Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

November, 2004

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    jkOnTheRun - Text input methods for Tablets and UPC's

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    jkOnTheRun has an article that describes various input methods, keyboards, handwriting, speech, and alternatives, makes for an interesting read, especially if you’re interested in having Tablet PC functionality on small form factor Windows XP based...
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    Windows XP Embedded SP2 - Live !!

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    Tonight at 9pm PST we released Windows XP Embedded SP2 to the web – here’s the download page Windows XP Embedded SP2 contains a ton of new features including all the security updates from SP2 on the desktop, firewall, No Execute, buffer overrun detection...
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    Windows XP Embedded SP2 - Interviews with Joe Morris

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    I managed to grab some time with Joe Morris a Lead Program Manager on the Windows XP Embedded team to discuss Windows XP Embedded SP2. There were two topics for discussion, both interviews have now been posted to MSDN Channel 9 What is Windows XP Embedded...
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    Don Box - Sound Test.

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    ok, here it is, the Don Box sound test over on MSDN Channel 9 – we were recording a session on giving a great demo and I wanted to make sure the sound was ok before recording the interview, I’m not sure Don wanted me to keep this snippet,...
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    SPOT - Developing for Embedded Systems.

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    From http://www.dotnetcpu.com – looks interesting… thanks Stewart for the link…
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    Star Trek : New Voyages...

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    Do you miss the original Star Trek series, Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones Klingons ? – check out the Star Trek New Voyages ‘fan’ web site, this is a series of shows created and filmed by Star Trek fans, keeping the original characters but with new actors...
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    Communication - where's it going ?

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    I was thinking about the direction of communication last night, and sure enough an article on News.com turns up this morning which talks about video communication. So where is communication headed? – think about the changes from radio to black and...
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    Remember CEF [Common Executable Format] ?

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    I was merrily bashing away on a Compact Framework application for a demo this coming week when I had a flash-back to the Windows CE developers conference in the year 2000 – one of the advantages of the .NET Compact Framework is the portability of...
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    HP Bluetooth Headphones.

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    Gizmodo have an overview of the HP Bluetooth headphones on their site, HP have these listed on their site here . I was in a meeting a couple of weeks ago and one of the attendees walked into the room wearing a pair of these headphones – needless...
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    Warthog - Peugeot Hoggar and Master Chief Armour.

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    Are you interested in owning a Halo Warthog ? – take a look at the Peugot Hoggar concept car (link on the right). I’ve also been asked about the Master Chief armour that featured in one of my earlier blogs – I’ve found a site that...
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    Channel 9 videos...

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    I’ve recorded a number of videos for MSDN Channel 9, and thought it would be good to keep a listing of all the videos in one place, so here’s the Mikehall Channel 9 Video Page I have some more videos coming out over the next couple of weeks...
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    Media Center PC or Microsoft TV ?

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    I’ve had the new Comcast DVR Set Top Box for a couple of days now, so far the test team (wife/kids/dog/cats) have taken to the set top box, and seem to prefer the set top box to the Media Center PC – the STB is seen as a consumer electronics...
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    Blogjet update - cool new feature.

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    I updated Blogjet with the new Beta 1.2 release – the update has some cool new features, thumbnails for images (which I’ve not tried yet). I was hoping that strikeout was going to be available on the Font dialog, but if I want to strikeout...
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    Hotmail Outlook Express/Outlook access - working again.

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    I use Outlook Express as my news reader to keep up with what’s happening on the Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, Compact Framework, and Media Center newsgroups (let me know if you want links to any of these). So, this morning I ran Outlook Express...
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    The Da Vinci Code Movie

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    Hands up if you’ve read the Da Vinci Code book by Dan Brown, I read this on a flight to Asia last year, since I had a shiny new Tablet PC I decided to get an e-book from Amazon rather than a paperback, I couldn’t put the book tablet down, it was a riveting...
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    Channel 9 - Architecture of .NET on a whiteboard...

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    There’s a pretty interesting discussion of the architecture of .NET over on MSDN Channel 9 – Mike
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    Comcast PVR STB - More information...

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    doing a little digging around the Microsoft Web Site I found the following… Microsoft TV Foundation Edition 1.7 Data Sheet Microsoft TV Foundation Edition Web Page Microsoft TV Foundation Edition Launch Video The interesting thing on the MSTV web page...
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    WE-DIG Meeting - December 1st

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    You are invited to join us at our monthly developer interest group meeting – we recorded last months meeting, the plan is to also record this months meeting. Date: Wednesday December 1, 2004 Start: 6:30pm Location: Quinalt Room, Building 34, Microsoft...
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    Comcast PVR STB

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    Yesterday I swapped out my Comcast digital set top box for the new Comcast PVR digital set top box, it rocks! – the box supports recording regular and HD programs, I recorded “The Matrix” in HD last night, this took 12% of the H/D, I...
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    XBOX Live - Flying..

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    I saw this a ton of times over the weekend, players in XBOX Live not fighting but teaching each other to fly! – it’s pretty simple, and I thought I would have to describe how to make this happen, but it turns out there’s a video on the...
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    Smartphone Screen Capture ?

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    Are you writing applications for Smartphone ? – if so, you will probably want to write some documentation for your application(s), right ? – but how do you capture images from the Smartphone ? One option is to use the Remote Display application...
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    Christmas is coming - Gift Ideas ?

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    Need some cool and interesting gift ideas for this Christmas, how about a Binary watch, or a room sentry – just a couple of ideas from New Scientist… Check these out… There are also suggestions such as a submarine visit to the Titanic...
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    PlaysforSure - got music, have a mobile device, get them working together

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    If you have a mobile device, whether this be an MP3/WMA player, Pocket PC, Smartphone, Portable Media Center, or other device, how do you know whether you can sync your content from MSN Music, Napster, MusicNow, or Windows Media Player ? – Playsforsure...
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    Don Box Interview - Out take ?

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    I recorded an interview with Don Box on Friday morning discussing what makes a good conference session/demo – To make sure sound was ok on the camera I recorded a “sound check” which turned out to be entertaining, so, quick show of hands, who wants to...
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    Halo 2 - In the mind of the enemy

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    Are you tired of getting whipped by the Covenant? Learn how they think from the man who created the artificial intelligence for "Halo 2." In this exclusive Stuffo interview, Chris Butcher of Bungie Studios enlightens us . - Mike
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