Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

March, 2005

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    Symbian Licenses ActiveSync Software from Microsoft

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    Who would have thought that Nokia and Symbian would be licensing ActiveSync from Microsoft - the following Reuters article talks about the competition from RIM, and how corporate users now expect to be able to get their e-mail on a mobile device. - Mike
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    Replacing the NK.BIN image...

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    Assuming that you’ve built a Windows CE image that supports H/D (or compact IDE Flash on the eBox ) and have downloaded the image to RAM from Platform Builder there are a number of ways to get an image onto the underlying media of the device. ...
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    ZDNet interview with Microsoft's Identity Architect.

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    Microsoft's Chief Identity Architect, Kim Cameron is interviewed by ZDNet's David Berlind , downloadable an as MP3 . – Mike
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    Listening to Podcasts on the go...

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    I’m really getting the hang of this Podcasting thing, not only recording Podcasts but also listening to a bunch of Podcasts, DotNetRocks, G’Day World, Daily Source, and a number of others – Syncing the content to a Windows Mobile device...
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    ICOP (or CEPC) H/D Instructions updated...

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    The ICOP tutorial for adding H/D support to your eBox II board was missing a step, you need to add some platform.reg content - I've updated my previous post to include the instructions. Here's how the Windows Explorer looks on the device with the ATAPI...
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    [UPDATED] Windows Embedded Student Challenge - Adding H/D support to your image.

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    This question has come up a number of times recently – how do you add support for a hard drive (or access to the internal flash) in your Windows CE 5.0 operating system image – those nice chaps at ICOP have a tutorial here that explains the steps. Sorry...
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    Microsoft Embedded operating systems and the minivan

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    First read this blog post from Seth Godin – did everyone somewhere along the line believe that Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded were unreliable, not real-time, big footprint, hard to develop against ? – if so, where and when did this happen...
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    GPL Violations - more information.

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    Following on from my previous post ( Companies accused of violating the GPL ) there’s a very interesting article on Forbes that talks about Linux’s Hit Men , the Free Software Foundation has been persuing a number of companies for infringement of the...
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    Podcast - XBOX Test and Music

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    I recently had the pleasure to chat with Arif Gursel a Software Test Engineer in the XBOX team, the podcast interview we recorded determines what an XBOX software test engineer does all day (and it’s not playing Halo 2 ! [we’re both trying...
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    Linux/Java Camp - Comments.

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    I presented a session on Windows Embedded operating systems at today’s Linux/Java Camp – I didn’t want to present slides so only had one slide which had my name, job title, e-mail address and blog/podcast address. The session started...
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    It's survey time, what are your beverage habits ?

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    so, I have access to a survey tool </evil chuckle> – and thought I would kick off some developer type surveys – the first asks what your coffee habits are – Click HERE to start the survey – results will be published this...
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    Linux/Java Camp presentation.

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    Scoble blogged about the Linux/Java camp that’s currently running at Micrsosoft Campus – I’m presenting at 9:15 this morning on Windows Embedded technologies – I’m hoping to make this a conversation about our technologies...
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    Podcasting on your Pocket PC

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    I have to admit that I’m totally hooked on Podcasting, both creating podcasts (exposed from my blog) and syncing and listening to Podcasts, every morning I sync a number of podcast feeds to my laptop and listen to the content in the office –...
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    Better than CLR ?

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    Couldn’t resist this one – I’ve just watched a TV advert that “claimed” that Lime Away is better than CLR – I don’t see how a limescale remover could be better than the Common Language Runtime – Mike
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    Companies accused of violating the GPL

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    From ZDNet Thirteen companies, including Motorola and Acer, have been handed letters claiming they have failed to comply with the GNU General Public License. I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened – it will be extremely interesting...
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    The BEST Halo 2 Game Movie...

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    ok, so what happens when one of the players in an XBOX Live Halo2 games falls asleep ? – check out the video here to find out. (Note: some “interesting” language used in the video – you have been warned). – Mike
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    Windows Mobile devices - Music Videos.

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    Are you looking for great music videos to download and watch on your Pocket PC, Smartphone, or Portable Media Center ? – Take a look at the following services that launched yesterday. CinemaNow is launching Watch Music Here ( www.watchmusichere...
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    Tablet PC .NET Application Development Webcasts

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    Join us for the first webcast in the series entitled "Tablet and Mobile PC Applications Development", designed for .NET Developers. This session focuses on the InfiNotes Note Taking Framework built by Agilix Labs Inc. as an extension to the Tablet PC...
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    Windows XP Embedded Supplemental Toolkit.

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    From Windowsfordevices.com – SJJ Embedded Micro Solutions has released the Windows XP Embedded Supplemental Toolkit . Described as "more than just a book," the toolkit offers new tools to help developers with creating components, finding dependencies...
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    MED Podcast March 15th - Job Shadowing at Microsoft.

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    One of my colleagues in the Mobile and Embedded group had his son, Brad Butler in the office today on a Job Shadow with one of the Mobile and Embedded Product managers, Eric Engineer (I really think Eric should change his last name to Marketing!) –...
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    It's all about timing - Windows XP Embedded team is blogging.

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    I'm not entirely sure which came first, my posting on the difference between Windows XP and Windows XP Embedded or the fact that the Windows XP Embedded Team is now blogging - but you now have another RSS feed to sign up to. The first post if from Andy...
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    And now... Windows XP vs Windows XP Embedded...

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    Just to round out the story, I should also compare Windows XP with Windows XP Embedded... How does the story begin... oh, yes, that's right... </clears throat> A long time ago, in... Windows XP Embedded can be traced back to the days of Windows...
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    Windows Mobile vs. Windows CE

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    You’ve probably heard of the Windows Mobile platform, or the Windows Mobile operating system, what is this, and is there any relationship between this and Windows CE ? – This is a question that comes up all the time, so here’s my attempt...
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    Windows Embedded - Training, Academia, and Cricket.

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    Today I had the pleasure to talk with Ivan Joseph, a Product Manager in the Mobile and Embedded Devices group at Microsoft – Ivan runs training and academic programs, and is also responsible for the Windows Embedded Student ChallengE (note the extremely...
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    Windows CE 5.0 - CEPC Debug Serial on COM1

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    You may have noticed that if you are building and debugging Windows CE 5.0 images on a CEPC that COM1 has been stolen by the debugger to send debug output to a listening terminal (or terminal application). You *should* be able to stop the serial debug...
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