Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

August, 2004

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    Opera Browser support for Smartphone...

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    Looks like Opera is going to be supported on Windows Mobile, see the press release here - I wonder whether there will be a generic Windows CE browser also available... - Mike
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    The Web is Broken...

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    I spent a few minutes browsing the content on http://blogs.msdn.com yesterday and noticed that the MSN Direct service had been updated (that's the service that provides data to "SPOT" watches) - you can now select upto two watch faces to be downloaded...
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    Interview with Charles Petzold

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    Interesting interview with Charles Petzold on the .NET Rocks! site - this is an audio interview, the interview gets started about 20 minutes into the stream (it's worth skipping the first 20 minutes!). Charles is the author of the Programming Windows...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Chat - August 31 - 10am Pacific...

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    Windows CE 5.0 Live Chat! Do you have tough technical questions regarding Windows CE 5.0 for which you're seeking answers? Do you want to tap into the deep knowledge of the talented Microsoft Embedded Devices Group members? If so, please join us for a...
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    Windows Embedded Developer Interest Group (WE-DIG) - September Meeting

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    The first WE-DIG meeting is coming up this week - to get more information take a look at the web site http://www.we-dig.net Here's how the first meeting looks... WE-DIG / Seattle Windows Embedded Developers Interest Group September Meeting Agenda Date...
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    Longhorn Embedded ?

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    No doubt you've seen the news on the web talking about the plans for release of Longhorn in 2006 - there are a number of places to get the news, some are listed below... c|net - Microsoft revamps its plans for Longhorn Microsoft Press Pass - Microsoft...
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    100% Geek ?

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    Check this out... is this the ultimate in geekware ? - CTRL+ATL+DEL Rings - get hit by someone wearing these and there's a good change you would reboot... read more on the Engadget site...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Emulator Download...

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    Want to run your Windows CE 5.0 O/S images without needing Platform Builder, or share your images with your customers without them needing Platform Builder, then the Windows CE 5.0 Device Emulator download is probably what you are looking for - take a...
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    Windows CE Unmanned Vehicle Software

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    UNMANNED VEHICLE SOFTWARE SUPPORTS WINDOWS CE, XP Applied Perception Inc. has released a collection of software components offering mobility and other capabilities for unmanned ground vehicle platforms. The components support Windows CE and XP based target...
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    License Plate Update...

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    Saw this in a parking lot yesterday... any ideas what the make and color of the vehicle were ? - Mike
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    MSDN Channel9 - Mappoint Location Server

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    Yesterday I recorded a video with Steve Lombardi, an evangelist with the Mappoint group - Steve works with the location server - I couldn't help but notice a striking resemblance with Bob Geldof - see the two images below, can you determine who is who...
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    Get the Facts ?

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    c|net have an article talking about the UK advertising standards body warning Microsoft to get their facts straight over a Windows vs Linux campaign - here's the article How credible do you think campaigns from Microsoft or other corporations are ? -...
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    More MSDN Channel9 videos coming soon...

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    The last two days have seen me with camera in hand visiting Chris Gray (yep, same guy that did the Windows CE 5.0 NAS demo), and John Spaith - this time round we're building an RDP client in less than 10 minutes (Chris), and looking at the Windows CE...
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    Microsoft Research "Touchlite"

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    At the recent MSR Faculty Summit there were a number of technology demo's being displayed, mostly from faculty, but some from Microsoft Research - the Touchlite demo was pretty cool, and I just happened to have my Digital Video Recorder in my bag, so...
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    Isn't Technology great...

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    Today I needed to visit my Dentist - I worked a crown loose down in San Joe while fighting with a particularly tough cheese and mushroom omlette (I was presenting at the Embedded Software Developers Conference ) - so I made an appointment to have the...
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    New addition to the office...

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    Not content with sharing my office in Building 118 with two other people a new addition turned up this morning... Welcome "Master Chief" to the office... There are a ton of Halo toys available from EBGames Keep an eye out for the Adventures of "Master...
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    Dog Day ?

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    It seems today is Dog Day... "why's that" I hear you ask, good question... I spotted two interesting license plates this morning, "MUTTCAB", and "DOGGS" - both vehicles (of course) had dogs in the back... The other reason today is dog day is because I...
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    Sling Media - Streaming TV to Portable devices

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    Forbes has a short write-up about an interesting upcoming product from startup Sling Media, called the "SlingBox Personal Broadcaster." If it works as advertised, we'll probably be hearing a lot about it. The idea is simple: hook up the little $200 box...
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    New use for Movie Theaters... Halo Tournaments...

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    If Internet piracy ends ruining the film industry at least they’ll be able to put all those empty movie theaters to good use: a theater in Logan, Utah set up video projectors in four theaters, hooked each one up to an Xbox and is now holding a weekly...
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    ESDEVCON - Day 2 - Linux Real Time.

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    I decided to sit through some competitor sessions today, the first session is Linux Real-Time (the presenter karim yaghmour was a few minutes late - real-time session , yep, on-time, nope - Karim is very knowledgeable about Linux development, and is the...
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    AVP Desktop Wallpaper...

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    After totally rebuilding my laptop a week or so ago I've decided to change the "Bliss" background, so decided to upgrade to an Alien vs. Predator wallpaper... I downloaded this from the movie site - there are two versions, one for Alien, one for Predator...
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    ESDEVCON - Day 1...

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    So, today was the first day of the Embedded Software Developers Conference in San Jose, I was surprised by how small the event was, each of the presentation rooms holds about 30 people (kinda small) - but that also makes for interesting presentations...
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    Now here's an interesting post to Blogs.msdn.com...

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    Anyone have a clue what this is about ? I see the obvious PocketPC, Exchange, etc... but what's the message ? - Mike
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    Adding that eMbedded Visual C++ MFC/OCX project to your O/S...

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    After a couple of hours fiddling with Visual Studio .NET 2003 (don't you just LOVE C# and the .NET Framework?) I think I have a working utility to parse an MFC/OCX project, read the property page .CPP file, and the .ODL file and generate the appropriate...
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    Conferences, the good, bad, and ugly...

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    Today is my first day back to work after a week out of the office with the family and dog - this included hiking up Mt. Baker (which was awesome, fantastic views, great weather), visiting Vancouver (which was great, eh), and being "off the net", and here...
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