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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

September, 2004

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    MSR RFP - Windows CE 5.0 Lab Documents...

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    We're running two days of hands on lab training at the MSR RFP event in Cambridge, UK - several attendees at the event have asked for a copy of the lab documents and sample code we're using at this event - The lab documents and source code is here The...
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    Windows Media Player 10 - now available...

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    Windows Media Player 10 is now available for download Check out the list of devices Media Player 10 works with - here - bet you thought Windows Media player was just for your desktop PC, right This release of Windows Media Player is designed to offer...
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    MSR Cambridge - Day 1

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    I arrived in Cambridge mid afternoon on Sunday 5th September, and needed to get to the Microsoft Research office to upload some lab documents I will be using later in the week - Thankfully, Damien Watkins (and his wife) were also in the office and offered...
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    Windows CE 5.0 - Blog ?

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    I'm curious to get feedback from anyone that's just getting started with Windows CE 5.0, it would be really, really cool for someone to kick off a blog listing their experience with the O/S and tools... Any takers ? - Mike
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    Calling all Developers - Are you interested in creating new channels for SPOT ?

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    Calling All Developers The Microsoft Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) group is looking for talented developers to create 'Channel' applications for the Smart Watch initiative, with payment of up to $10,000. Deadline: Oct. 11, 2004. - Mike
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    MSR Cambridge - Chat with XBOX AI Developers...

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    Here's the first of the MSDN Channel9 videos - a chat with a couple of the MS Research guys working on AI for XBOX games - turns out to be quite an interesting video - it's a pity they didn't have any demo's to show, but the Elf Bowmen were out at lunch...
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    Portable Media Center - Video on Channel 9

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    There's a look at the new Portable Media Centers on MSDN Channel 9 - Brett Bentsen, the Product Unit Manager for Portable Media Centers takes a look at the Creative Labs Portable Media Center, Windows Media Player 10, and how to Sync content between a...
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    Cambridge - Day 2

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    It's now day 2 in Cambridge, actually, day 2 started around 3am when my Redmond based body clock kicked in, no amount of staring at the ceiling got me back to sleep, so I decided to get up and work on some technical papers for MSDN... The main embedded...
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    Portable Media Center...

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    I've just got back to Seattle from a trip to Microsoft Research in the UK, the trip over to the UK was good, some interesting movies to watch, some work to do, the time flew by [pun intended]... The trip back wasn't quite so good, in economy, couldn't...
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    End of the MSR RFP Event

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    The Embedded RFP event is now over, there were over 70 attendees, and over 50 'teams' showing their work, which included robotics, o/s benchmarking tools, healthcare, IPv6 and IPSEC networking, bluetooth positioning, ad-hoc networking, sensor networks...
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    We-Dig - Paul Yao, Dave Durant, Petzold and the CE PM team...

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    Last night was the first meeting of WE-Dig - which meets on the first Wednesday of each month, monthly meetings will rotate around the subjects of Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded (next month), and "Mobile devices" (Pocket PC, and Smartphone). Last nights...
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    What's application development for embedded devices going to be like with Visual Studio 2005 ?

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    Take a look at the MSDN Channel9 video where Ori Amiga (a program manager on the Visual Studio team) talks about some of the ultra cool features in the next release of Visual Studio for mobile and embedded developers. - Mike
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    CEFileWiz - update...

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    This morning started fairly early, after running through POST (Power On Self Test) I reviewed my schedule for the day, the first hour or so was a meeting over at the Microsoft Conference Center, I've seen the content before, so decided to "take notes...
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    Windows CE Platform Wizard ?

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    I've been thinking... I've created a number of custom platforms using Windows CE 5.0, how useful would it be to take one of those platforms and generate a "new platform wizard" based on the components of an existing platform, this would make it easy to...
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    Rich Davies - SPOT Watches

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    Rich Davies, Program Manager for SPOT watches is up on MSDN Channel9 talking about the SPOT watch, and services - see the video here . - Mike
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    Last Day of Training at MSR Cambridge...

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    Today was the last day of training at MSR Cambridge - all the labs worked ok (which is always a bonus) - here are some photos from the last day... (click to enlarge) Training room at MSR Cambridge - if you look closely you can see cameras under the speakers...
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    Skype Releases Pocket PC Software...

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    Want to make low cost calls over the internet using your Pocket PC ? - take a look at the Pocket PC software from Skype . - Mike
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    Want to go to Space ?

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    Virgin boss Richard Branson has announced that Space flights should be available within three years, Sir Richard says it will cost around £100,000 to go on a "Virgin Galactic" spaceliner - the spaceliner would carry around 5 passengers, each would need...
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    Power Management ?

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    I'm interested in how many of the devices people are building implement power management ? - and what does Power Management mean to you, does power management translate to extended battery life, or something else ? - Mike
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    USGS - Earthquake news...

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    Mt St Helens has been pretty active over the last week or so, having over 200 mini-quakes in a 24 hour period, at times quakes are running at one or two per minute - I've been signed up to an e-mail alert for world-wide quakes for some time now (you can...
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    Gavin Bierman - MSR Cambridge Database Video

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    Check out this video from MSR Cambridge, Gavin Bierman is the Researcher being interviewed, he shows some of the cool database and XML features of C-Omega. - Mike
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    Windows CE 5.0 - What's Difficult ?

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    Writing the CEFileWiz application has kicked me into thinking about other aspects of Windows CE 5.0 O/S development, or application development that could be made easier... I've started a list including files into the O/S - CEFileWiz Generating Registry...
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    Want to take the .NET Framework Plunge ?

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    MSDN are running a "Soup to Nuts" programming Windows Forms applications series Tune in and learn how to build Microsoft Windows Forms applications and Smart Client applications in Microsoft .NET. We will take you through all the steps to build an application...
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    CEFileWiz - Bug found...

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    ok, so CEFileWiz is really useful, I'm using it all the time! - but someone has found a bug <shock, horror, probe> - I'm checking for the addition of a managed EXE, moving this to the "FILES" section, and including the appropriate SYSGEN variables...
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    Popeye the Laptop ?

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    MIT Works to Power Computers With Spinach eWeek - 9/27/2004 MIT researchers say they have used spinach to harness a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy for the first time, creating a device that may one day power laptops, mobile phones and...
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