, I started in Microsoft Developer Support, supporting Masm, C, C++, Windows SDK programming, device driver development etc..., then moved to...
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    DUAScriptGen - What's new ?

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    So, for those of you that want to know what's changed in the latest drop of DUAScriptGen the list of changes can be found on Aaron Stebner's Blog, here . - Mike
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    DUAScriptGen Updated

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    The Device Update Agent Script Generator (DUAScriptGen) has been updated - if you are using Windows XP Embedded and want a quick and simple way to generate remote updates to the image then DUA is one of the technologies you should be looking at, and DUAScriptGen...
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    Jay from the Windows Mobile team is working on a Picture Frame...

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    Jay Ongg from the Windows Mobile team is also working on a Picture Frame project, it looks like this is based on an old laptop, since Jay is totally into .NET Compact Framework development I wouldn't be surprised if the application is a managed app.....
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    ok, try this...

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    totally off topic, but... sit in a chair and lift your left leg so your foot is about 6 inches off the floor rotate your left foot in a clockwise direction (only your foot) - and keep it going... now, using your left hand try to draw the numeric...
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    EETimes - Command Line Evolution, the IDE...

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    Interesting article on EETimes discussing the move from command line tools to Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tools - the article is here . Do you agree with this ? - how many of you build your makefiles from scratch rather than have your dev...
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    FotoVision XML Web Service Picture Frame Code - Up and Running...

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    Using the FotoVision Web Service to host the images for the Windows CE Picture Frame was so simple, here are the steps... Install the FotoVision Software Build the Desktop and Web Applications (the Web App gets installed to localhost) Use the desktop...
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    A Lively Open-Source Debate

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    Apparently, not all developers are Open Source advocates, in fact, a large number prefer controlled source development - this discussion took place at the Sun JavaOne Conference - the full article is Here ... - Mike
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    Running Max OS X on Windows XP...

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    Last post showed Windows XP Embedded running on a Mac in Virtual PC - How about the other way round ? - Check this out, Mac OS X running on a PC - http://os-emulation.net/pearpc/web/ (Updated to now use a JPG instead of linking to the original Emulation...
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    Windows XP Embedded - Running on a Mac...

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    Now this is cool... Steve Makofsky has Windows XP Embedded running on a Mac, check it out here . - Mike
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    FotoVision... - Neat idea for the Windows CE Picture Frame...

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    On the flight back from San Diego I was thinking about the Windows CE 5.0 Picture Frame project - having pictures on local storage is "ok", having photos being dropped onto a file share on the device is "better" - the best option would be to have a remote...
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    MSDN "Get Embedded" - Windows XP Embedded, Going Virtual Part II

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    The second part of using Virtual PC to build and test Windows XP Embedded operating system images is now live on MSDN - this month we take a look at remote debugging of applications - here's the Article . - Mike
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