Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

March, 2005

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    CEFileWiz Updated.

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    It would appear that some developers PC’s have HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Platform Builder\5.0\Directories\OS Install Dir that doesn’t include a final backslash, this casues problems when launching the CEFileWiz application – I’ve...
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    Transparent Monitor Screens

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    This is pretty wild - fancy a Transparent Monitor ? – Mike
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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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    What's wrong with this ?

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    Just spotted this on the Microsoft Windows Mobile page – anyone see what’s wrong with this ? Personalize Your Device Make your device unique - just like you. Change the home screen with a theme, add a ringtone that matches your best friend...
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    Windows Mobile or Ultra Portable PC ?

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    I have an OQO to play around with for a while, this is a fully functional PC in a palm sized (depending on the size of your hand) form factor. The device runs on a Transmeta processor which seems to scale from 300MHz to 1GHz depending on processor load...
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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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    Getting Podcasts onto your Smartphone (or Pocket PC)

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    Now that I’m a Podcaster (if there is such a thing) I thought it would be interesting to sync my podcast files down to a Smartphone device running Windows Mobile 2003 – it’s so easy, even someone with an MBA should be able to do this… (anyone remember...
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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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    Windows CE - BIB, DAT, REG, DB, and CEC Files.

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    One of the questions that’s come up in the Windows Embedded Student Challenge is what REG, DAT, BIB, and DB files are, and how CEC files are contstructed. CEC Files and how to include files into your O/S image with Windows CE 4.2 or Windows...
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    Arise Sir Bill...

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    From Yahoo news – Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates will be awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth Wednesday for his outstanding contribution to enterprise. He will become a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent...
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    Doug Boling interview at ESC West

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    I managed to catch up with Doug Boling down at ESC West, and recorded a 20 minute interview, sync the Podcast to get the file… – Mike
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    Bill Gates KBE

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    Bill Gates was knighted today by Queen Elizabeth , so Bill can be known as Bill Gates KBE, which stands for Knight of the British Empire – What else do you think KBE might stand for (keep it clean!). – Mike
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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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    Beverage Survey Results are in...

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    We had a total of 75 completed surveys, 113 surveys started… What coffee providers to you use on a regular basis? Prompt Count Pct Starbucks 44 58.67% Jitters 2 2.67% Seattles Best Coffee 2 2.67% Home Brew 20 26.67% Java (huh?) 2 2.67% Tullys 2 2.67%...
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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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    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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    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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    Inside Windows CE

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    A few years ago a book titled Inside Windows CE was launched, this was 1998 and was about the time that the first public release of Windows CE "Embedded" operating system and tools made it out of Redmond. This was Windows CE version 2.0 (codenamed Alder...
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    Interesting Podcasts ?

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    I see that JK on the Run now has a mobility/gadgets podcast up and running, the RSS feed for the podcast is here – and the web site is here – I had a listen to the podcast this morning, it sounds like it could be interesting, so I’ve...
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    Voice Command 1.5 now available !

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    Voice Command 1.5 is now available (duh, I've already said that in the title of the post!!!) New! Additional features to assist people with impaired vision. For consumers who have difficulty reading a small screen or using a key pad, Voice Command v1...
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    Orb is now FREE - watch video, see photo's, listen to music over the network.

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    Orb networks have announced that their service is now free – this looks like an interesting product , if I get some time over the next couple of weeks (very slim chance) then I will have to install and have a play… – Mike
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    My first play with a Sony PSP

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    I took some photo’s (below) to compare the size of the PSP with an HP iPaq Pocket PC – the PSP feels good in the hand, has a fantastic display, and the controls ‘feel right’ – I can certainly see why someone would want to play games on here, I’m not sold...
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    Speech Enabling your Windows CE Device.

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    There seems to be some confusion around Speech Enabling a Windows CE embedded device - Windows CE 5.0 exposes a set of Speech API's known as SAPI (or Speech API), this doesn't include a speech engine, which is a required component - you will need to license...
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    Bloggers at MEDC

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    We ran a special discount for bloggers at MEDC – it would appear that people are reading the mobile and embedded blogs (or should I say Embedded and Mobile blogs – which reminds me, why isn’t the conference called the Embedded and Mobile...
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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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