Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

August, 2004

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    Windows XP SP2 - Affected Programs...

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    I now have XP SP2 running on all my office and home PC's - everything seems to be working great! - there are some applications that need to be tweaked, these are listed in this eWeek article and this MSFT Knowledge Base Article . - Mike
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    ESDEVCON

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    Tomorrow (Monday) I fly down to San Jose to present at the Embedded Software Development Conference - Tuesday I'm presenting an all day tutorial on Windows CE 5.0, Windows XP Embedded SP2, and Application Development, the line up is something like......
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    Strike F1 to continue...

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    Saw this on Dave Wellers Blog, "Keyboard Failure, Strike the F1 key to continue" - this has got to be one of the dumbest error messages ever, how on earth do you strike the F1 key if you've had a keyboard failure... (this is also one of my favorite error...
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    The end of Civilization...

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    We're back from a weeks vacation at Mt. Baker, here's a quick summary... Day 1 After a four hour drive (stopping for food shopping on the way) we arrived at the Mt. Baker log cabin, there are some good and bad things... Good... There's a Sauna in the...
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    Avatars on MSDN Channel9

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    I've just been reading about updates planned for the MSDN Channel9 site, the biggest request is for more videos, some of the Avatars being used are cool, I really like this one, which appears to be based on the Windows Messenger Icon. This is used by...
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    Sumobot Competition at Windows Embedded Devcon - On MSDN Channel9...

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    We ran a SumoBot competition at the Windows Embedded Developers Conference - here's a video on MSDN Channel9 that highlights some of the "fun". So, thinking about next years competition, what would you like to see ? - Mike
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    Operating Systems and Cars...

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    I've been thinking about desktop operating systems and why one operating system may win out over others, first, you need to identify the users of the PC, for the most part PC's are used in the home or in the office, perhaps both, the user of the PC is...
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    Pocket PC Virus

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    It looks like there's a low threat Pocket PC Virus - this is discussed on the c|net site, here Symantec rated the bug a "1," the lowest on its five-point scale. In a statement, the company offered the standard warning not to open or execute files from...
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    Off the network...

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    I'm going to be off the network for a week, hiking around Mt. Baker, staying in a log cabin, I'm not even sure that the cabin has power, phone, or cable TV (here's hoping! - I wouldn't want to miss Stargate Atlantis!) - So, that being the case I doubt...
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    Cornell University - RoboCup & Windows CE

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    It must be robotics day... Cornell University students have entered robot prototypes in the RoboCup competition every year since 1999. They won the world championship four times. The competition helps the student team learn about artificial intelligence...
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    Unmanned flight with Windows XP Embedded...

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    Students from Cornell University have built an unmanned airplane using Windows XP Embedded for the control system - here's the article . - Mike
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    Tech Irony...

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    Found this on .NET DElirium - somewhat amusing... - Mike
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    Invisible Computing?

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    This week saw the Microsoft Research (MSR) Faculty Summit (read BillG's Faculty Summit Keynote here ), there were a number of really cool demo's being shown in the Demo Fest, some of which are reported in the online edition of the Seattle PI one of the...
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    Embedded Systems Conference East (Boston) - September 14-15

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    If you are considering heading over to ESC East (Boston) on September 14-15 and are new to Windows Embedded tools and technologies then why not sign up for the FREE one day tutorial which covers Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and Application development...
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    Monday/Tuesday - this must be the MSR Faculty Summit...

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    I've been working at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit over the last couple of days, Monday I presented a session on Windows Embedded technologies (covering Windows CE 5.0, and Windows XP Embedded), some of the questions were pretty interesting, including...
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    SPOT - Rich Davies is at it again...

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    As if appearning in two videos on Channel9 in one week wasn't enough, Rich Davies is back again talking about some of the other devices SPOT might be running in... click the here to get the link... - Mike
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    Microsoft Robotics Club - MSDN Channel9

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    Microsoft has a Robotics "Club" that meet on a regular basis - check out the video on MSDN Channel9 to see what folks are working on and building... click the image for the link... Also, look out for Rich Davies from the SPOT MSDN Channel9 Video ....
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    MSDN - New Mobile Articles...

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    Looks like the mobility guys have been busy - there are a bunch of new articles available on MSDN Northwind Pocket Service: Field Service for Windows Mobile-Based Pocket PC Article Summary: Learn about enterprise mobile solution business aspects...
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    We-Dig - September Meeting...

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    Just received this e-mail from Paul Yao The Windows Embedded Developers Interest Group (WE-DIG) is meeting on Wednesday, September 1, 2004. And you are invited to attend. The topic of the meeting will be Windows CE 5.0, which Microsoft released just a...
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    Linux - head in the sand?

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    As a follow on from the previous c|net posting - Don Newman points out that Open Source Risk Management isn't releasing the list of potential patent infringements, doing so would put linux in the wrong, ignorance is bliss (apparently)... so what does...
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    News.com - Linux potentially infringes 283 patents.

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    According to an article on c|net News.com , Linux potentially infringes 283 patents, including 27 held by Microsoft but none that have been validated by court judgments, according to a group that sells insurance to protect those using or selling Linux...
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