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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

September, 2004

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    Andrew Herbert - Managing Director, Microsoft Research UK

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    Here's the interview with Andrew Herbert , Managing Director of Microsoft Research UK - Andrew discusses the research work that's going on at MSR UK, and how to become a researcher at Microsoft. - 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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    Mt St Helens - Seismic Activity Increases Overnight

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    Quakes are coming at about 4 a minute, some are magnitude 3.0 - the USGS are saying that there could be an eruption at any time - exactly what that means isn't clear, this could be a release of steam or hot ash/rock - scientists aren't expecting anything...
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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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    Ken Wood - MSR Cambridge, Ubiquitous Computing.

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    Here's another interesting MSDN Channel 9 video recorded at MSR Cambridge [UK] - This is an interview with Ken Wood, who works in the Interactive Systems Group at Microsoft Research - this group is chartered with looking at technology from the user down...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Chat - September 30th 10-11am PST

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    We have a Windows CE 5.0 online chat happening on Thursday September 30th 10-11am PST 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...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Windows XP Embedded SP2 ?

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    Windows XP SP2 has now been available for download for some time now, all of my office and home PC's are now updates to Windows XP SP2 - but what about Embedded devices ? Windows XP Embedded is currently at version SP1 (meaning that it ships with the...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    CEFileWiz - Bug Fixed...

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    ok, I'm now checking for managed DLL's - the updated CEFileWiz application can be pulled down from here . This utility supports creating components for the Platform Builder catalog for any applications, DLL's, or external files (bitmaps, wav files etc...
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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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    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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    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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    Steve Lombardi - Mappoint Location Server...

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    Channel 9 is now showing the Steve Lombardi Mappoint Location Server video, this is pretty darn cool... Click the image to link to the video - Mike
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    CEFileWiz Updated to support Windows CE .NET 4.2

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    At the MSR Embedded training last week (did I tell you I was in Cambridge?) I had several requests to update the CEFileWiz application to also support Windows CE .NET 4.2, so here it is... CEFileWiz Download The updated application supports SYSGEN variables...
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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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