Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

September, 2004

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    Tablet + Streets & Trips 2005 & GPS Receiver == Navigation...

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    I've been using a Navman GPS4410 Bluetooth device with my PocketPC to get directions and navigation for some time now - this is a really neat navigation package - a PocketPC Phone Edition that you carry around with you, get into the car, connect to the...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Suunto N3 Solar Charge your Watch...

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    Now this is pretty cool... Those chaps over at Engadget have an article that shows how to use a solar panel to charge your Suunto N3 or N3i watch... Click the photo for the link... What's the N3i I hear you ask... it's a thinner, more outdoorsy (what...
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    Halo2 - Interview with Pete Parsons, Bungie Studios

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    November is approaching, and everyone is itching to get their sweaty puds on a copy of Halo2, right ? - To get a feel for how the development of this much anticipated game is coming along, go read the interview with Pete Parsons over on Gamers.com - Mike
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    Travel and Picture Frames...

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    I'm in Cambridge [UK] for the week, working at Microsoft Research, Cambridge is a pretty cool place - I arrived at London Heathrow at about mid-day on Sunday, was met by a driver to take me to Cambridge - I was dropped off at Robinson College by about...
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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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    MSDN Channel9 - FotoVision & Windows CE 5.0 Picture Frame...

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    I've been working on some videos for MSDN Channel9, one of which was how to build an electronic picture frame using Windows CE 5.0 - this was fairly simple and I had planned on extending the picture frame to use Web Services for Devices, but found a really...
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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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    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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    Friday - Busy Night & Day

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    It's Friday September 3rd - next week I'm going to be working at Microsoft Research Cambridge (that's in the UK) - I'm going to be presenting two days worth of Windows CE 5.0 content for academics, and meeting some of the Embedded RFP teams - it's going...
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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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    MSR RFP Questions

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    There were a number of questions from the MSR RFP Keynote this morning, questions and answers are below... the common thread to the questions are listed below... Q: How do I call out to a COM object from the .NET Compact Framework A: There are a couple...
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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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    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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    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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    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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